Im looking into this as a google reader replacement.
When i open a story by pressing Enter i cannot scroll on that page with the keyboard. I would suggest using arrows to scroll that page and j/k would still change article.
I will immediately become a paying customer if i find this sufficient to what google reader used to be
Coming from Google Reader, the spacebar/shift-spacebar scrolling feels really slow. On top of that, I’m also used to having page up/page down, but that’s not as much of a dealbreaker as the scrolling being really slow.
As one of the countless Google Reader converts, as much as I like NewsBlur, I think the arrow key binding is absolutely counterintuitive. I can’t imagine many people expecting the down arrow to switch articles. I agree that j and k are somewhat obscure, but surely, there’s a better way than hijacking the arrow keys.
Also, I wish PgUp/PgDn did something. Some of us still use those keys.
Someone posted a GreaseMonkey script to restore the up/down arrows here: https://getsatisfaction.com/newsblur/…
I no longer have a complaint with the up/down arrows, but I think disabling default OS behavior for arrow keys is a REALLY bad design decision… Samuel may prefer this, but he’s using a Macbook Pro, and he probably uses two finger scrolling. I have the same laptop, but when I’m at work, I have a crappy keyboard, and a mouse with no scroll wheels. On top of this, I’m stuck with IE8. I did install a copy of Firefox, but only because I have admin access, which most users don’t have.
Samuel, you should think about those who aren’t as lucky as you – restore arrow keys to their default, and for all these unlucky souls on IE8, think about restoring some minimum of functionality. Otherwise, love this service.
Change “Up” and “down” for “page up” and “page down”. It’d be perfect.
And let “up” and “down” to scroll the page.
Ideally I’d like [j/k] to scroll through posts (this already works) and the cursor keys to scroll line-by-line within the article.
Space could either scroll a half-page in the article, or scroll to the next unread article within the feed.