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How to Add Feed directly to Google Reader instead of choosing between Google Homepage and Reader

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Have you been annoyed by this before?


Every additional click is a pain – here’s the solution:

Visit about:config in Firefox or Aurora


Search for browser.contentHandlers.types. 

What you see is a bunch of content handlers, specified by the type: application/vnd.mozilla.maybe.feed

All settings for a particular entry are under browser.contentHandlers.types.<integer>.<property>

So let’s create a new entry with integer as 6.



And on next screen:


Similarly for browser.contentHandlers.types.6.type, set it to: application/vnd.mozilla.maybe.feed


Finally, for browser.contentHandlers.types.6.uri set the value to:


And you’re done with the tough part! Restart the browser after this.


After restarting browser, open Preferences, click on Applications and choose the newly created direct-to-reader handler.


Exit preferences, next time you want to add a feed to Google Reader, you won’t be wasting another click.

Protip: If you miss the RSS icon in newer Firefox, grab an extension that puts it back here:

Written by hiway

December 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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