Web UI is unresponsive

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I'm using Chrome v26 on Windows 8 to access dev.newsblur.com

As of 4/28/2013 the UI has become unresponsive after opening a news item. I am having to wait about 20 seconds between reading items. All input modes seem to lag out when this happens. I've tried the hotkeys, clicking the next / previous buttons at the top left, and simply clicking on a new item.

I'm also experiencing this on a Windows 7 machine using Chrome v26.
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I haven't deployed anything to dev since Friday the 26th. This looks like a Chrome specific issue. Can anybody else on Chrome confirm? I have Chrome v26 and everything is running smoothly.

Can you offer any more details on what's slowing things down? Are you reading by folder or by feed? Which view?
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Not Chrome-specific. I'm using Safari 6.0.4. Maybe a WebKit-specific issue?
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I use Safari to develop NewsBlur and I don't notice any slowdowns at all.
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I use Firefox 20 and I have the same problem.
To be more precise, it only happens with the "list" view. It seems to work with the "split" view.
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Julien nailed it. I was doing both folder and feed reading in list view. Once i switch over to split view it works as intended.
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What the? Ok so after switching to split view and then going back to list view, the issue is gone.
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More testing done.

I closed and re-opened Chrome. The problem does return. I then switch to split view, then back to list view. The issue is gone, however, I am no longer able to collapse the currently displayed news item in the list view.
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I'm getting the exact same issue in FireFox 19.0.2 on my Windows 8 machine.

I should also note that just switching to split view does not change the UI's workable sate. You need to select a news item while in split view, then switch back to list view.
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Dval's workaround is effective for me too, on dev in Chrome 26.0.1410.65
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Ah, well sorta -- after a few minutes it stops working.
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Timestamp: 30/04/2013 10:10:21 AM

Error: TypeError: a.story_view is undefined
Source File: http://dev.newsblur.com/static/common.js?1367014179
Line: 1402

From my error console, after second j keypress. From then keypresses are unresponsive.

Clicking through to another story gets me these errors:
Timestamp: 30/04/2013 10:12:48 AM

Error: TypeError: this.collection is undefined
Source File: http://dev.newsblur.com/static/common.js?1367014179
Line: 1374

Timestamp: 30/04/2013 10:12:48 AM
Error: Error: Permission denied to access property 'toString'
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Ok, we need to separate these issues. Ross, your issue is a perfect one to solve. But I don't think it's related to this one. I bet it's the other one linked above. What were you reading? A feed or a folder? In List view?
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It may not be, but I was getting the same unresponsiveness, it took about 20s to be able to click or scroll around again - kinda hangs/freezes the browser.
I was reading a folder in split view. List view doesn't seem to hang the same way, but keyboard shortcuts stop working. Can double click another item in the list to get to a new story.

Can't seem to recreate right now as it's working perfect, but will keep an eye out
Problem was only on dev by the way.