Windows: If you'd like to experiment with speed reading Speed Reader Enhanced is a tiny — 23k download! — application for turning any block of pasteable text into a speed reading exercise.
Slap in the text, set the background, font, text colour — the default light blue and slate blue were pleasant enough — full screen or windowed, and whether you want retarding enabled. Retarding, awkward word choice aside, will cause a momentary pause on all punctuation marks.
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