|iGoogle showing this on all my feeds "We're sorry. This gadget does not support a canvas (full screen) view.||Rohan Malik||6/26/13 11:21 PM|
All these feeds have worked all fine over the years, wonder what's happened today? Any ideas.. Really wanna know if this is permanent or temporary.
|Re: iGoogle showing this on all my feeds "We're sorry. This gadget does not support a canvas (full screen) view.||bluequoll||6/26/13 11:44 PM|
I'm seeing nothing unusual. Can you give me an example of a feed that's showing this message?
|Re: iGoogle showing this on all my feeds "We're sorry. This gadget does not support a canvas (full screen) view.||Rohan Malik||6/27/13 12:08 AM|
the Dilbert comic strip that i visit daily
and many more, infact all of my feeds...
|Re: iGoogle showing this on all my feeds "We're sorry. This gadget does not support a canvas (full screen) view.||bluequoll||6/27/13 12:37 AM|
OK, I'm sorry, I misunderstood. This message is only appearing when you try to open canvas view?
Yes, I see the same for feeds.
I'll flag this for Google's attention.
|Rohan Malik||6/27/13 2:01 AM|
Yes only in Canvas view,
|Kévin Brabander||6/27/13 2:21 AM|
Same issue here.
|Gruntledlark||6/27/13 5:17 AM|
me too. what's the deal. we're nowhere close to the november death date for igoogle
|Scott F.||6/27/13 7:32 AM|
I've got feeds for Ars Technica, Slashdot, and Kotaku and they all give the same error.
|Dave_Miller||6/27/13 12:52 PM|
Any feedback from Google? I'm sure this is low priority for them due to the life expectancy of iGoogle. Why bother feeding your 99 year old grandma - she's going to die soon anyway... :-(
|Scott F.||6/27/13 2:00 PM|
I agree that is is probably low priority, but this whole iGoogle thing has left a really bad taste in my mouth. I'll be very reluctant to give Google a chance on any other products, knowing that they'll pull the plug on anything as soon as they're not interested anymore or have some other service they want to promote.
|Rohan Malik||6/29/13 5:20 AM|
Indeed. I don't think they're gonna do anything about this..
|jwstephens||7/1/13 12:45 PM|
Is there any update to this. This is what makes Google useless, no response, no way to find where to post it on a Search engine company's web site so it will get attention, explanation, and resolution.
|Rohan Malik||7/1/13 1:24 PM|
yeah, no response yet, wonder if this wont be fixed since iGoogle will be done with in November..
|bluequoll||7/1/13 3:32 PM|
I've flagged this for Google's attention, but no response yet.
However Alex Chitu, in his Google Operating System blog, refers to the demise of Google Reader and says "iGoogle's canvas view for feeds was powered by Google Reader and now it's no longer available" (Google Reader was killed off on 1st July).
If this is the case, then I wouldn't expect to see canvas view for feed gadgets reinstated before iGoogle shuts down.
|Dave_Miller||7/2/13 6:05 AM|
Thanks, Bluequoll. It is better to get an answer that you don't like than to get no answer at all.
For me, canvas view was the main reason I was using iGoogle. I guess I won't wait for November to find something else.
|Kévin Brabander||7/2/13 8:41 AM|
I changed the layout of my iGoogle to reduce the effect of this bug.
-> parametered widgets to display 9 entries instead of 3
-> removed a few widgets I don't really need so I had room for the bigger 9-entries ones and moved them
|Jessica S.||7/2/13 3:10 PM|
I'm sorry to hear that this is so frustrating for everyone. The feature was dependent on Google Reader, which was sunset yesterday. Unfortunately, this means that the feature isn't functional anymore.
|Nicole Atilano||7/15/13 10:15 AM|
Kévin Brabander, where do you go to change the parameters? Does this allow you to see widgets in canvas view?
|Nicole Atilano||7/15/13 10:18 AM|
Without canvas view, iGoogle is pretty much ineffective. They should have let us know about this ahead of time. I was prepared for the November end of iGoogle. Now I have to figure something else out. Can anyone recommend alternatives to iGoogle?
|Kévin Brabander||7/15/13 10:25 AM|
Mouseover the widget head, click on the parameter icon, choose "modify parameters" (or something similar - my iGoogle isn't in English).
There is an option to select the number of items you want to display (on news feeds I can choose from a list from 1 to 9, on some other widget I can type my own number)
|Nicole Atilano||7/15/13 10:43 AM|
Perfect! This helps so much. Thank you!
|bluequoll||7/15/13 10:57 PM|
Another discussion was started 9 months ago to help users find an alternative to iGoogle:
iGoogle Alternatives Discussion
I'm sure you'll find a suitable alternative among the many listed there.
|Nicole Atilano||7/16/13 8:02 AM|
Thanks for your help!