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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

Then reset the value of

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




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