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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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