How to Disable Narrate Feature in Firefox Reader Mode

Mozilla released Firefox version 99 this week. With only one step remaining to the century update of Firefox, all Firefox users are feeling thrilled. In the version 99 itself Mozilla has added some new features, such as a hotkey to toggle the narrate feature.

This narrate feature is used when you enable the reader mode for a webpage. Using the narrate feature you can make Firefox read out any webpage loudly with the help of TTS engine built inside Windows. In the version 99 of Firefox, users can now use the “n” hotkey to toggle narrate on or off. So if you want to listen to a webpage’s text, you can enable the reader mode and press the n key on your keyboard.

Disable Narrate in Firefox

But if you do not want to use the narrate feature, then it is possible to completely disable it in the Firefox browser.

Here is how you can disable the Narrate feature for the Reader mode of the Firefox web browser:

  1. Launch Firefox web browser, type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
  2. Click on “Accept the risk and continue” button to proceed.
  3. In the search box on Advanced Settings screen, type “narrate” to narrow down the settings we are looking for.
  4. Double-click on narrate.enabled to make its value false.Disable Narrate in Firefox
  5. This is it, you have now disabled narrate feature in Mozilla Firefox.

Narrate is very useful for the people with weak eyesight who do not want to read long texts. Similarly, it can help you go through the classic literature available on Project Gutenberg at a much faster pace. So if you want to re-enable the narrate feature once again, then you can follow the same steps again with a difference – you will be setting the value of narrate.enabled to true. This will re-enable the narrate feature for you and there is no need to restart Firefox.