So, I’ve been making the swap over to Brave to give it a shot as my primary for a while, a feature I use a TON is reading mode, which all the other browsers have (Chrome you have to enable in the flags but it is there). I read an enormous amount of research on my browser so not having this might be a dealbreaker for me.
I enabled Reader Mode in the flags, and then toggled it on in the settings, and while it does work and appear on pages (stupidly it’s under the drop down menu instead of a single button press which is also annoying), BUT it only works when Shields is OFF?? What is the point of reader mode if you have to disable all of Brave’s good features to use it? If Shields conflicts then why doesn’t Brave disable Shields and reload the page in reader mode with a single button press?
Additionally, enabling Speed Reader in the flags seems to do nothing other than add a little “Speed Reader” icon to the the left of my omnibox, clicking on which does absolutely nothing on pages that the reader mode itself worked on, and it enables for all pages all at once.
Am I missing something major here or is this really something Brave is somewhat ignoring? As far as I can tell it’s the ONLY major feature it’s missing from the other guys, I’d hate to leave it just for something so simple.