keep column scrolling position when updating
If you're at the top of your column and it updates, you lose your position in the column and end up at the new top. (hootsuite.com)
When you check your Twitter streams, the auto-refresh features sometimes happens while you're reading. And thus, you loose sight on where you were in the stream, because new tweets are added above.
So you have to find again where you were in your stream wich can be painful if you haven't memorised it just before the refresh.
The idea would be to add a feature that, when the stream is being scrolled down by the user and in the event of a refresh, that the stream wouldn't move up nor down.
The stream would stay at the exact same place where is was before the refresh, thus allowing the user to keep reading it.
I'd love for Hootsuite to remember the timeline position when it refreshes a certain tab or column so that you can read the new tweets chronologically, like most twitter clients on mobile devices like Android and iPhone do. Preferably start loading new tweets starting on the latest read tweet so that it doesn't create a gap.
We have now created a feature that informs our users of new tweets while maintaining the column scroll position. This is now available in auto-refresh.
AL S commented
Have you got rid of this feature now? the choices are just manual refresh or a range of auto-refresh times!
A step backwards if you ask me
I can't scroll at all on my streams. The slider just moves up and down but the tweets don't move at all. Please can you fix it as it makes Hootsuite completely unusable.
Sorry, I don't see this in auto-refresh. Where can we switch off auto-scroll?
Hector R. Barrera commented
Thank you to HootSuite for listening to users. This has helped tremendously.
Hector R. Barrera commented
Not even the manual refresh works. It will still lose your position.
Need this for Android to, it is deal breaker for me. I've uninstalled.
dude, no, no, no. i'm not gonna remember manual refresh; i'm gonna be mad when i think hootsuite is broken b/c the same tweets have been up. short attention span, ya know? besides, hootsuite didn't always lose your place; what caused the change?
We need this feature on HootSuite WEB plz!!!
Craig Hyatt commented
+1 for Amanda's comment. I think this is a dupe of http://feedback.hootsuite.com/forums/40182-hootsuite-com-web-dashboard/suggestions/538853-keep-column-scrolling-position-when-updating too. Go vote there!
Steven Grech commented
I agree with this. I'll be scrolling through tweets and as soon as a new tweet appears it automatically takes me to the top of the column. Very annoying.
Why not have a notification appear near the tweet that you are viewing that says "New tweets available...go to the top?"
Yes please add this to the next Hootsuite version. Currently, it's annoying returning from a different tab to find that the timeline position has shifted! It's difficult to use Hootsuite as my primary twitter app unless this is fixed.
I would like this feature as well (for the web). Everytime I get new tweets, it'll bring me to the top, PLUS will remove the notification of what tweets it last loaded.
Please fix this problem in the web interface. Even when I'm in the middle of reading a tweet, HootSuite takes me back to the top of the column. Infuriating.
Rick Weiss commented
This would be a fantastic feature. One of the reasons I keep going back to Tweetdeck is to be able to hold position when I'm not locked at the top. But then I tire of the lack of threaded conversations in Tweetdeck and switch back to Hootsuite.
YES; it's SOOO critical that we not lose our place while reading! it's like you have a book open & someone comes along, smacks it out of your hand, then kicks it across the room.
i think this is the same as the request to keep the column scrolling position here:
my apologies if i'm wrong, but if i'm right, i encourage everyone to move their votes to the other idea, since it's already much more highly ranked. i think it's SOOO critical that we not lose our place while reading! it's like you have a book open & someone comes along, smacks it out of your hand, then kicks it across the room.
Linda Naiman commented
I keep losing my position when the scroll bar refreshes and I am reading a tweet lower on the page. Annoying to have to scroll down and hunt for it.
This is a problem in the web interface - Please fix it.