Reload feeds on focus change

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I use the "focus" feature to keep up with a very small set of my feeds that are time sensitive. When there's green boxes I hit + and read them first, then hit - to go back to the rest of my items.

Except really, I have to hit "+, r" to load the focus items, because (it seems?) the filter is purely client side, and too many non-focus items are loaded for the focus ones to appear properly. Then switching back I have to hit "r, (wait) -" or otherwise I appear at a random place in my feed, and accidentally mark tons of items read.

(Back in Google Reader, I used a folder for this (everything else unsorted). There, folders displayed at the top. In newsblur I tried this, but folders display beneath unsorted feeds, i.e. usually off the bottom of my screen and I miss them. But switching to a folder/everything has the behavior I want.)
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Actually, reword: Make it completely server-side. I just ran into again the other quirk to this issue I forgot to detail above:

Change to focus mode, which seems currently client-side. I have 6 items across 3 feeds in focus. I read five of them, then I'm stuck. The sixth isn't loaded at all; I assume there are a bunch of non-focus unread items being hidden client side, causing the still unread focused item to not be loaded.
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So there's no need to reload the feed after switching to focus mode, since the view should fill out and load stories. Is that not happening? Which browser/OS are you using? Which view (Full, split, list)?
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Firefox on Linux and Windows. Full view.

When I need to reload to switch to focus, it's even more obviously a bug. It's rare, but the colored header with the name of the feed of the current item ends up squished in the corner. That one's been a while, it might be fixed.
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Another quirk to this bug: (very) rarely, there will be more unread focus items, but pressing J will not display them. R then J will. I saw this yesterday when there was an unusually large (~33) number of unread focus items. (Among ~200 other non-focus unread items.)
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Happened again today, here's some images to help demonstrate:

http://imgur.com/H0YmeVE,CGEj1Ur,ydkCuNh

I'm browsing my feeds. I've already checked focus items today, but not much else. A new focus item shows up. I press = and switch to focus view. Which is blank (aside from the feed header for what used to be the topmost visible item). I press r and I get the focus item visible now.

I actually saw this happen once, and then reloaded the page to reproduce for the screenshots.

Only happens when an item is active/read (what's that really called?) at the top of the current screen. If I reload the page and don't press j, rather = immediately, then the focus item _does_ appear, after a flashy blue loading bar.

If I press: - (to unread), Ctrl-R, =, -, j, = then I get the one focus item, but it's scrolled to the absolute bottom rather than the top.
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Ohhh, ok, this is actually related to another bug where you get cutoff while reading by folder. I just fixed that one server side and it should now work.