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Is there a Greasemonkey script for Google Reader which will make it sort on unread items?
October 2, 2010 1:04 PM   Subscribe

Is there a Greasemonkey script for Google Reader which will make it sort the feeds by unread items with the same functionality as the soon to be defunct Bloglines?

I think I may have asked this question before years ago, but this is in case anything has changed. Googling finds little of substance.

There is this old thing:

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/12287

But the functionality is curious/broken and isn't quite what I'm looking for.

I don't have any Javascript and just a smattering of HTML.
posted by feelinglistless to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
 
What's wrong with just hiding the read items when you don't want to see them?
posted by toomuchpete at 2:05 PM on October 2, 2010


In the Subscriptions pane, click on the setting icon (the arrow) and check "Show updated."
posted by puritycontrol at 2:13 PM on October 2, 2010


"What's wrong with just hiding the read items when you don't want to see them?"

Because it's not about that. It's about putting the feeds with the highest turnover of posts at the top of a list, as happens in Bloglines so that I can check through those first.

"In the Subscriptions pane, click on the setting icon (the arrow) and check "Show updated."

Thanks, but that only shows which subscriptions have been updated and by how many items. What I want is for the number of items to then be put into number order. Like Bloglines.
posted by feelinglistless at 11:29 PM on October 2, 2010


Probably getting about time for me to do another GM script. Hit me up to write a script to do this if you can't find one existent, and can't persuade anyone to make a new one. Based on the old script you list, there's a sufficient amount of script-accessible information in Reader to do what you want without undue pain, assuming I'm understanding it correctly.

Come to think of it, I believe I modified/created a Reader script a while back based on an earlier request from you, one which I actually still use. Yaaa us!
posted by mdevore at 3:02 PM on October 3, 2010


OK, in private discussion with feelinglistless, I've created a script which has been tested and appears to do what was requested by him. If anybody else is interested, I've uploaded the script to the userscripts site at: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/89718. Script blurb as follows:

Adds Up and Down button in Google Reader Subscriptions pane to sort display of feeds by unread item count, in ascending or descending order. Works with subfolders. Created by user request. Further details on the script in the I Fix Scripts blog.
posted by mdevore at 10:09 PM on November 4, 2010


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