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Collapse folders as the default view

If you have many folders, it can be very tedious to browse with all of them expanded

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  AdminThe Old Reader (Admin, The Old Reader) responded  · 

    We have added shift+c/e shortcuts to collapse/expand folders. Also we are automatically collapsing folders by default on mobile resolutions.
    Please note that folder state remains saved per-browser.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This needs to fixed on all resolutions and browsers. Every time I log in I have to hit shift+c. Why would I pay for premium if even this simple thing won't or can't be fixed?

      • jinkots commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, pleeeeaase, create an option for collapse folders as a default view!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I vote for collapsed folders as the default view at login or at least a menu option to let the used decide.

      • Ed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yet another vote for having the option of all folders collapsed as the default view.

        thanks

      • Chris Swenson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The folder setting should remain how the user left it, collapsed or not based on the user's behavior.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also miss having this feature, and it's annoying having to go down closing them all before I choose where to start today.
        (Another ex-google-reader-user).

      • Christian Syska commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Best solution would be to make it a per folder setting. With Google Reader, I have some folders always collapsed where I only click on the folder name anyway, and some always open where I'd like to pick specific feeds to read.

        In a perfect world, it would even be possible to configure this differently for viewing from a PC or from a phone/tablet.

      • Jere commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +3 - This is one of the only things I dislike about The Old Reader. I've got hundreds of feeds, and I keep them organized in folders. I never click on the individual feeds, just the folders.

      • Donald Hayward commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +3 Leaving the collapse state to how the user previously left it. This is by far the most annoying thing about The Old Reader I've found yet... mostly because I have a hundred or so feeds. >_<

      • Anon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, the best thing to do would be to leave the folders expanded/collapsed as the user last left them

      • Dagonet commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Or even better, add the option in the settings to do change the default to either.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, definitely needed. It's a pain to collapse dozens of folders everytime I want to check in my feeds. Better that collpased would be for them to be expanded/collapsed as we left them.

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