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If you're using Mastodon through the website, you can stop new posts appearing automatically by using "slow mode".

To switch it on, go to Preferences > Slow Mode, tick the box and click "Save Changes". (To switch it off, untick and save.)

This will make timelines (including Home, Local and Federated) as well as notifications no longer scroll automatically when you are reading them. Instead, new posts will be hidden behind a clickable link at the top of each column.

(Thanks to @aral for suggesting tip!)

@feditips @aral dsmn i don't see that option, it's probably not enabled on instances i use

@feditips @aral this is sweet.

I tend to like limiting how much of a stream I'm ingesting. Very nice we can do this on #mastodon by a simple toggle.

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