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Wednesday, October 25, 2006


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Fantastic! I was just starting to get sick of the 'mark page read' shortcut being ctrl+m and not moving to the next page... ctrl+d is much better :D

Nick, this is cool but what I would really like is a shortcut, preferrably enter or something quick, for 'open item link in new tab' when viewing newsfeeds in the list. Currently I have to manually click on the little icon in the preview and this is slow. I like to 'space' through all unread items and when I find something interesting 'enter' to open it in a background tab to go back to later and read.


I think you are looking for (but missed):
'T' = Open Link in New Tab.


Please include a setting to disable all these keyboard shortcuts.

I sometimes find myself posting a comment in a browser tab, only to inadvertently press some key and lose the whole comment.

Jeremy, I tried 'T' but it does nothing.

Weird. Did you use the up/down arrow to highlight the item? It works great for me -- I love this because the way I read feeds is walk through the newspaper view opening interesting items in new tabs and then I go back and read 'em. So I just use up/down arrows and hit T and then Ctrl+D to go to the next page.

I REALLY like how Ctrl+D goes to the next unread feed too.

Holy crap, I just had the best day ever. Thanks Nick!

Jeremy, I am not using newspaper view. I do that same as you it sounds but rather than newspaper view i just use the grid list.

Whenever I google for myself, I find one of your old blog posts.

It amuses me.


My last name is Dexter.

Craig, the new shortcuts are for the newspaper; if you don't use the newspaper, then they won't work for you.

Craig, I highly recommend you switch to the newspaper view then. It only took me a day to get used to it when Nick first came out with it.

This is great but I have one question ...

I use the Prince style and while up and down works (it highlights the story just fine) when i hit enter it goes to the web page rather than "show this post" which is what you get when you actually click the link. Is this a bug or the intended design?

To a keyboard fan like me this is great news! Thanks for the constant improvements to FD.

(As a side note, I work behind a BlueCoat proxy which seems to keep a cached copy of the file for several days in a row. I was wondering if there's anything you could do server-wise to prevent this from happening...)

Stephane-Robert - You could try appending some false parameters to the link to force the proxy to think it's a new file, i.e.:

Is there a way to turn off the shading of an item when in newspaper view? It's driving me crazy. I like the idea of selecting the item to use the shortcuts, but its harder to read now.

Tom, there isn't a way to turn off the shading, but perhaps I can make it look better. Which newspaper style are you using?

Morgan, that's the intended design - Enter goes to the item's link (ie: web page).

Jack: thanks, I'll try that.


Is it possible to change this? I would prefer it go to the "show this post" and then the link in that window go to the item link.

Nick, I'm using Surfer. Its the color the fact that scrolling with up/down arrows doesn't work anymore. I used to load up all the items by clicking on the feed title and have a listing (in full text where available) of every item (btw, pagination has speed this up). Prior to this last beta release, I was able to scroll using the keyword to read long posts, now it skips to whole items often times jumping way ahead of where i was reading. It's now not possible in this style to do this. Any way to turn off these shortcuts and have an option to go back to the old way?

Tom, we've had a number of customers report that they don't like the fact that the arrow keys have been re-mapped, so expect to see this changed in the next build.

are you going to make something like a google news reader interface? basically a river of news layout?

Nick, with the last beta I'm experiencing an annoying blink of the web page once loaded. It's as if the web page went through a quick refresh after being completely loaded.
If I come back to the official release, the problem disappers.
I don't know if it's ever been mentioned but I had it also in the pre ver. 2.0 betas.
Anyway, thanks for your wonderful job!

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