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Firefox 2.0 introduces in-browser feed handling. In the feed preview interface, users can choose to subscribe to the feed using an application or web site. This preference determines the default reader used to process feeds when browser.feeds.handler is set to “reader”.

Possible values and their effects


Subscribe to the feed using a Live Bookmark.


Subscribe using a local application specified in browser.feeds.handlers.application.


Subscribe using the web service specified in browser.feeds.handlers.webservice.

First checked in

2006-07-21 by Jeff Walden

Has an effect in

  • Mozilla Firefox (nightly builds since 2006-07-21; 2.0)

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