I use Miniflux as my feed reader, and I love it to bits.
It does what I need, it does it fast and it stays out of the way.

Well, almost.
I have a couple of those—whatchacalit—firehose feeds.
And I keep skimming through them by clicking next, next, next on each page.

Like so,

Except for when there is no next under my pointer.

It’d happen quite frequently and I’d have to keep moving my mouse to find the link. The whole thing was driving me batty!1
And then it hit me. Sometimes the headlines would be too long and stretch across two lines, causing rest of the page to shift down to accomodate them.

What if I could reduce the size of the title headlines? That’d help keep it to one line and give me my next button consistently in place.
I didn’t want to go wrangle with custom stylesheets.2 I grumbled a bit about Miniflux not letting me do this, before I thought, I ought to go give the settings a look see. I found a Google Reader API in one of the recent releases.3 Maybe it’d let me do something with CSS too.
And lo and behold!
Miniflux does in fact have support for custom CSS. It has in fact, had it since 2020!4

A tiny bit of twiddling to make my headlines smaller.

.entry-header>h1 {
  font-size: 1.2em !important;

I put this in the Custom CSS box in the main Settings section.

And the next link stays put under my mouse pointer, letting me rapidly skim my feeds :)

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  1. Yes, I can (and do) use the keyboard shortcuts. But my RSI ridden wrists need constant entertainment and movement. So I switch it up frequently. ↩︎

  2. I did try. And failed miserably. ↩︎

  3. Helped Reeder, my iOS feed reader talk much better to Miniflux ↩︎

  4. I’ve been a blind bat, as usual ↩︎