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Previous, next, up and down

Once again, let’s begin with the abstract confusing title.

But it’s a real one. Here’s some proof.

commit screenshot

As you can see, that’s an actual commit. Well, allow me to explain why this exists in the first place.

When you going through a lot of items in a feed, you may find yourself requiring to quickly move between those items or within an item itself. This is particular useful when you’re researching something. The search (which I talk about here) feature ties into this specific bit.

So what is previous next up and down? Think about it in terms of the article. So what you get is:

  1. Previous article
  2. Next article
  3. Beginning of article
  4. End of article

So now you never have to leave the reading interface and can go for a reading spree if that’s your thing.