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Where did RSS go in Safari 6???

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ZORGALISCIOUS Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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Jul 25, 2012 8:25 AM

Where the heck is the RSS reader!?!?! It was the best all round RSS reader! I DEPEND on it for thousands of feeds that I have to keep track of every day!

 

AND WHY wasn't there somekind of warning? Or a suggestion for an alternative? Or at least a good extension/option!?

 

FIX THIS ASAP PLEASE! People like me DEPEND on features like these, you CANNOT just take them away without warning when you force a software update like this!

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  • inspiratron Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to ZORGALISCIOUS)

    I just found out... when I opened my MacRumors feed and it made me go into Mail.  Very stupid, indeed.

     

     

    Also, seems that there's no way to ask it to stop saving passwords, that I can see.

  • David Rogers2 Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to ZORGALISCIOUS)

    I agree completely.  I won't be updating Safari until RSS comes back.

     

    Unfortunately, the chances of someone at Apple reading this is slim.  Visit http://www.apple.com/feedback/safari.html and let them know you want your RSS back!

  • inspiratron Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 9:08 AM (in response to David Rogers2)

    Done!  I wish I'd known beforehand.

     

    Also, security certificiates show up to the left of the URL... WHEN THERE ARE ANY.  When you switch to another page without one, the URL jumps back to where the certificate would have been.  Looks worse.

     

    Another pet peeve:  URL after the domain name (e.g. after "discussions.apple.com") is grayed out.  Just like Chrome.  I don't like Chrome.  If I wanted to use Chrome, I would.  Looks like I may do that, now.

     

    AND FINALLY, seems there's no way to get it to stop asking to remember passwords.  Always hated that "feature".

  • Silverhammer Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to ZORGALISCIOUS)

    Add me to the list of power users who are extremely disappointed in the changes in Safari 6.

     

    (Yes, I also used the Feedback page. I'm posting here so that we can know we're not alone.)

  • John Owen Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 9:31 AM (in response to ZORGALISCIOUS)

    It really does boggle the mind why they would eliminate a feature like this??????????? I put my 2 cents worth in the feedback also.

  • joemo Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 9:54 AM (in response to John Owen)

    Absolutley dumb, please bring back this feature, i do not want to use mail to read rss feeds.

    I have thousands of feeds arranged in bookmarks, very effecient, now they are all gone. really really dumb, and ugly IMO.

     

     

    How is being forced to open the rss feed into another application a more elegant design decision?

     

    does someone have some terminal fu to turn this behavoir off?

     

    disapointed

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,900 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 10:17 AM (in response to ZORGALISCIOUS)

    I just released an RSS feed reader that is integrated with Mountain Lion's new notifications. Instead of checking some RSS reader all day, just sit back and wait for notifications. You can download it from: http://www.etresoft.com/etrefeed

     

    Unfortunately, Apple is way behind on reviewing apps in the Mac App Store. I have released a time limited demo until Apple gets caught up.

     

    Disclaimer: I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my link.

     

    PS: I found this post by searching for "RSS" in Apple Support Communities, ranking by date, and clicking the "RSS feed of the list" link at the bottom.

  • Silverhammer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 10:43 AM (in response to etresoft)

    etresoft wrote:

     

    I just released an RSS feed reader that is integrated with Mountain Lion's new notifications. Instead of checking some RSS reader all day, just sit back and wait for notifications.

     

    I don't see how that is an improvement.

  • d.sprinter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to ZORGALISCIOUS)

    I, like many other people I know, do not like the Safari RSS version. I think that is why they dumped it. In fact, my dislike of it is the biggest reason I still use Firefox. I like the Brief add-on. I also use the Vienna, a free RSS reader, as well.

     

    Even though, I do not like Safari's RSS, I think it should be an option that users can turn on and off at their whim. That is similar to my use of TextEdit to write a quick letter, but Apple changed the feature of using its “Dictionary” and substituted it with the employment of search engines.


  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,900 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 11:36 AM (in response to d.sprinter)

    d.sprinter wrote:

     

    That is similar to my use of TextEdit to write a quick letter, but Apple changed the feature of using its “Dictionary” and substituted it with the employment of search engines.

    I guess I don't understand.

     

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  • Antonio17 Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 11:38 AM (in response to ZORGALISCIOUS)

    I agree with you, safari's rss reader was the best. I never used chrome or any other browser just because of that feature alone in safari. I couldn't care less about it being removed from mail, but being absent in safari 6.0 is a BIG DEAL for me. I read a lot of content every single day and without rss integrated into safari I'll be forced to download an app (wich I haven't tried and don't really want to)

    APPLE PLEASE bring back the RSS reader to safari 6.0!

  • Ties-Malte Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to ZORGALISCIOUS)

    I have to agree: After dowmloading Safari 6 I was really angry about Apple not supporting RSS anymore — one of the key-features for using Safari!

     

    APPLE PLEASE bring back the RSS reader to safari 6.0!

  • Scyanide Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to ZORGALISCIOUS)

    Honestly, I've read numerous reports that RSS is dying. It isn't used nearly as much as it used to be used. ..again from what I've been reading. Maybe Apple finds it pointless to maintain due to statistics they obtained. Who knows. However, it is not the end of the world. There are plenty, and in my opinion, better alternatives out there.

     

    Google Reader works really really well and in combination with the application Reeder all is perfect.

  • Glen M Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to ZORGALISCIOUS)

    It makes NO sense!!!

    Why go to Mail if you're just going to link back to Safari?

    There is absolutely NO reason why Safari should use Mail to hold its RSS links.

     

    I tried Google Reader and it seriously *****, very difficult to use and the formatting and interface is terrible. I spent 10 minutes and STILL could not find any way to add the feeds I wanted. I just kept on seeing their "Reccomended" articles, which I could NEVER DELETE!

     

    The "RSS Extensions" for Safari are ALL just lame Google Reader extensions. If Apple had just a simple RSS reader extension on their site, none of this would be happening. You are FORCED to use a Google Reader extension if you want to stay in Safari.

     

    What was so incredibly vital that RSS had to be ripped from Safari's code?

    Money!

    By using RSS you bypass all of the innane advertising. I see no other reason than Google making some sort of deal with Apple. This way Google can continue to track your actions and display the ads they want you to see.

     

    I see absolutely no reason or advantage in keeping the POS Safari 6. As soon as I find an easy way to get the old one back, I'll post it here.

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