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Feeds/Articles (10)

Why don’t images show up even they are cached?

There are several reasons why images are not shown.

1. Check if Settings->Reading images->Load images is enabled
2. Settings->Offline Reading->Cache feed images only caches the images in the feed contents (not full contents)
3. Often Reading mode could not parse the images in the content. That’s why only textes are shown. Try to disable Reading mode.

For Offline reading settings, please check

How do I unsubscribe subscriptions?

Long press on the subscription and select Unsubscribe.

Why is Readability Mobilizer not in Load Link options?

Readability Mobilzer uses an API from Readability and it is limited on the number of requested. Using it as Load Link will increase the usage and violate the api term.

How can I enable/disable Mark read on scroll?

In article list view press Menu ans select Enable/Disable Mark read on scroll.

In article list view press on View button on the action bar and (un)check Mark read on scroll.

Why does gReader crash on some pages?

The plugins feature is not very stable on pages with Flash. It is recommended to turn it off on viewing article with flash. Open the article in browser instead. You can disable the plugins integration in Settings->Reading Preferences.

There is a bug in Android webview that causes memory leak. There is a workaround that unfortunately causes crashes on pages with combo boxes. To avoid the crash, don’t use the combo boxes or load the page on the browser.

How do I enable/disable Javascript?

Javascript is activated by default. You can enable/disable javascript for each subscriptions. Long press on a subscription and select Preference.

How can I watch Youtube videos?

To watch embedded videos in gReader you need to enableplugin and javascript. If you are on Honeycomb/ICS turn on Hardware acceleration.

Plugin: Settings->Reading Preferences->Enable Plugin

Javascript: Long press on the feed where the articles with videos are in and select Preference. Enable javascript on that setting page.

Hardware acceleration: Settings->Look and Feel->Hardware acceleration

Why isn’t Pinch Zoom enabled on the phone?

Pinch zoom is a built-in feature in Android webview. By enabling it on the phone you will get some extra zoom buttons that would disturb the navigation button in the article view. That’s why it is disabled.

Pinch zoom is supported with ICS.

Why does the article view show white background for a short time while swiping in Dark Mode?

Hardware acceleration causes the flashing white background while swiping. It’s a bug in Android. You have to disable Hardware acceleration for article view.

Settings->Look and Feel->Uncheck Hardware acceleration

Why doesn’t gReader show all my feeds?

In the standard setting gReader only shows unread items or feeds with unread items. If you also want to show  read items press on the phone on the right bottom button (checkbox). On tablet press on the circle button on the action bar.

General (7)

Why are icons or widget disappearing after an update?

It seems to be a bug in Android KitKat

Why aren’t Widgets appeared in the list?

Android widgets disappear if you move the app to SD. gReader has a built-in SD-cache system. Move gReader back to the phone and turn on SD-Caching in Settings->Cache->Storage Provider.

NOTE: Probably you need to reboot your phone.

Why is gReader so slow?

With the time of using gReader it could become slow. There are several reasons for performance issues.

1. Increase of number of articles in database: Try to keep your number of articles low. Having too many articles in the database could increase the query time. Set auto cleanup feature to automatically removing read items from database (Settings->Cache->Auto cleanup)

2. Slow SD-Card: Some SD-Card are not very fast. Try to replace it with a faster one.

Sometimes try to clear the cache manually (Menu->More->Clear Cache).

More information:

Why is my License not passed for Pro version?

Clear the cache and data of Play Store. Via “Manage apps” stop the Google Play Store app, clear its data and cache. In gReader press Menu -> More -> Check license. Don’t forget to turned on your internet connection.

Sometimes Play Store does not work correctly. Just wait for some days and try it again. Also check the account for your Play Store. You might not use the same account you have bought gReader Pro with.

NOTE: If Check license is not shown in the Menu then the license is accepted.
NOTE: Ads in article view are from the content of the feeds. gReader is not responsible for them.

Does gReader support other languages?

If you are interested in translating gReader to other languages, go to this link. On that site you can also see the translating progress of each language. Support us.

Why is gReader not scheduling synchronization on reboot?

If you have moved the app to SD it won’t work.

Login (2)

How do I use The Old Reader?

To use The Old Reader you need to setup a password on The Old Reader setting page. Use your email and the password to login.

How can I use Feedly?

You have to logout and login with a Feedly account. To logout Menu->Logout

Synchronization (3)

2-way sync sometimes does not work.

Read status of an article is not synchronized with the server immediately.  The statuses is synchronized in a batch with the server. It needs much less requests and improves the performance of the app.

Read synchronization happens:

  1. Global sync for new items
  2. After changing to a new source. e.g. if you read a feed and change to another feed

How can I sync starred/tagged articles?

Phone: Go to starred/tagged folder and sync from there.

Tablet: Go to starred/tagged folder and long press on the sync button and select Sync seletion.

If you want to synchronize starred items while auto synchronizing go to Settings->Synchronization->Include starred items

How do I get older or read items from a feed?

Synchronization in gReader only syncs unread items from services. If you want to read already read items you have to go to the feed or folder and sync from there. On tablet long press on the sync button and select Synchronize selection