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Using a Browser to Subscribe to an RSS Feed

Subscribe to an RSS feed in Internet Explorer 7 (Windows):

  1. Internet Explorer 7 will notify you of a site that offers RSS by illuminating (in red or orange) the RSS feed button on your toolbar.
  2. Click the red/orange “Feeds” button to see a list of articles that are offered via RSS and subscribe to them by clicking “Subscribe to this feed” in the upper part of the screen.
  3. You can see all the updated content on this site by looking in the Feeds section of your Favorites Center each time you open Internet Explorer 7.

Subscribe to an RSS feed in Firefox (Windows/Apple):

  1. Firefox will notify you of a site that offers RSS by adding a small orange RSS icon to the address bar. Click on that icon and Firefox gives you several subscription options.
  2. If you choose “Live Bookmarks”, a dialog box opens. Adding the bookmark to your “Bookmark Toolbars Folder” will add a link to the site’s RSS feed just below the navigation toolbar in your browser window.
  3. Clicking on the RSS link will display a drop-down list of recent site updates. The most recent update should be at the top of the list.

Subscribe to an RSS feed in Safari (Apple):

  1. Safari will notify you of a site that offers RSS by adding a small blue RSS icon to the address bar. Click on that icon and Safari switches over to a special feed reader. Recent headlines and articles are listed in a simplified layout.
  2. Drag the feed’s address (URL) to Safari’s bookmark bar to subscribe. Safari will ask you to type a name for your bookmark. Keep the name short to take up less room.
  3. Safari will add a number to the right of the bookmark every time new announcements are posted. Clicking on that link will take you to Safari’s news reader where the most recent announcement should be at the top of the list.

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