I don't use any of the buttons as I have them all hidden (to save real
estate on the GUI) but it does have a "next unread" but I never use it.
What I do is "cherry pick" the threads to read, and then, when I exit a
newsgroup, it automagically marks everything read (even if I didn't read
Then, when I come back in, it shows the new threads in bold, and the new
posts in old threads show up with a +n where the n is the number of new
posts to that thread since I last read it.
So, again, I cherry pick, but, usually only from the bolded (i.e., brand
new) posts or threads.
On Sun, 12 Oct 2014 05:21:11 +0000 (UTC), "Danny D."
I do this because this group often has threads that go on for months,
and new threads have forced one of those threads off the screeen.
Another thing I could do is de-expand all threads with no unread posts.
Then more threads fit on the screen and the 3 or 4 screens above it (in
your case, below it). And when a new post arrives in one of those
threads, it expands the thread and is very noticeable and easy to find.
But I don't like doing that for some reason, so instead, I display
the posts chronlogically, and when I don't understaned the context,
highlight the post in question and resort by thread.
Even if you want to go back and re-read something? Or think you might
want want to reply to something? Anyhow, I can mark every post in a
thread read, but with Agent, I don't think there is no way to mark a
thread as read** Which is fine because if a new post comes, I want to
notice it. **One can Ignore a thread, which is fine sometimes,
but unfortunately it just doesn't dl posts in that thread anymore, and
sometimes, with thread drift, I want to see the headers for a later
Yes, it's hard to post with others in mind, because many people read
differently from my way too.
It *is* a pain if I'm specifically *looking* for a post within a thread.
In generaly, I go to google.groups and do a search to find stuff that
I know was in a specific thread.
With Pan, you can mark an entire thread as read, or an article, but, mine
is set up, by default, to mark *every* thread as read whenever I *exit*
So, my use model is to go in, and see what's new, and then leave, where
the vast majority of threads and articles go unread, but, when I leave,
they're *all* marked read, so that the next time I go in, only the new
stuff is bolded.
I use that a lot, to either ignore a thread or to ignore any posts by
someone specifically. (That keeps me out of arguments.)
I think Pan is similar in that once a thread is ignored, it's gone forever
(unless we wipe out the Pan directory and start anew).
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