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Just Read for Chrome


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 7/16/2018.

Screenshot of Just Read for Chrome

A customizable reader extension.

With one click (or less!), you can remove distractions like:
* The page's styling
* Ads
* Popups
* Comments

And read the article in a customizable, simplified format - like a read mode but better! No login and completely free!

Users can:
* Use the default theme
* Modify the default theme using a graphical editor or CSS
* Use a theme someone else has made (found at )
* Use their very own custom styling
* Auto-run Just Read format on specific sites
* Auto-enable fullscreen when Just Read is started
* Use a keyboard shortcut to run Just Read
* Print the custom-styled version of the article
* Use the selection mode to choose exactly which text they want to select for reading
* Use the deletion mode to remove any unwanted content after selection
* Edit incorrect meta information generated
* Control which options Just Read uses

Just Read is a feature-packed and more customizable alternative to the now-defunct Clearly extension, working like a specialized reader view, and includes support for special needs like MathJax and right to left languages.

Just Read collects no data from any user, so you have nothing to worry about in terms of privacy.

Just Read is completely open source and can be found on GitHub here

Please read the README in the GitHub link above for more details about Just Read!


To install Just Read for Chrome, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install justread-chrome

To upgrade Just Read for Chrome, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade justread-chrome


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $bits = Get-ProcessorBits
    $packageName = 'justread-chrome'
    $extensionID = 'dgmanlpmmkibanfdgjocnabmcaclkmod'
    if ($bits -eq 64)
        if (Test-Path -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\$extensionID")
           Write-Host "Extension already installed." -foreground magenta
           } else {
             New-Item -Force -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\$extensionID" | out-null
             New-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\$extensionID\" -Name "update_url" -Value "" | out-null
             New-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\$extensionID\" -Name "ChocolateyPackageName" -Value "$packageName" | out-null
        } else {
          New-Item -Force -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\$extensionID" | out-null
          New-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\$extensionID\" -Name "update_url" -Value "" | out-null
  • tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $bits = Get-ProcessorBits
    $packageName = 'justread-chrome'
    $extensionID = 'dgmanlpmmkibanfdgjocnabmcaclkmod'
    if ($bits -eq 64) {
        Remove-Item "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\$extensionID" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | out-null
        Remove-Item "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\$extensionID" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | out-null

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Zach Saucier


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