OK, this is annoying. I use Google Reader to keep up with my RSS feeds. I live and die by the keyboard shortcuts.
Today, Windows Live came out with three new betas: Writer, Messenger and Mail. I installed all three of them.
No, in Google Reader, if I change tabs (in IE) I’ll immediately lose keyboard shortcuts. Worse, even if I don’t change tabs, eventually keyboard shortcuts will stop working. The only fix is to refresh Google Reader (annoying fix, since doing this loses the context of where I’m currently at in reader). It has to be an IE addon from one of the three Live services that’s causing this. 😦
If/when I figure out which, I’ll leave a response here so if anyone else runs across this issue they’ll know what the culprit is.
P.S. Love the new Live Writer. Just wish I could use it on our SharePoint blogs (complains that the MetaWeblog API isn’t turned on).
Update: OK, it appears this one isn’t caused by any of the Live betas. I (and others) receive the same problems on machines that have none of the betas installed. It was just a "happy" coincidence that this problem started to occur at (roughly) the same time. So, I have to assume this is something that Google Reader has recently broken.
*sigh* I REALLY hate that I can no longer reliably use the shortcut keys. Google Reader is sooooo much less fun to use when I have to mouse around to read posts. It drastically slows down my ability to read through content. 😦