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FixStyleSheet for GoogleReader Adjusts Headline Spacing

Chrome: One if the biggest complaints about the recent Google Reader update is the large spacing between headlines. This simple Google Chrome extension returns the headline rows to their former size.

It’s a one trick pony but it’s a pony many people will be thankful for. Install the lightweight extension and refresh Google Reader; the spacing will go from the new broad entries back to the old narrow entries. You get more headlines with less scrolling, just like it used to be.

FixStyleSheet for Google Reader [via Addictive Tips]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/8/11

Comments (12)

  1. the_r

    For Firefox use Stylish extension + New Google Reader Compact style (

  2. alseen

    I actually think this one is better.

    It fixes the margins, the spacing, the button size and it changes links back to blue.

  3. Marc

    Anyone know of a way to do this in Firefox?

  4. Alexandra Jau

    Love it! Thanks =)

  5. g..
  6. Jonathan

    if you click on the cog, then click Display Density: Compact, you’ll likely solve your issue.

  7. JVP

    @Jonathan That only works in GMail, not reader.

  8. hotnikkelz

    Yes, download Greasemonkey extension. Go to search for a script called google reader compact design and voila. There are many other scripts for google reader, you can pick and choose which works best for you.

  9. hotnikkelz

    Scrap that script. Use Google reader absolutely cusomizable script instead. It’s leagues better and customizable

  10. ThinkDifferent

    Check Google Redesigned add-on ( for a neat and very compact presentation of Google sites – including Google Reader. It’s also available for Google Chrome. I love it and found it after the latest Reader release.


  11. Forrest


  12. Mushaf

    This is another great script to make Google Reader compact and decrease the white space >

    Output >

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