Sometimes, I just want so see a quick overview of new items on a certain feed.
Example: I have my subscribed YouTube channels as a feed in Newsblur. I’m not interested in some of the videos, which I then quickly mark as read. For the items I’m interested in, I want to keep them as unread, so that I can watch the videos later, when I have some time.
(That means that I use that channel in two ways: 1) Marking uninteresting items as read, which I do when I only have little time, and 2) Actually watching the videos, which I do when I have more time to spare.)
Problem: After marking some of the entries as read, Newsblur stays on that view. By moving the mouse up to the browser’s tab bar, I risk hovering over some unread items and accidentally marking them as read.
Suggestion: It would be great to be able to “reset” or “deselect” the selected feed, effectively returning to the same view that one sees when visiting https://newsblur.com .
I have two workarounds:
- Selecting a feed that is not so important to me, and where losing a few unread items would not hurt. (New questions on StackOverflow, for example.)
- Manually editing the current URL in the browser, resetting it to https://newsblur.com .