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Reading RSS Feed Posts

Reading your posts is the heart of following RSS feeds and using Google Reader. When you first go to Google Reader, you will be presented with a list of all the current posts. However, you can filter based on your folders or the RSS feeds themselves to hone in on information important to you. There are also options to sort the posts as well as search through them.

The numbers next to the folders or RSS feeds indicate how many unread posts are in that section.

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Navigating through posts

Navigating through posts with the scroll bar

You can move to the next post by using the scroll bar on the right side of the page.

Navigating through posts with the scroll bar

You can use the up and down arrow buttons at the top right hand corner of the page to move to the next or previous post.

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Navigating through posts with hot keys

You can move forward and back through the posts using the hot keys j and k.

Honing your view of posts with folders and RSS feeds

If you click on a folder, you will restrict the view of posts to only that folder and its RSS feeds.

If you click on an RSS link, you will only see the posts for that particular RSS feed.

Sorting RSS Feeds

Using the sorting features, you can sort by newest, oldest, and "magic." While reviewing your feeds, click on the View settings... button and select from one of the options presented.

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Searching through posts

The search feature allows you to look through posts for specific content. Simply enter a key word or phrase in the search box at the top of the page and press enter.

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By clicking on the All items button, you can further narrow your search query.This can be by all items, read items, starred items, recommended items, folders, or RSS feeds.

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