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johnjohnston
johnjohnston

Firefox doesn’t seem to show RSS anymore? It did last week…

jgmac1106
jgmac1106

@johnjohnston It is stripped from FF to never return

bradenslen
bradenslen

@johnjohnston It's a shame FF abandoned that. Have you looked at some of the FF forks like Waterfox, they might still have it?

You're question got me looking at Vivaldi which is trying to rebuild the functions of vintage Opera browser but there is no native RSS reader. There are extensions that work

bradenslen
bradenslen

@johnjohnston I did some more looking: Pale Moon has a reader extension called Bamboo. Might be worth trying. SeaMonkey has both feed detection and a feed reader built in as part of it's Mail and Newsgroups function. I have not tested either of these.

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@jgmac1106 a retrograde step imo :(

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@bradenslen Thanks, I'll look at Waterfox. The Vivaldi extensions all seem to be readers. I like the way FF just showed you an rss feed if you loaded a link. I did find one FF extension but not as pretty as the old built in page.

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@bradenslen Waterfox does the business with RSS feeds. Thanks.

jgmac1106
jgmac1106

@johnjohnston I used to agree...then I saw how easy it is to build an h-feed...now I wish everyone just did that...It is a resource issue...and a we need to make some money on this Pocket issue.....but simply had no users and no mantainers

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@jgmac1106 I liked to use FF to check RSS feeds before looking at the raw version. Saves me a bit of time.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@johnjohnston I think Vivaldi will eventually add RSS support, but first they wantto get the Email client added. I'm told the email client is almost ready.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@johnjohnston Great! I'm glad that works. I noticed Waterfox has an Android version which I need to check out.

jgmac1106
jgmac1106

@johnjohnston. Ahhh I see use case now, feed preview... Most be some site for that.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@jgmac1106 @johnjohnston Yeah, but nothing as simple as just clicking on an RSS link to open in a new tab.

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@jeremycherfas @jgmac1106 exactly. 🎯

jenett
jenett

@johnjohnston @bradenslen The Feedbro extension for FF works nicely but definitely fits 'not so pretty.' I checked out Waterfox today and like it, especially for detecting and previewing feeds. I already use 2 browsers regularly and adding a third to the workflow appears to be in my future. Thanks guys.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@jenett Oy, three browsers? You're surfing the 'net at a much higher level than I can!

jenett
jenett

@bradenslen Not sure about ‘higher level’ but it’s always been Firefox for bookmarks (and surfing) and Safari for reading list - and now Waterfox sounds like a winner for previewing feeds. For what it’s worth, there's also Readkit for feeds, BookMacster for managing bookmarks, MarsEdit for organization (and sometimes posting), Keyboard Maestro, TextExpander, and Better Touch tool for automation, Choosy for using all those damn browsers, and FileZilla for… Oh my, I’ve created a monster! 😮

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smokey
smokey

@jeremycherfas @jgmac1106 @johnjohnston I remember back when they added that, Ben (I think) was adamant that people needed a way to see what the feed they were going to subscribe to looked like (the preview view was the part of their feed support ecosystem that made the least sense to me—the feed is going to look like the blog’s posts, right?—but it ended up being the part that I wanted to port to Camino by the end, because it was useful as a simple “reader mode” for blogs with crappy layout and JS and whatnot).

I also find it ironic that Firefox is ripping out its feed support just as RSS is making a real “comeback” (in mindshare; as plumbing, it never went away) on the web… :-P

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@smokey @jenett @jeremycherfas @jgmac1106 @bradenslen well FF may have lost RSS but I've gained some great info! Thanks. I use Safari mostly but have a few other browsers around now joined by Vivaldi & Waterfox.