I appreciate your comments and I do not want to sound unappreciative but unfortunately they do not help. From what you say, maybe you are under the impression that I am having difficulty opening a succession of items in Chrome for later reading. I am not - I just wanted to make it even better and, from the point of view of some other people, perhaps I am making too much fuss, I will list out the thoughts on my mind in full.
1) When I read the news, switching from Awasu to reading an article I select in full in any browser is not something I wish to do because I find it much slower than selecting all the items of news first. Furthermore, the one liner for each you get in the item pane of a feed reader often does not give enough information to make my choices, so I dispense with that altogether. I managed to design PartialEclipse to make the display of the one-liners in the browser pane of Awasu as clear and tidy as possible and still stand out from the more detailed narrative but still be there and easily read when I want to. I limited what I did in the .css file to deleting the line that displayed the moon, changing colours which was relatively easy with a tool I have that displays values in hex and changing the per cent that influenced the size of the headline font. All of this I was able to do with no risk in spite of not having a clue about the language used in the file. Anything else would have been beyond me so I did not think of touching it.
I would not use the Awasu browser even if there were buttons to alter the font size, so please do not trouble yourself on that on my account. Firstly, on my small netbook screen I want to have as much space without using maximise on the window in which to use a browser and still have my task bar at hand. However, when I am scanning the news in Awasu that is too big because I need the channels pane open - otherwise I cannot open the next channel or choose another to which I wish to jump. (When and if I use a workpad, I found that making it float and giving it a shortcut allows me to place it on top of the channels pane, also floating and quickly switch between the two.
But there is another reason, I will stick to Chrome regardless. I cannot entirely explain exactly what is happening but I do like it a lot. Different feed sources are organised differently, so I find the extent to which I want to change and can change the font size in the browser varies. Almost always, one changes fits all from a given provider not just in one session but for days, weeks and months. Chrome seems to remember what font size I use in most cases, so I only have to change it myself for a new feed provider if and when I add another channel. Now that is brilliant, at least for me. I am not sure if Google intended this or whether for me at least it is a lucky accident.
3) Now all this works well enough but I thought what if I could make it work better. It is no problem dragging from the Awasu pane into the browser into Chrome without losing focus and I can do it while scanning through all the news in all the channels to find what I am interested in reading in full. However, a modification such as I asked for to use a single click instead of dragging would be much easier and faster, so that was why I asked for it.
Support said he could not do it and suggested using a workpad instead to store for later reading, so I gave it a try. Unless to get items into there one could use a single click from the Awasu browser pane, I could see no benefit in that. I might just as well continue dragging into Chrome. So, as an alternative to a single click into Chrome, I then asked Support if he could enable a single click instead of dragging or right clicking and selecting from a list into a workpad.
4) The issue of displaying the url instead of text in the workpad arose as a by product of the above. I noticed that one gets the text if dragging from the item pane into it but not from the Awasu browser pane. Your suggestions about other means of accomplishing that may work but anything more demanding than a single click to accomplish it is pointless to me. I can already do what I want and only wanted to make it faster.
Now looking at this from a broader perspective, one thing I find absurd about feed reading is that it does not work as well as it might. In the old days reading hard copy limited you to one or two sources and was very slow unless you had a lot of time to waste. Using a feed reader with quite a few sources is faster but, as I see it, a little haphazard. One spends too much time trying to understand cryptic headlines that are more of a riddle than informative, such as one I just came across now "U-turn likely over staff diversity questions". In my view, even the more detailed headind in the Awasu browser pane "Controversial plans to ask workers sensitive questions about their sexuality and religious beliefs are likely to be scrapped." is next to useless. Is this a government matter affecting all colleges, in which I might be interested in reading or one fringe college miles from anywhere, in which case of no interest to me whatsoever? That plus all the rubbish in the headlines which is not news but stupid gossip leaves real news as only a small proportion of most news feeds meaning that what one ought to be able to read through quickly takes far too much time.
Heavens, I am retired and I find it much too slow. What about poor guys like you who are still working? Getting the feed reader one uses into a routine one can economise on time and effort with obviously helps to minimise the impact. Dispensing with bells and whistles such as the various fussy templates in Awasu also helps. They may look good but they are not designed for usability. A single click where one can keep ones fist on the mouse without having to change the position of one's wrist would help as well.
That's all there is to it and behind my request! I realise Awasu cannot do every enhancement asked for but nothing ventured nothing gained.