very glad the dev version has finally been released, as i was missing list view desperately. however, now that i’m ensconced in its loving arms once again, i’m noticing one major missing piece of the experience: a way to navigate to the next story without expanding it, thereby allowing me to skip to the stories i’m more interested in first.
in google reader, the hotkeys were:
j: skip to next story, expand it, mark it as read
n: skip to next story
return: expand/collapse story (mark read upon expansion, if unread)
m: toggle read/unread state, regardless of expansion state
what this means is that if i want to read every 10th story, i just hit n 10 times, then return to expand the story i want. this functionality doesn’t seem to exist in newsblur. if i want to use hotkeys to navigate to a specific story without reading the intervening content, i must hit j (or n, or the down arrow), then hit u to mark the story unread again. so it’s double the number of keystrokes.
i have no recourse whatsoever to prevent a story from expanding.
i don’t see why there are 3 hotkeys for (essentially) the same action; might i suggest repurposing one of these for this valuable function? i’d prefer the n key, simply because it establishes parity with google reader. but the down arrow would work as well, i just need to retrain my muscle memory. the p or up arrow keys would be the converses.