To piggyback on this suggestion/request, let me say that I find the current green border both confusing and overly subtle.
It seems counterintuitive to me that ALL posts have a green border until they are read -- at which point, the green border disappears.
Instead, I think it would make more sense, visually, for all articles to have NO border, until they are selected, at which point the green border would appear to show that this is the "active" article.
Basically the INVERSE of how the green border acts now.
“Refresh all feeds” button can only work in a reasonable amount of time for users that have a very small number of feeds (10-15 at most). An additional requirement will be for RSS feeds that are refreshed to serve their XML files very quickly.
Please keep in mind that voting for this feature, you automatically vote for imposing a very low limit of feed count per user.
What does "very low" mean to the TOR team? 5 feeds? 15 feeds? 50 feeds?
What about creating a category of "favorite" or "priority" feeds and allowing a Refresh function for those? (Note: NOT a folder of "favorite"/"priority" feeds, since there may be feeds across different folders that we want to refresh.)
Would like to petition that this be re-instated as a request. I agree with the logic of the previous commenters.
I've had that happen a lot. Usually it sorts itself out over time, but yeah, it's annoying and I would appreciate a fix as well.
Similarly, there is often a discrepancy between the unread counter in my Google Chrome icon and the Old Reader site itself. Example: Just now, the little icon read "1" unread article. I clicked through, and The Old Reader actually had "16" unread items. (The counter then updated itself.) This too happens a lot, in all directions:
- Counter says there are unread items but TOR shows none
- Counter says there are X unread items but there are actually fewer
- Counter says there are X unread items but there are actually more
Could we consider making this an either/or proposition? Fixed width vs. browser-flexible width, to be chosen by each user in their Settings? Because I understand The Old Reader's position, however, I am not going to resize my whole browser -- that affects all the other tabs!