Comments on: Subscribe To Feed 1.0b4 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2681/subscribe-to-feed-1-0b4 Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:39:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: Rita http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2681/subscribe-to-feed-1-0b4/comment-page-1#comment-273510 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:36:12 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2681#comment-273510 Okay. Thanks very much. I appreciate your explanation. Very clear.

Rita

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2681/subscribe-to-feed-1-0b4/comment-page-1#comment-273504 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:21:04 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2681#comment-273504 Rita: unfortunately, no. Because in particular Apple’s Mail app used to support RSS, it’s likely that unless you just installed 10.8 from scratch, your computer still has a residual default setting for Mail to handle these feeds.

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By: Rita http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2681/subscribe-to-feed-1-0b4/comment-page-1#comment-273491 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 04:47:21 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2681#comment-273491 Thanks, Daniel. One more question. If I only have one RSS reader, would that be the default reader so that I would not need to download the RCDefaultApp ?

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2681/subscribe-to-feed-1-0b4/comment-page-1#comment-273485 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:38:43 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2681#comment-273485 Hi Rita- what the RCDefaultApp does is help fill the missing functionality in 10.8 of selecting a “default feed reader.” Without it, it’s impossible to set the default reader unless the downloaded 3rd party RSS app of your choice offers to do it for you.

If there is no “default feed reader” configured for your Mac, then the extension will not be able to open the feeds in any meaningful way.

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By: Rita http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2681/subscribe-to-feed-1-0b4/comment-page-1#comment-273483 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:17:15 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2681#comment-273483 Oops, I meant Feed extension. Not feed reader.

Rita

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By: Rita http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2681/subscribe-to-feed-1-0b4/comment-page-1#comment-273480 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:03:57 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2681#comment-273480 Hi: I am trying to get a handle on this now that I have to add a third party RSS reader. I’m a little confused. After I download your Feed Reader, is it necessary to download the RCDefaultApp? I read the page and still don’t understand what it does. Does it make the 1.0b4 extension work better?

Thanks.

Rita

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2681/subscribe-to-feed-1-0b4/comment-page-1#comment-273475 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:23:32 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2681#comment-273475 Adam – thanks for the report. I am writing myself a bug report to look into this more carefully when I get a chance.

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By: Adam Rice http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2681/subscribe-to-feed-1-0b4/comment-page-1#comment-273472 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:23:00 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2681#comment-273472 This is an odd edge-case problem. With Subscribe to Feed enabled, I encounter a problem at metafilter.com when using that site’s built-in Javascript-based shortcuts for creating links in posts or comments.

Metafilter’s posting textfield has a few buttons below it for applying bold/italic/anchor tags to selected text. There are also keyboard equivalents—control B/I/U. If I invoke the “create anchor tag” function through the keyboard shortcut and type a URL into the resulting dialog box, Safari crashes after I hit return on that dialog box. If I invoke this same function by clicking on the button, nothing bad happens. Really weird.

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2681/subscribe-to-feed-1-0b4/comment-page-1#comment-273328 Thu, 09 Aug 2012 04:03:15 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2681#comment-273328 EP: sorry the post was not more clear about this, but the extension does not add RSS reading functionality to Safari. It merely replicates the old behavior of Safari that the RSS button would open the feed in *your default RSS Reader*. If that default reader was Safari or Mail, it’s not going to work. These applications no longer support reading RSS. You need to download a desktop RSS app and configure it as the default news app on your Mac in order for the extension to work meaningfully.

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By: EP http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2681/subscribe-to-feed-1-0b4/comment-page-1#comment-273318 Thu, 09 Aug 2012 00:25:56 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2681#comment-273318 10b4 does not work in Safari 6 under 10.7.4 – or I am doing something wrong. Extensions are ON and the extension is installed and I can see the RSS icon in the Safari toolbar.

However, if I try to load a feed, like: feed://www.red-sweater.com/blog/feed/

Mail launches – I do not see the feed in Safari. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

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