To be able to sort the channels by update frequency - so the most frequently updated at the top and the least frequent at the bottom. Hmmm.... You're probably the only person on the planet who's going to want this
Okay leave it if I am the only person. I guess I am using Awasu as a sort of souped up bookmarks manager, there are high volume (in terms of updates) channels that keep me up to date (e.g. BBC, CNN, The Register) where I want to read them as a priority - some lower volume ones (e.g. Tom's hardware, AnandTech, Fark, Downing Street Says) where the urgency to read them is less - say once a day, and some where the urgency to read them is when I have got time (e.g. eweek security, gizmodo, moorewatch). I wanted a way of sorting along those lines and thought update frequency fitted the bill. A read priority flag might be another way of doing that though that means more input data.
Having said that a datagrid method of changing the properties of channels would be nice where you have all your channels listed and have the properties such as update frequency, channel categories, if implemented a read priority etc could be changed without having to go into each channel individually.
Why? Is the background processing interfering with the UI? I find that I can still read feeds while channels are updating in the background.
Yes there are frequent times when background processing interferes severely with smooth reading of content. The scroll bars become unresponsive to dragging or clicking as the hour glass and pointer rapidly interchage resulting in unpredictable 'catch-ups' both in time and where the scrolling stops. The hour glass is not always showing to show background processing is interfering or will interfere. Likewise this happens on channel selection and item selection, it becomes unresponsive and unpredictable. If I can find a suitable screen video capture progamme (do you know one?) I will try and record what I mean and e-mail the result to you. Usually the only other thing I have running at the same time is Outlook which is on a 20 minute polling for e-mails and typically is using <2% of processing resources. I have also turned off tabbed browsing as I was finding that was leaving Awasu at consuming 100% of resources for exended periods of time when more than a few tabs were open. It also happens when typing replies in forums - like now. There is also the times when the screen goes almost completely blank (no content in any pane) for 5-10 seconds before coming back usually occurs after clicking on another channel.
OK. You can still just type "week" in the combo box (it's not a droplist).
It was just to save a few keystrokes and mouse to keyboard actions quite a few times
I've literally just finished adding integrated support for Gecko, the underlying engine for Mozilla and Firefox, so you won't have to jump through hoops to get Awasu to use it anymore.
Good to hear- now if I can just get a password manager to work with it ....