what does "lock" do?

I see it. I’ve clicked on it. But I can’t figure out what it does.


aha. I can see (somewhat) how that’s nice.

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Thanks for the answer!

Watch the left side of the story pane and move your mouse around. See that little orange arrow moving around? It is following your mouse. A story is marked as read when the arrow hits the title of a story. “Lock” makes the arrow stay in place instead of following your mouse.