Chrome on Android Changes and Improved Feed Fetching

A few new updates were posted today. First up were a couple of changes targeted at some Chrome on Android behaviors that have been annoying me. Chrome tries to do an automatic font resizing after new pages are slid in and since it overwrites what the user has already set it results in an annoying mismatch between elements. The resizing is now blocked so everything will behave as it does in other browsers.

Another annoying Chrome behavior is highlighting a link on touch start instead of just when that link is selected. Because of this I have decided to disable highlighting of the title when expanding or collapsing an item.

In addition to the client side changes, we also made some adjustments to what feeds are fetched to better prioritize the feeds of users who are logging in. Now when you log in all of your feeds will be automatically updated in the background if they are more than 30 minutes out of date. Viewing any page on FeedsAnywhere will trigger this update.


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