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spotshooter Calculating status...
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Jul 25, 2012 7:44 AM

What happend to my RSS feeds? Safari 6.0 wants to put them in mail, which is the last place I want my feeds to appear.  Also, there is no more RSS button in the window... how do I bookmark a RSS feed? 

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 9:25 AM (in response to spotshooter)

    RSS is no longer supported. You need a third-party RSS reader.

  • bigheadrsa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 9:35 AM (in response to Linc Davis)

    So bye bye Safari and welcome Firefox on my Mac!

     

    Or is there an extension providing a RSS reader?

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,905 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 10:16 AM (in response to spotshooter)

    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.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 11:03 AM (in response to bigheadrsa)

    There is no extension that I know of. There are many RSS readers; for example, a free one called "Vienna" and a paid or ad-supported one called "NetNewsReader." You also have the option of using a hosted RSS aggregrator such as Google Reader, which eliminates the problem of synchronizing devices, but has privacy implications that you may not like. I host a Web-based aggregator called "Tiny Tiny RSS" on my own server, but setting that up is too difficult for most users.

  • bigheadrsa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 1:29 PM (in response to Linc Davis)

    Thanks Linc

     

    I am happy with your recommendation. Vienna is a good stand alone RSS reader.

     

    Warm-hearted greeting from Germany

  • Glen M Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:13 PM (in response to bigheadrsa)

    That was the first thing I looked for.

    There are a dozen Google Reader extesions, but no plain RSS readers (I would have been hapy with that).

    Apple wants you to use the RSS reader in Mail - I know, it makes no sense to me either. In Mail, you have no control over the way they are displayed.

    And I'll NEVER use Google.

    I'm trying to find a way to reinstall the older Safari. There is no RSS reader as easy to use as the old Safari.

     

    And if RSS is fading away, REPLACE it with soemthing better before ripping away something good.

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    Jul 25, 2012 2:42 PM (in response to spotshooter)

    I loved my RSS feeds in Safari. Literally hundreds of tech sites updated automatiucally in the background. The ultimate in simplicity has now completely vanished. Many Apple's elite web wizrds should post what was disabled/removed from Mountain Lion next the the 200+ added features. This alone would have prevented my from upgrading completely. 12 years on a mac and today I officially vocalize my sadness with the company.

  • chris_from_val-david Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to Linc Davis)

    Thanks for the clarification.

  • hoyanf Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 2:55 PM (in response to chris_from_val-david)

    I feel the same way, Apple should have not removed a feature that have been easy to read news from websites ! Reading RSS feeds from Safari was one of the reason I stayed on Safari, guess its bye-bye Safari !

  • Allen Faber1 Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 3:13 PM (in response to spotshooter)

    I am actually sorry I ordered an expensive MacBook Pro Retina because of this RSS takeaway. Why?
    Apple should explain why they did this to us. Now you have the option to fill up your Mail with all the RSS feeds. No way. No good. Who is in charge. Wasn't the earnings miss enough? Bah.

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,905 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 3:25 PM (in response to spotshooter)

    This is a standard Apple strategy. RSS is old, stable, and boring. Apple is switching to notifications. There is a new Notifications preference pane so that web sites can send notifications directly to Safari. RSS is clunky. It takes one or two hours between updates and it uses an inefficent polling process. It is much more efficient for web sites to be able to push notifications directly to Safari. Transitions are a bit painful but things will be much better in the future.

  • hoyanf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to spotshooter)

    Let's create a poll for the old and boring RSS reader feature back into Safari

  • Allen Faber1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 3:33 PM (in response to etresoft)

    Well, I'm old and boring. I thought stable was always a good thing? I looked for Notifications Preference Pane in the new Safari and saw nothing like that. Fine, push your notifications directly to Safari, but how do I do that? And I am pained right now, but the future isn't clear.

  • Glen M Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 3:48 PM (in response to etresoft)

    1.  We all don't have Mtn Lion, so pushing news isn't an option.

     

    2.  Even if it were an option, I wouldn't want it. It would be as bad as it going to Mail, where it shows as email. News is NOT email. News is not something I must be notified intstantly in a push an interrupting my work.

     

    3.  Until there is a better option than what existed, DON'T CHANGE IT. In this case, all they did was rip it oout and didn't bother to make it better.  Would a simple Safari Prefrence setting be so bad?

     

    RSS = My News, My Way.

    Apple killed it.  THANKS!

     

    Terrible move. Apple!

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