How to remove Firefox’s Reader View (book) icon from the address bar

Mozilla will release Firefox 38.0.5 (currently in beta) with Reader View, Pocket integration and Firefox hello tab sharing. We’ve already covered how to disable Pocket, now let’s see how to remove The Reader (book) preview icon in the address bar, which only appears when a page of readable content is detected.

READ: Firefox version 38.0.1 fixes crash issue due to Nvidia Optimus graphics cards

Remove Reader View (book) icon in Firefox address bar

1. Visit about:config

2. Find preferences reader.parse-on-load.enabled and change its value to ‘false’.

Will you be using Reader View mode, also known as Reader in Firefox for desktop?

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