I am having all the time in the World or I am required to do a research – both will, more often than not, lead me to reading long blog posts, research papers and webpages. However, I cannot sit back and read focusedly as my one hand HAS to be on my mouse to scroll down the webpage manually.
This brings us to the question on how to read faster on our computer and what reading level you are at.
This can be accomplished by using two speed-reading techniques – both deals with auto-scroll of websites using scripts using which you can read faster. With the below techniques, you can still employ your Photo Reading or any other speed reading techniques.
Also, if you want to improve your reading speed comprehension so you can have a better ‘words per minute‘ or ‘WPM‘ with speed reading tests, (no speed reading software or app required), just use the teeny tiny script given below:
I follow a couple of ways to do this:
- One – lets me scroll down automatically any webpage that has content below the fold.
- Two – lets me control when to start auto-scroll and when to stop the auto-scroll with a single click.
Both the approaches lets you add a Bookmarklet to your Bookmarks bar. I have tested this in Google Chrome. Let’s now see both the ways:
1. Just create a new bookmark and add the below code in its URL section:
You can name it anything you want. I have named it as SmoothScroll. This script lets the webpage to start scrolling as soon as you click and doesn’t stop until you Refresh the page. The more you click the bookmarklet the more speed the scrolling gets.
2. Now for the 2nd method:
Create another bookmarklet and add the below code in its URL section:
Change the scroll speed by increasing or decreasing the number given in red color above. With this bookmarklet, you can easily start scrolling with a single click and also stop the scrolling with another click.
Create a new bookmarklet instead using this trick:
Go to this Bookmarklet Builder
Give a name you like. Mine is ‘Screader‘ – an acronym for ‘Scrolling Reader’.
Click on ‘Format‘ button.
Now simply drag and drop the hyperlink that is created just below the ‘Format’ button – drag it to your Bookmarks bar.
That’s it! Test it on any website which needs to be scrolled – has content to read below the fold.