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For example I've came to a webpage having the following tag inside its <head> tag:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="A blog feed" href="">

Or a blog having both RSS and Atom feeds rels.

But my Firefox (7.0.1 on XUbuntu 11.10) doesn't indicate this! I have to view a page source code to see whether there is an RSS/Atom feed for it or not. Why? How to fix this?

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marked as duplicate by Paul, Tog, gronostaj, Nifle, Excellll Aug 13 '13 at 13:34

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In the ongoing and bizarre process of making people less aware of RSS, the RSS icon was removed from version 4 onwards.

There are extensions that restore the icon:

There may be others too...

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Instead of adding a 3rd-party extension, I prefer using the builtin functionality, it is still present on my Firefox 22 (although hidden and disabled by default) – That Brazilian Guy Aug 9 '13 at 17:14

There are still two built-in ways how to recognize/subscribe to feeds in Firefox:

  • in "Bookmarks" menu you can subscribe to the current page's feed(s) (if any available)
  • you can add a feed icon to the toolbar (by right-clicking at the toolbar), which gets activated as soon as a feed is detected

The latter variant is preferred of course, because it informs you (visually) that a feed is availabe, while the former variant would require you to visit the Bookmarks menu.

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