Currently the Reading View button shows up only on some article pages, while it should appear on all web pages, article or not.
at the time i'm writing this Edge is on" Version 220.127.116.11 (Official build) canary (64-bit)"
Google Chrome Canary has similar feature called distilled web page contents and it is a fixed button next to the URL and you can use it on any web page, be it a YouTube video, a forum or article. that's really convenient.
p.s for those who don't know how to enable Reading View in Edge Canary, you should do it through here: Edge:/flags
Thank you for the suggestion, @HotCakeX. I will make sure the right teams hear about it. Just curious, for many sites the Distilled web offers no content. What kinds of sites do you find the distilled web most useful for? Thanks - Elliot
@Elliot Kirk Thanks, hope the Edge team make the changes soon.
web pages I used distilled view on (and Edge's reading view don't work on) are for example wikipedia pages, forums, web pages and articles that are not properly HTML tagged and more. it also helps to have a stripped down and clean version of a web pages.
i also sometimes use it on web pages before printing them to PDF because it removes unnecessary stuff that overlay the actual contents.
so overall it is very useful and better be a fixed button so user can use it anytime they want.
you mentioned for many sites the distilled web offers no contents, well i haven't came across any of those sites yet. Any web pages I used distilled web on so far always gave me contents. heck even on a YouTube page it gave me clean text and web contents.