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Mark all feeds as read

Can we get a 'mark all as read' option to clear all feeds at once?
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  • EMPLOYEE
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    Sage has the ability to mark all feed items within a feed as read... I can see it being important at the feed level as well.
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  • If this would work for a folder of feeds it would be even better!
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  • Been testing Sage for a few days. Nice and clean work.
    But, I must admit I cannot use it as it is...

    I've been using GreatNews for years, and despite its shortcomings (It uses IE, lacks a few options, and its developper has abandoned it), in my opinion, it remains the best rss client available. Simple, powerful, with a great ergonomy, and a few stylesheets.

    That could be changed though, but for that, Sage needs (at the very least) an automated treatment of read feeds.

    If a Sage tab for a given feed opens, and is put "on focus" (really displayed on screen), then, after a user configurable number of seconds, all the displayed articles should automatically be considered as read.

    That way, if a folder is clicked by error, the user can close the tab, or briefly look at it, then close it, without the unread messages being marked as read.

    Of course, this improvement would only become really useful, with the now missing option to NOT display already read articles until manually requested.

    The purpose of rss, it to allow a tab to contain the latest UNREAD articles, possibly agglomerated.
    If the already read articles never endingly come back to clutter things and drown the latest unread news between unuseful, because already read news,
    then, why even use the stuff ?

    This would allow an automated and efficient everyday use of Sage.

    The option to automatically put new Sage tabs "On focus" would also help.

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  • This reply was removed on 2011-05-27.
    see the change log
  • Btw, I still haven't understood the point of marking articles "read" in Sage, as they come back exactly the same way one should expect from unread articles.
    Could that be a major bug ?

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  • Check to make sure your browser history isn't being deleted.

    I use my browser history a lot, and i'm reasonnably certain it works perfectly.
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  • As a matter of facts, I've never seen what read articles look like. It never even happened.
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  • This button has no perceivable effect on my system.

    I tried to click on it, then closed the tab, then reopened the same tab :
    and the same tab reopened. I mean with exactly the same articles.
    To this day, I haven't been able to open an "empty" (because everything had been read just a few seconds ago) tab.
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  • So, when Sage aggregates the few hundred articles I've already read, I have to click on the feed item list for each new article I wish to read ? Or browse through hundreds of already read articles to find the few new ones ? This is preposterous.

    The genius of RSS aggregation is that part of the hard and boring work is done by the software, not by the user. The way a RSS client works is by creating a page containing all the new (unread) articles pertaining to the chosen (selected) feeds : a page containing ONLY what can interest the user.

    But as Sage is a clean software, it is possible to make a usable RSS aggregator out of it: as I said it previously : "If a Sage tab for a given feed opens, and is put "on focus" (really displayed on screen), then, after a user configurable number of seconds, all the displayed articles should automatically be considered as read.
    That way, if a folder is clicked by error, the user can close the tab, or briefly look at it, then close it, without the unread messages being marked as read.
    Of course, this improvement would only become really useful, with the now missing option to NOT display already read articles until manually requested."

    Then, it will be useful to have a mecanism allowing to display already read articles, on a specific user request. That is sometimes useful. See the way Greatnews handles this.

    I'm not sure I've understood the way Sage chooses the number of articles to display, but it should display ALL unread articles (with a user definable maximum), even if displaying a new feed means displaying a few hundred articles. Without this behaviour, a RSS client would be useless.

    Please install and test Greatnews (freeware, 1mb) using the "Newspaper" style (In Options, choose 200 articles, and 2 seconds in the Reading tab) and subscribe to lots of feeds giving hundreds of new articles, to see how it transforms a daily daunting and seemingly impossible task into a reasonable amount of work, with a great ergonomy.
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