I'm using a netbook, with screen resolution of 1024x600. Surfing the web is generally okay, but the scrolling pane in Google Reader is rather small. Even when showing collapsed items, there's only about 7 visible at a time.

Is there any option to adjust the Reader interface to maximize use of vertical space?

I'm using Firefox on Windows 7, if it matters.

2 Answers 2


In Google reader, hit the "F" key to put reader in full screen mode.

See this link for all of the keyboard shortcuts, or press "?" in Google Reader to show a quick screen of available keyboard shortcuts (Thanks Lipis).

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    or simply press "?".
    – Lipis
    Commented Oct 20, 2010 at 16:53
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    @Lipis - Yes, pressing the "?" key in Google Reader will also show you the keyboard shortcuts - Thanks! (I'll edit my post to reflect this)
    – BrianH
    Commented Oct 20, 2010 at 16:55
  • I did not know Reader had such functionality! The "F" shortcut dramatically expands the viewing space for feed items. Thanks! Commented Oct 21, 2010 at 4:18
  • Combined with F11 to remove your browser chrome, you get a lot of space for your RSS reading. (It's something I do rather often.)
    – ale
    Commented Oct 21, 2010 at 16:04

You could always press F11 to maximize the browser to full screen, that will so a few more items...Also, to go back and forth in a browser, press Alt + right arrow and Alt + left arrow

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