Behind the Scenes Improvements

I haven't blogged in a while, but there has still been a lot of activity going on behind the scenes. We moved to a newer version of Ubuntu for our server, optimized some queries and indexes, migrated to InnoDB, trimmed some code bloat to improve performance, fixed some bugs, improved preloading to add more cases where it is used, changed Mark All Read so your previous timeframe will be remembered, and more.

Hopefully the benefit you will see from all of this work is a much more responsive experience and allow you to spend more time reading and less time waiting.


j/k selects the next/previous item in the list
n/p in title view, selects the next item without opening it
space/shift+space moves to the next/previous page
shift+m open/close the main menu
shift+o open/close the options menu
enter select the highlight entry from a menu


enter,o in title view, expands or collapses the selected item
shift+a marks all items in the current page as read
d go to the item's list of similar stories
i/u designate the item as interesting/not interesting
m marks the item as read or unread
s adds or removes a star from the selected item
shift+s open/close the item's share menu
shift+u marks all items in the current page as unread
v opens the original source for the item in a new tab

Go To a New Page

g then h go to the homepage
g then i go to the Interesting items view
g then a go to the All items view
g then s go to the Saved items view
g then p go to the Popular items view
g then f go to the Select a Feed page


- decrease the font size
= increase the font size
esc close any menu if open, otherwise deselect all items
? open/close a decription of keyboard shortcuts