A few new updates were posted today. First up were a couple of changes targeted at some Chrome on Android behaviors that have been annoying me. Chrome tries to do an automatic font resizing after new pages are slid in and since it overwrites what the user has already set it results in an annoying mismatch between elements. The resizing is now blocked so everything will behave as it does in other browsers.
I added a few new touch gestures today. Each of works on the entire page rather than an individual item like swiping left and right. The goal with these changes is to allow users to take the actions at any point on the page instead of having to scroll to the bottom first.
- swipe diagonally from top left to bottom right: Mark Page Unread
- swipe diagonally from top right to bottom left: Mark Page Read
- swipe diagonally from bottom left to top right: Go to Previous Page
- swipe diagonally from bottom right to top left: Go to Next Page
A couple releases ago Ubuntu added a feature to Unity called WebApps. Most supported WebApps I've come across are available from the repositories, but it is possible to enable support from a website. FeedsAnywhere now integrates with this capability and here's how it works.
A variety of updates were posted today that include mostly bug fixes and clean-up of some experiences. One notable clean-up is that category unread counts are now updated when an item is marked read or unread. Another is that after a page hasn't been touched in over an hour the next action will not cause a page reload. Instead it will keep all current data in please and re-fetch the next page.
As always, please let us know if you find any issues.
Support for keyboard shortcuts has finally arrived. Pressing the ? key will display a window with the list of supported keys. Shift isn't needed when selecting the ? key.
A big update went live recently that revamps the process of navigating between pages. It builds on the changes from a month-and-a-half ago that did a better job of reducing page load time from the server, but this one reduces the amount of time spent on the client side. This can be particularly impactful on slower devices like phones where a page turn can now take a quarter of what it used to.
Some improvements have been made over the past two days in how OPML is handled. Importing will now correctly account for categories and exporting will now list categories.
As always, please let us know if you see any issues.
It was pointed out that Opera Mini was broken with the last update. It was due to a couple items: 1) jQuery 2 which removes some legacy support that was apparently needed by Opera Mini; and 2) sessionStorage use without always checking for support. The former was fixed by going back to the latest 1.x series and the latter by making sure there was a fallback everywhere sessionStorage was being used.
A major site update was posted today, and while you may not notice the change immediately, there are a number of impactful changes.
The first is removing support for Google Reader since it no longer exists, but that's mostly about syncing and importing feeds since feed fetching and parsing has always been handled separately.
|j/k||selects the next/previous item in the list|
|n/p||in title view, selects the next item without opening it|
|space/shift+space||moves to the next/previous page|
|shift+m||open/close the main menu|
|shift+o||open/close the options menu|
|enter||select the highlight entry from a menu|
|enter,o||in title view, expands or collapses the selected item|
|shift+a||marks all items in the current page as read|
|d||go to the item's list of similar stories|
|i/u||designate the item as interesting/not interesting|
|m||marks the item as read or unread|
|s||adds or removes a star from the selected item|
|shift+s||open/close the item's share menu|
|shift+u||marks all items in the current page as unread|
|v||opens the original source for the item in a new tab|
Go To a New Page
|g then h||go to the homepage|
|g then i||go to the Interesting items view|
|g then a||go to the All items view|
|g then s||go to the Saved items view|
|g then p||go to the Popular items view|
|g then f||go to the Select a Feed page|
|-||decrease the font size|
|=||increase the font size|
|esc||close any menu if open, otherwise deselect all items|
|?||open/close a decription of keyboard shortcuts|