Another google reader tip.

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Did you know, you can add a next button to your browser and it will open the next unread item in your Google reader list? But it opens the pages on the actual web sites they come from. This adds a bit of colour to your reading, and you get to see comments etc straight away. I also use Google reader to keep up with lots of sites that aren’t blogs, such as creative ireland. So it’s very handy for feeds like that, as I jump to the whole thread rather than just the first post, which is all you get in google reader.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to bother writing about this or not but here’s the clincher. When you’re at the last item, and you click next, this is what you get:

end of the internet

You guys!
*wags finger at those whacky google guys*

Here’s how: In Google Reader go to Settings then Goodies, and just drag the Nextbutton onto your toolbar

Bonus tip: Open (Windows) Accessibility Options / Mouse and turn on Mousekeys. The when you press 5 on your numerical keypad, it will open the next post, (after you’ve clicked the next button once).

  • Reply eoin

    March 28, 2008, 5:47 pm

    Yo John,

    your blog was mentioned on Newstalk this morning, I guess you’re a friend of Ger gilroy? He mentioned that the blog of a friend of his had a post about being pregnant or fat, which is you right?

    How’re things anyway?

  • Reply John Braine

    March 29, 2008, 12:47 am

    Hi Eoin. Good to hear from you! Got confused there for a sec. Have another friend called Eoin. Thanks for the tip off. Yeah I know Ger, pity I wasn’t listening this morning. Here’s the fat or pregnant post.

    I’m good thanks. Was really thrown in at the deep end with the new job, so got some more grey hairs – but it’s settled down a bit now. No other complaints, everyone is pretty sound. How’s things out in Sandyford?


  • Reply divot

    March 9, 2009, 4:41 pm

    And yet another Google reader tip – when you’ve got the button on your browser, remember that the button itself is Google-profile-specific, so logging you into a different google profile will break the functionality of the button.

    Taken me weeks of looking at “permission denied” screens to figure out what was wrong!

    /goes to back of geek class/

  • Reply John Braine

    March 10, 2009, 9:53 am

    Dave Aha! Those multiple accounts are a pain. I’m forever leaving comments on blogs / facebook / twitter logged in as the missus. It’s way too easy – I’m convinced all of those developers are single.

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