Google Reader: Tip of the day – Mark as Unread
I may well be the only one who didn’t know about this (and possibly the only one who cares about this) but I just found the holy grail for google reader. The list of keyboard shortcuts.
I stumbled across this because I have been wanting a “mark as unread” option in reader like you have in Gmail. When I read through blogs I often will be interrupted in the middle of reading and need to go do something else. I haven’t determined if the blog is “star” worthy yet but I want to remind myself to go back and finish reading the blog entry. Hence the need for “mark as unread” in Google reader.
It turns out this feature does exist but is hidden as a keyboard shortcut. Behold the letter “M”. With a blog entry highlighted simply press the letter M and ta-da! unread. Sweet.
There is a trove of other nice shortcuts in the list as well. Like toggle full screen mode “U” and open the e-mail form “E”.