I thought I tried to reply to this, but I guess it wasn't OK to post, cuz after a few days, it never showed up.
Anyway. I was trying to say I don't know what you mean by your question. Hopefully this is clearer:
I click my, say, CNN feed. I skim the stories, reading and marking "read" all the ones I'm done with. Re-clicking the feed leaves me with a list of only stories I want to look at closer (read a longer story or look at comments). I will mark story #1 as "read" then click the link to read further. If all goes well, just re-clicking the feed will shift the stories up and, again, leave me with just the "to read further" stuff. If, however, CNN updates the feed while I'm reading, I will be thrown back to the feed main page and what I was reading is gone. If I open the story in a new tab instead of just clicking it, I will be taken off that tab entirely and go back to the main feed page on it's own tab. Luckily, the tab I was on will still be there to go back and keep reading, but it's pretty obnoxious. So far, the only solution I have found is to turn off any and all automatic anythings and go totally manual. It's a pain, as I can't just glance down to see if there's anything new, I have to stop and update and see.
If anyone has ever experienced this, I would appreciate a little assistance to make it stop. If no solution is to be found, a new reader will be. I'd like to have a program that understands "updates" should stay in the background until I'm ready to view, not force me off what I'm doing.