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New Google Reader Buttons

Adam Dempsey [PersonRank 3]

Thursday, March 15, 2007
17 years ago3,702 views

I just logged into my Google Reader account and noticed the 'Mark all as read' and 'Refresh' links had now changes to buttons, with outlines on hover. Is this new or have I just not noticed it before?

Sander [PersonRank 4]

17 years ago #

If it isn't new, then there are already two people who haven't noticed before :)

Adrian Lunsong [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

[Moved from "Slight cosmetic change in Google Reader". -Philipp]

I'm noticing small changes to the Reader's interface.

The 'Mark all as read' and 'Refresh' options are showing as buttons now rather than a simple link. Plus, the 'Refresh' option in the left hand menu has been moved up higher.

At work so can't investigate everything..

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #


i'm seeing that too..

Ben Allen [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

I saw it too.

Yoav Ezer [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #


Did anybody notice that the "Mark all as read" and "Refresh" links turned into buttons? Or am I hallucinating and they were always buttons?

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Couldn't stand it.
Oh, Google's got some really bad taste lately.

Jeton [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #


Maybe it's only me, but on Google Reader the 'Refresh' Button is on the "Show: updated – all" menu. And the button itself is more of 3d i think.

Anyone else see changes in Google Reader

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

>> Oh, Google's got some really bad taste lately. <<

Why? It totally makes sense to me. Buttons are suitable for actions (such as refreshing), whereas links are obviously more appropriate for moving to different pages.

What's wrong with them?

pacificdave [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

In case none of you have found this post yet:

Mihai from the Greader team posted the updates for the new version of Reader yesterday.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

I'm with Haochi. I don't like the button style.

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

[put at-character here]Sohil and Haochi: Well, I can't say I agree. Like Mambo, I find buttons more intuitive than links for such tasks.

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