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10.4: Change Safari's RSS appearance Web Browsers
Tiger only hintThe CSS and layout templates for Safari 2 are located in /System: Library: PrivateFrameworks: SyndicationUI.framework: Versions: A: Resources: Themes: default.syndtheme: Contents: Resources; the CSS file itself is called Articles.css. By changing this file, as well as the other templates there, you can change the way Safari's RSS pages look.

Open a Terminal, and then sudo su root to get to the files, and then do this:
$ cd /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SyndicationUI.framework/Versions/
A/Resources/Themes/default.syndtheme/Contents/Resources/
You can pico them from there, or cp them to your /Users/ folder and tweak them there. If you edit any of the files in Photoshop, make sure you remember to chmod 777 the file before hand. Then after you edit the files, just use cp to copy it back to the original location. Enjoy the fun!

[robg adds: I haven't tested this one. Remember to make a backup of anything you're going to modify, and you should probably quit Safari before making any changes. You'll need to know something of CSS in order to change much of the page, but there are also some graphics files there that can be changed. Finally, I would personally use sudo cp (to move any of the files around) or sudo pico (to edit as root) without actually enabling a root shell, as I'm a bit paranoid about running root shells and doing something stupid.]
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10.4: Change Safari's RSS appearance
Authored by: Cap'n Hector on May 09, '05 12:07:49PM

I think I submitted this first…Not that I'm counting.



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10.4: Change Safari's RSS appearance
Authored by: robg on May 17, '05 10:30:32AM

You did; but sometimes, in the heat of 300+ submissions in a week, spread between email, iChat, and the submission engine on hints, I get confused :).

-rob.



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10.4: Change Safari's RSS appearance
Authored by: ajwitte on May 09, '05 05:04:55PM
Use chmod 755 instead of chmod 777, please. Mode 777 is world-writable; 755 is readable and executable (but not writable) by the group and the world.

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10.4: Change Safari's RSS appearance
Authored by: Twist on May 09, '05 05:38:01PM

I bet it would be easy enough to create an APE module to safely patch this. Maybe it will be added to ShapeShifter



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10.4: Change Safari's RSS appearance
Authored by: mumblingmynah on May 25, '05 05:15:38PM

I replaced BlueBanner.tif with a nice woodgrain pattern. It looks totally nice.



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10.4: Change Safari's RSS appearance
Authored by: ericl on Feb 01, '08 09:51:50AM

Anyone know how to change the RSS appearance in 10.5 Leopard? Either files have moved and/or Safari 3 does RSS templates differently. Thanks!



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10.4: Change Safari's RSS appearance
Authored by: ericl on Feb 01, '08 10:16:02AM
Looks like the framework and templates are located here for 10.5:
/System/Library/Frameworks/PubSub.framework/Versions/A/Resources/PubSubAgent/Contents/Resources


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