Categories Asides Spread Firefox Post author By Matt Post date September 15, 2004 12 Comments on Spread Firefox Spread Firefox Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Related ← Man in Kilt → Bloggers Declare Bore 12 replies on “Spread Firefox” Got a better link for ya: spreadfirefox.com Well, actually it’s the same site, but the “Spread the word” motto is more clear on the homepage… I’m loving the Live Bookmarks already. When they develop it a little more it’s going to be indispensable Do the LiveMarks give you a sign when the content updates? There doesn’t seem to be any settings for it so I’m guessing not? AFAIK they don’t give you a sign but I think they reload on every browser startup. You can also reload a feed manually by right clicking on its folder and clicking ‘Refresh Live Bookmark’. I’m more excited about the new RSS support in Thunderbird 0.8. They don’t yet give you any indication a chanel has been updated, but i’d expect that functionality will get added soon, it’s a pretty essential function, otherwise the Live Bookmark system is no faster than opening everything in tabs. Dougal, it’s so-so. Yeah, it’s definitely got room for improvement. But for the way that I use RSS, I prefer a (mail|news)reader style of interface. I’m sure that the RSS integration of both apps will improve over the next few updates. I think it’s fair to say that the RSS support in both apps is only so-so. Of course, they are both new features, and it’s only going to get better from here. Personally, I’ve been enjoying the RSS icon in Firefox that shows up when a page has a feed. I’ve been surprised by how many non-blog sites have feeds that I never would have thought to look for. can’t them make the browser smart enough to detect a feed on clicking on it and give me option to add it to either live bookmarks or tb0.8? some browsers do :p That RSS icon is great, so is the fact the address bar goes orange when using a https:// connection. Personally i don’t like using aggregators, they seem like an extra step, and generally they’re overkill. All i want to know is whether a site has been updated, and if it has i’d much rather go see the site than read a feed. Firefox’s handeling of Live Bookmarks is something i’m much more comfortable with than an aggregator, and i’m finding it useful already. Now if only it listed ‘new items’ in a group at the top of the panel, rather than having to scroll for aaages through a huge list of feeds… Comments are closed.