what happened to the distill google chrome option

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  1. Posts : 578
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    what happened to the distill google chrome option


    Anyone have the 411 on why this is no longer an option. I used it extensively. Google Chrome is up to date Version 79.0.3945.88 (Official Build) (64-bit). It would appear that I am not the only one who discovered it's absence:

    Reader Mode Not Availabe - Google Chrome Help
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  2. Callender's Avatar
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    I'm using Vivaldi (Chromium 79.0.3945.94)

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    It still has Reader View available. Distill is not supported though.

    what happened to the distill google chrome option-vivaldi-2.10-reader-view.jpg

    Sorry I cannot help with Google Chrome though.
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  3. Edwin's Avatar
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    It's in Chrome Canary so, maybe it's coming back.
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  4. Callender's Avatar
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    Perhaps check your shortcut:

    “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –enable-dom-distiller


    Source:

    How to Use Reader View in Your Desktop Browser
    Last edited by Callender; 21 Dec 2019 at 20:34. Reason: layout
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  5. Steve C's Avatar
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    Callender said:
    Perhaps check your shortcut:

    “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –enable-dom-distiller


    Source:

    How to Use Reader View in Your Desktop Browser
    That fix doesn't work
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  6. Edwin's Avatar
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    Steve C said:
    That fix doesn't work
    It will if you pin Chrome to the Taskbar and modify the Target from there only.
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  7. Posts : 578
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    Thread Starter
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    Edwin said:
    It's in Chrome Canary so, maybe it's coming back.
    I don't even use BETA software so while thanks for the suggestion I believe I will stay clear of developer's software : )
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  8. Edwin's Avatar
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    Edwin said:
    It will if you pin Chrome to the Taskbar and modify the Target from there only.
    Furthermore:

    If you wish to unpin that modified shortcut from the Taskbar, you can copy it from:

    C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\ImplicitAppShortcuts\xxxxxxxxxxxxxx...

    and paste it into the Start Menu folder as an extra, both will work independently...

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  9. Posts : 578
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    Edwin said:
    Furthermore:

    If you wish to unpin that modified shortcut from the Taskbar, you can copy it from:

    C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\ImplicitAppShortcuts\xxxxxxxxxxxxxx...

    and paste it into the Start Menu folder as an extra, both will work independently...

    what happened to the distill google chrome option-002791.png

    what happened to the distill google chrome option-002784.png

    Thanks again. I had made another post but it got nuked since I apparently used a "bad" word perhaps having to deal with the vocation relevant to the television show "Mad Men." You wouldn't happen to have any insight into why this function was removed or any official word from the powers that be? TIA.
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  10. Edwin's Avatar
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    phaedruspress said:
    ...You wouldn't happen to have any insight into why this function was removed or any official word from the powers that be? TIA.
    Not a clue but, I have a reasonable suspicion that it interferes with other Experiments.

    You can resurrect the Flag, so to speak...

    what happened to the distill google chrome option-002796.png

    ... by enabling these two Flags...

    what happened to the distill google chrome option-002797.png

    but, it won't work! It defaults back to a dead experiment every time.
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