How to Use Gray Background in Safari on Mac OS X El Capitan

Mac OS X El Capitan has many new improvements and features. One of them is specifically for readers; grey background in Safari. Follow the steps to use it.

Gone are the days when we have to buy special furniture to manage our collection of books. In this era of technology, almost everything is digitalized. Same is the case with books. Most of the newly released books are available in E-book format. iPhone, iPad and Mac have apps that can support E-books.

Apple has taken utmost care to please the community of readers as the number of E-Book readers is increasing day by day. More and more readers are moving to E-books, because it is very easy to carry them with their Apple devices. Traditionally, we had to carry books either in our hand or in our bag. But our hands or our backpack cannot carry more than five to six books. In case of E-books, you can carry as much as you want.

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How to Turn On Grey Background in Safari on Mac OS X El Capitan

There are many apps that can cater the reading requirement. But out of all, one of the widely used is Safari browser. It can be used to browse through different web pages, as well as to read.

Safari Reader is a feature included in Safari browser; the feature removes all the advertisements and banners, leaving an easy space to read comfortably. To add some more spice, Mac OS X El Capitan has now enhanced this feature, by letting you set the background color to gray in Safari Reader.

How to Turn On Grey Background in Safari on Mac OS X El Capitan

Step #1. Open a webpage in Safari that you wish to read.

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Step #2. On the top left side of URL address box there’s a Reader button; click on that to turn on reader mode.

Reader Mode Button in Safari on Mac

In reader mode page would look like this:

Enable Reader Mode in Safari on Mac

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Step #3. Click on Font button (AA) near URL address bar.

Click on Font in Safari on Mac

Step #4. You will have a menu with color options available; select grey color.

Once you are done with it, you will have Safari Reader background turned to gray color.

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