Bypass Google IG/Reader page when subscribing to feeds in Fx

In Firefox you can set Google Reader as your default feed reader. Now when you click on a feed link (or when you click “subscribe” after you preview the feed), you are taken to a page where you’re asked whether you want to add the feed to your Google homepage or to Reader.

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If you don’t use your homepage for reading feeds this can quickly become an annoyance. Here’s how to bypass this page & go directly to Reader:

Open up about:config & filter for browser.contentHandlers.

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Change the value of browser.contentHandlers.types.2.uri to http://www.google.com/reader/view/feed/%s

Then reset the value of browser.contentHandlers.auto.application/vnd.mozilla.maybe.feed

Restart Firefox. Again select Google Reader as the default feed reader in Firefox’s options so that the value of the previous preference also becomes http://www.google.com/reader/view/feed/%s

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5 Responses to “Bypass Google IG/Reader page when subscribing to feeds in Fx”


  1. 2 Nemu April 25, 2011 at 6:58 am

    this doesn’t see to work for me for some reason. also though i read the default 0-2 is also something else than what i’ve got. just got

    chrome://browser-region/locale/region.properties

    and

    application/vnd.mozilla.maybe.feed

    o.o;; ? please help. if want i can post screenshots?

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