Button to show read stories quickly

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I use NB with Unread only / Oldest first. This makes for a very clean experience, but sometimes I switch away from the current feed by accident, and a story is "gone".

The problem is, with oldest first selected, if I select all stories, I get lots and lots of entries, when the one I wanted is probably one of the last ones. But then if I switch to all / newest, I get them in a different order, and after reading what I wanted I have to switch back both options.

In addition, when you have no unread stories, you only get a "No stories to read" background.

So my proposal would be to add a "show previous stories" button that would display the latest day-or-less of read stories, allowing a quick peek at something without having to mess with other options (and then having to put them back).

Thanks :)
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ianjo

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Posted 6 years ago

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Emma

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I use NewsBlur very similarly to you, so something to quickly check the recent read items would indeed be nice to have, though I have no idea how much of a niche case this is.
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I have a feeling this is one of the very next features to get built.
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DavidSev

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+1 from me.

Just a button for the last 10 stories I marked as read or undo button would make me very happy.
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Shrike

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+1 From here too

This is not a frequent issue, but a highly annoying one when it happens. Some kind of way to return to the previous view exactly as it was would be nice.
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Ken

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This is the same issue as this:
https://getsatisfaction.com/newsblur/...

Please!
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Samuel Clay, Official Rep

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Hold on, these are two separate issues. This thread is for a button that shows All Stories when you're on Unread Only. The other thread has a new feature that keeps track of which stories you've recently read. I actually plan to build both, but not immediately. This is in my high priority list. I need to launch saved story tagging first.
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Ken

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I hear you , but isn't it the same use case ... being able to recover stories recently marked as read? Seems so to me.