Firefox + Thunderbird + Feeds = :-(

Normally I use www.bloglines.com to read feeds. Today I wanted to
subscribe to a intranet local RSS feed, I choosed Thunderbird as the
aggregator of choice. The handy subscribe feature in Firefox 2.0 didn't
show Thunderbird as an application. Choosing it by "Choose
application..." didn't do what I expected. Thunderbird popped up but
didn't subscribe to the feed. In settings
about:config:browser.feeds.handlers.application has Thunderbird set now
as an application, but how to make it work? Adding "%s" - similar to
the other settings - to the config value didn't help.

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Thomy
11/27/2006 10:25:54 PM
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Thomy Kay wrote:
> Normally I use www.bloglines.com to read feeds. Today I wanted to
> subscribe to a intranet local RSS feed, I choosed Thunderbird as the
> aggregator of choice. The handy subscribe feature in Firefox 2.0 didn't
> show Thunderbird as an application. Choosing it by "Choose
> application..." didn't do what I expected. Thunderbird popped up but
> didn't subscribe to the feed. In settings
> about:config:browser.feeds.handlers.application has Thunderbird set now
> as an application, but how to make it work? Adding "%s" - similar to
> the other settings - to the config value didn't help.

I have the same prob, figured it's a bug in either TB or FF, not sure 
what's going on.  My workaround was to set FF2.0 to "show preview and 
ask which feed reader to use."  That way FF actually shows the feed URL, 
and I can copy and manually add it to my TB feeds.  This works fine. 
Would be nice if the FF-TB feed creator worked though.  Have been 
thinking of trying Live Bookmarks (not sure what they are), or that Sage 
FF feed reader.  I don't read too many RSS feeds, so not sure it's worth 
the effort ... yet anyway.  :-)

Regards,

Margaret
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Margaret
11/28/2006 12:18:55 AM
Thomy Kay wrote:
> Normally I use www.bloglines.com to read feeds. Today I wanted to
> subscribe to a intranet local RSS feed, I choosed Thunderbird as the
> aggregator of choice. The handy subscribe feature in Firefox 2.0 didn't
> show Thunderbird as an application. Choosing it by "Choose
> application..." didn't do what I expected. Thunderbird popped up but
> didn't subscribe to the feed. In settings
> about:config:browser.feeds.handlers.application has Thunderbird set now
> as an application, but how to make it work? Adding "%s" - similar to
> the other settings - to the config value didn't help.
> 

I hope that someone has a real answer to your question.  I simply copy 
the feed address from FF manually, and add it to the RSS account in TB.

One would think FF would recognize TB, but since TB is not a dedicated 
feed reader, it may not be so simple as we might think.

Lee

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Leonidas
11/28/2006 12:30:28 AM
On 11/27/2006 4:30 PM, Leonidas Jones wrote:
> Thomy Kay wrote:
>> Normally I use www.bloglines.com to read feeds. Today I wanted to
>> subscribe to a intranet local RSS feed, I choosed Thunderbird as the
>> aggregator of choice. The handy subscribe feature in Firefox 2.0 didn't
>> show Thunderbird as an application. Choosing it by "Choose
>> application..." didn't do what I expected. Thunderbird popped up but
>> didn't subscribe to the feed. In settings
>> about:config:browser.feeds.handlers.application has Thunderbird set now
>> as an application, but how to make it work? Adding "%s" - similar to
>> the other settings - to the config value didn't help.
>>
> 
> I hope that someone has a real answer to your question.  I simply copy 
> the feed address from FF manually, and add it to the RSS account in TB.
> 
> One would think FF would recognize TB, but since TB is not a dedicated 
> feed reader, it may not be so simple as we might think.
> 
> Lee
> 
How about Tools>>Options>>General and check RSS Feeds

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Irwin

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Irwin
11/28/2006 5:25:05 AM
* Irwin Greenwald:
> On 11/27/2006 4:30 PM, Leonidas Jones wrote:
>> Thomy Kay wrote:
>>> Normally I use www.bloglines.com to read feeds. Today I wanted to
>>> subscribe to a intranet local RSS feed, I choosed Thunderbird as the
>>> aggregator of choice. The handy subscribe feature in Firefox 2.0 didn't
>>> show Thunderbird as an application. Choosing it by "Choose
>>> application..." didn't do what I expected. Thunderbird popped up but
>>> didn't subscribe to the feed. In settings
>>> about:config:browser.feeds.handlers.application has Thunderbird set now
>>> as an application, but how to make it work? Adding "%s" - similar to
>>> the other settings - to the config value didn't help.
>>>
>> I hope that someone has a real answer to your question.  I simply copy 
>> the feed address from FF manually, and add it to the RSS account in TB.
>>
>> One would think FF would recognize TB, but since TB is not a dedicated 
>> feed reader, it may not be so simple as we might think.
>>
>> Lee
>>
> How about Tools>>Options>>General and check RSS Feeds
> 


Hi,

TB 1.5.0.8 is my default for RSS, and also selected with in FF 2 for 
RSS feeds. If I click on an RSS feed link in Firefox it does open TB 
(or bring it to focus if already running) but thats it - i.e. no feed 
open and no option to subscribe.

