Not automatically mark as read when clicking a post
I love the new "Scrolling through posts marks them as read" option, which I disable, since I don't want posts to mark themselves as read automatically.
Unfortunately, posts still mark themselves as "read" when I click on them (when selecting text, for example), so the feature is only partially implemented for me.
I wish the option would be clearer in the intent: either posts mark themselves as read when "seen" (clicked, scrolled by, etc.), or they don't.
Here's what I want (even if it may sound weird to somebody who works differently): I ONLY want to mark posts as read manually (either by clicking the "Mark as read" button, or, what I prefer, by pressing the "m" key).
real name commented
Just now browser asked if can trust any certificate in opened item and after my reply refreshed page = item disappeared before I was able mark it unread and before I read it
real name commented
even i never used scroll-mark feature i do not like that opening post marks it as read
because i always need unmark it, than open linked web page, that page i will send to my kindle reader and later i will return to theoldreader to mark it as really read and maybe like
especially when i open any article fully in rss at touch device i need long scroll down because of mising m hotkey
who can be sure will read the whole article? i have shown just unread articles and feeds - next time it will diappear
I agree that this should be optional. I often click videos and then don't finish watching them. It took me a bit to figure out what was going on, too, because there's a redundant button for it (don't remove it, lol)
Sergey Olefir commented
I fully support this request.
Meanwhile I hacked a little something that works with Opera (user js) -- may have bugs etc, but maybe useful for someone:
if (location.hostname.indexOf('theoldreader.com') != -1)
window.opera.addEventListener('BeforeEvent.click', function (e)
// window.alert("Ding4: " + e.event.target);
// only prevent default behavior for clicks into posts text
if (e.event.target instanceof HTMLDivElement)
if (e.event.target instanceof HTMLParagraphElement)
Lee Griffiths commented
"Here's what I want (even if it may sound weird to somebody who works differently): I *ONLY* want to mark posts as read *manually* (either by clicking the "Mark as read" button, or, what I prefer, by pressing the "m" key)."
I completely agree with this.
Henning Jungkurth commented
I totally agree. I'm quite annoyed by having all those post marked as read even if I only glanced at them.
what about marking them as read - let's say - 5/10 seconds after you open a post?
this way, if you *quickly* flip through posts, they won't be marked as read, but if you decide to spend a bit more time on it, it is likely because you are reading it... if you want to save it for later, you mark it as unread with the "mark as unread" button at the end...
Andrew Heenan commented
Additionally, if exra posts arrive once the window is opened, they appear in the totals, but not on the page - when you 'mark as read' these unseen posts are also marked as read, even though they obviously have not been read.
This is why I never use list mode. I didn't use it on Google Reader either for this reason. I don't want things to be marked as read the moment I open them, before I have a chance to read any of it.
Just a me-too. I'd like this.
I'm having the the exact opposite problem!