Google Reader - Read by Mouse

By ryanbot Last update Mar 1, 2009 — Installed 11,166 times.

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Jesse Andrews Admin

The following is an archive of comments made before threaded discussions was implemented (November 16th, 2008)

 
zeltak User

Thx ryanbot

Works like a charm , ive waited for the auto remember option for a year, just love it!

thx again for your effort!

Zeltak

 
Kaveh Dorafshan User

Hi

Can you make this nice script work with "Google Reader Print Button" script?! These 2, unfortunately occupy 2 rows! It seems that they can't stay in a row while both being active! I think there's some sort of conflict between them.

 
zeltak User

Hi, this script is by FAR my all time favorite scipt. i have a question thought, i use it all the time and i was wondering if there was any chance to get an option to auto activate it, instead og manually pressing a button every time i enter greader (10-15 times a day :))

thx again for all your effort

Zeltak

 
kc0eks User

Thank you SOOOO much! This little bit of magic script makes my life better, and the last week without it was horrible. I really do not like reader without it, and I actually fell behind in my feeds and learning quite a bit. THANKS!

 
conedude13 User

OMG OMG OMG TY TY TY TY!! I LOVE IT!! It feels soooooo gooood to have it back!! :P

 
ryanbot Script's Author

It should be fixed now. Let me know if the new control layout does not work well.

I looked into the video playback issue. I tried two or three things on an embedded Hulu video and did not have any luck. The approach I take to allow links to be left clickable apparently does not work for flash objects. Any suggestions are welcome.

 
ryanbot Script's Author

Sorry for the delay on a fix... I've been using NetNewsWire lately (love the iPhone app) so I wasn't aware that Google had changed things. I've about got a new working version - should be up later today.

 
kc0eks User

I finally reloaded firefox today, and my button for mouse mode vanished. Reader must have updated and killed this off somehow. I love this script, I feel lost without it.

 
joe pasquarello User

yep stopped working today..time to debug unless ryanbot reads this

 
conedude13 User

did this stop working for anyone else? i no longer have the settings button on my google reader page.

 
conedude13 User

Or any kind of video actually. Vimeo is another one i've been seeing a lot of.

 
conedude13 User

would be COOOL if you could left click on a youtube vid and it would start to play the vid instead of going to next story in the reader. Also, google reader has a new update, an "options" button, that now makes your area get pushed to the right more and clips the button.

 
Mindtrapper User

Any chance you can add an option for middle click to open in new tab AND move to next? Since it's opened it would make sense to move forward :-)

 
ryanbot Script's Author

I added https://... to the Included pages. Good catch on the link issue... I hadn't noticed that I broke this with my last update.

 
conedude13 User

Would also be nice if you could add https://www.google.com/reader/* to the list of included pages, the difference being the "https" instead of "http".

 
conedude13 User

The new version (v0.7) does not allow for the mouse-wheel click on links to open that link in a new tab when you have mouse mode on and have mouse-wheel click set to share.

In previous version you were able to have read-on-mouse-click mode on, have a wheel click set to share; then when you wheel click on a link it would open in a new tab.

 
Levi Wallach Scriptwright

Wow, this is great. I only tried it a couple of times, but it seemed to work fine! I've been trying to come up with a "workflow" with Google Reader despite it's limitations. Mainly tagging would let you put things into different buckets, so I could have one for entries I want to blog about, one for items that I want to just link to, one for some I want to share, etc. I know some of this you can do with stars and sharing, but not all, and so tags add additional dimensions. Unfortunately, though, if you want to tag something, you have to click on tag, then switch to the keyboard. Even if you are using just the keyboard, you still have to start typing the tag name out , then selecte it in order to make it happen. What you've done is simplify this enormously! Thank you so much!

 
ryanbot Script's Author

I put in a tag feature last night. The timing of mechanism to add the tag is kind of complicated and might not work perfectly every time. Leave a comment if you get a consistent bug cropping up.

 
ryanbot Script's Author

On the scrollbar issue - I think this is a browser-level feature that I can't do much about through Greasemonkey. I never got the scrollbar thing in Windows, but it was popping up consistently on my Mac until I did the about:config change listed in the Notes section above.

The tag suggestion is interesting. I don't really use the tag feature much so it hadn't crossed my mind. Do you tend to tag lots of posts with the same tag? I have an idea that might work, so I'll probably give it a try at some point in the next few days.

 
Levi Wallach Scriptwright

I really like this functionality. However, I've encountered at least one instance so far where middle-clicking creates the scrollbar thing as it would normally, despite it being in the proper mode. It's even weirder because it's only one entry in one feed so far that does this. If I scroll to the next one, it works. It's the first entry in the feed, but if I go to the first entry in another feed, it works fine. Very odd.

One additional suggestion which would make this that much more powerful - is there a way you could add more to the middle click options? Specifically, I'm hoping for options to tag with a specific tag, not a pop-up that asks you which tag, but rather a specific tag that the user would have to set in the code? Currently there is no easy way to tag an item with just the mouse - you have to start typing the tag name in order to add that tag to an entry. So something like this would be of great benefit to some of us, I think...

 
Sunny R. Scriptwright

Can you please make this script compatible with the Better Google Reader- Optimized Skin option?

 
ryanbot Script's Author

As of v0.4, I have it so that FF's context menu is disabled while in Mouse-mode. I usually think turning off someone's context menu is pretty intrusive but for this script, while in mouse mode, it seems like the right thing to do.

 
Marc Brando User

<font><font>Excellent!</font></font>