I don't know if this is because FF is not passing the information or 
TB is ignoring it.

What I normally do is drag and drop the link from FF to my RSS account 
within TB.

Ian
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Ian
11/28/2006 9:11:58 AM
Am 28.11.2006 10:11  schrieb  �Ian�
> * Irwin Greenwald:
>> On 11/27/2006 4:30 PM, Leonidas Jones wrote:
>>> Thomy Kay wrote:
>>>> Normally I use www.bloglines.com to read feeds. Today I wanted to
>>>> subscribe to a intranet local RSS feed, I choosed Thunderbird as the
>>>> aggregator of choice. The handy subscribe feature in Firefox 2.0 didn't
>>>> show Thunderbird as an application. Choosing it by "Choose
>>>> application..." didn't do what I expected. Thunderbird popped up but
>>>> didn't subscribe to the feed. In settings
>>>> about:config:browser.feeds.handlers.application has Thunderbird set now
>>>> as an application, but how to make it work? Adding "%s" - similar to
>>>> the other settings - to the config value didn't help.
>>>>
>>> I hope that someone has a real answer to your question.  I simply 
>>> copy the feed address from FF manually, and add it to the RSS account 
>>> in TB.
>>>
>>> One would think FF would recognize TB, but since TB is not a 
>>> dedicated feed reader, it may not be so simple as we might think.
>>>
>>> Lee
>>>
>> How about Tools>>Options>>General and check RSS Feeds
>>
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> TB 1.5.0.8 is my default for RSS, and also selected with in FF 2 for RSS 
> feeds. If I click on an RSS feed link in Firefox it does open TB (or 
> bring it to focus if already running) but thats it - i.e. no feed open 
> and no option to subscribe.
> 
> I don't know if this is because FF is not passing the information or TB 
> is ignoring it.
> 
> What I normally do is drag and drop the link from FF to my RSS account 
> within TB.
> 
> Ian

@Ian:
 > I don't know if this is because FF is not passing the information or TB
 > is ignoring it.

Is it because TB has only very limited start options line news://... 
mailto:..  ??
I never found a possibility to "transfer" a parameter to a TB-start ... 
would be very much interested if anyone can figure out!

Guenter
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gNeandr
11/28/2006 6:08:48 PM
_Thomy Kay_ spoke thusly on 27/11/2006 5:25 PM:
> Normally I use www.bloglines.com to read feeds. Today I wanted to
> subscribe to a intranet local RSS feed, I choosed Thunderbird as the
> aggregator of choice. The handy subscribe feature in Firefox 2.0 didn't
> show Thunderbird as an application. Choosing it by "Choose
> application..." didn't do what I expected. Thunderbird popped up but
> didn't subscribe to the feed. In settings
> about:config:browser.feeds.handlers.application has Thunderbird set now
> as an application, but how to make it work? Adding "%s" - similar to
> the other settings - to the config value didn't help.

I have plans to blog about this, but haven't had time to try the 
instructions myself:
<http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=480357>
-- 
Chris Ilias
mozilla.test.multimedia moderator
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(Please do not email me tech support questions)
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Chris
11/29/2006 12:36:32 AM
_Margaret_ spoke thusly on 27/11/2006 7:18 PM:
> I have the same prob, figured it's a bug in either TB or FF, 

Thunderbird bug:
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=350735>
-- 
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mozilla.test.multimedia moderator
Mozilla links <http://ilias.ca>
(Please do not email me tech support questions)
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Chris
11/29/2006 12:38:40 AM
Chris Ilias wrote:

> 
> I have plans to blog about this, but haven't had time to try the 
> instructions myself:

Chris

Can I subscribe to your blog?  Where do I find it?

-- 

California Handly
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California
11/29/2006 3:02:25 AM
California Handly wrote:
> Chris Ilias wrote:
> 
>>
>> I have plans to blog about this, but haven't had time to try the 
>> instructions myself:
> 
> Chris
> 
> Can I subscribe to your blog?  Where do I find it?
> 

http://ilias.ca/blog/

Lee

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Leonidas
11/29/2006 5:05:18 AM
* Chris Ilias:
> _Thomy Kay_ spoke thusly on 27/11/2006 5:25 PM:
>> Normally I use www.bloglines.com to read feeds. Today I wanted to
>> subscribe to a intranet local RSS feed, I choosed Thunderbird as the
>> aggregator of choice. The handy subscribe feature in Firefox 2.0 didn't
>> show Thunderbird as an application. Choosing it by "Choose
>> application..." didn't do what I expected. Thunderbird popped up but
>> didn't subscribe to the feed. In settings
>> about:config:browser.feeds.handlers.application has Thunderbird set now
>> as an application, but how to make it work? Adding "%s" - similar to
>> the other settings - to the config value didn't help.
> 
> I have plans to blog about this, but haven't had time to try the 
> instructions myself:
> <http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=480357>


Hi Chris,

Thanks for the info.

Just tried it on FF 2 & Windows XP Pro, and it works fine.

Thanks again
Ian
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Ian
11/29/2006 9:10:22 AM
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