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Google Reader Is Less Annoying

Posted on 12 Jun 2008 by - Permanent link Trackback this post Subscribe to this post Comment on this post -   

One of the first articles I wrote in my series of web design annoyances was a moan about Google Reader’s use of a Javascript alert to confirm whether you really want to mark all items as read. The nice folks on the developer team have fixed it!

Now, instead of the old Javascript alert, there is a nice HTML dialog and, best of all a checkbox to never see it again!

The new alert

The “don’t ask me again” is accessible via the settings page too, so it will be consistent across your work and home PCs. Great stuff.

This was everything I asked for in my original rant - well done Google Reader team.

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 Michael Martin said at 2008-06-16 13:18

Google

Cool. That's my favorite button in the whole webapp; makes me much more productive sometimes!

Another little Google thing that annoys me is how when your inbox is empty in Gmail, it constantly recommends you try Google Reader. I'm already using Google Reader! I don't need the recommendation from them. :(

 MMMeeja said at 2008-06-16 13:31

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Thanks for the comment, Michael. I can't say I've ever seen the recommendation in GMail - I've not acheived the fabled "inbox zero" yet!

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