FB2 Reader

FB2 Reader

Allows reading FictionBook (.fb2 and fb2.zip) files from websites. Just click on fb2 link and that is it. Only works for unzipped local .fb2 files. For Linux support please see the description.

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What is FB2 Reader?
"FB2 Reader" is a Firefox add-on designed to facilitate the reading of FictionBook files (.fb2 and .fb2.zip) straight from websites. It equips Firefox with the capability of bookmarking FB2 books, searching text, adjusting font, printing, style customization and finally supports files on Linux. However, local files need to be unzipped before reading.
Merlin
Stats
Users: 4,023 ▲ 83
Rating: 3.80 (44)
Version: 0.32resigned1 (Last updated: 2024-04-25)
Creation date: 2009-11-17
Weekly download count: 27
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • *://*/*.fb2*
  • *://*/*.FB2*
  • *://*/*.Fb2*
  • *://*/*.fB2*
Size: 109.99K
Stats date:

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Summary

FB2 Features:

  • Links
  • Images
  • Footnotes
  • Index
  • Tables
  • Zipped books (only online, local books have to be unzipped)
Firefox Integration
  • Bookmark FB2 books
    • Organize your bookmarks with folders and tags
    • Sync the list with Firefox Sync
  • Search text with Ctrl+F
  • Adjust font size and face
  • Scroll smoothly
  • Print and Print preview
  • Style with Stylus
Reading local .fb2 files in Linux Please add line "text/xml fb2" to ~/.mime.types file. See #8 for details.

How do I set text font? Go to Firefox Preferences and in Fonts and Colors section pick Default font.

How do I download an .fb2 file? Right-click on a file link and pick Save As… Or temporarily turn the addon off.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Allows viewing fb2 book files
  • Functional and configurable
  • Memorizes reading point
Cons
  • Stopped working after Firefox update
  • Does not work on Linux
  • Issues with UTF-8 encoding
Most mentioned
  • Functional add-on for viewing fb2 book files
  • Stopped working after Firefox update
  • Not working on Linux
Recent reviews
Stopped loading (extension icon is grayed), probably after Firefox update. Troubleshooting info: ------------------ Name: Firefox Version: 124.0.1 Build ID: 20240321230221 Distribution ID: Update Channel: release User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.15; rv:124.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/124.0 OS: Darwin 23.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version
by Atatat, 2024-04-01

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Safety
Risk impact

FB2 Reader is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install FB2 Reader if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

FB2 Reader is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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