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10.4: Mark Safari RSS items as read via a click Web Browsers
Tiger only hintI just noticed that in Safari 2, you can mark an RSS Item as 'read' by simply clicking on the summary of the article -- the text directly below the title of the RSS item.

By doing that, you don't have to reload the whole page to mark items as read.

[robg adds: This one took me a minute to figure out, as the cursor in Safari doesn't indicate that the text itself is a clickable item. But click on the text anyway, and you'll see that the orange 'new item' header turns into the gray 'has been read' header. A quick search of Safari's help didn't find this tip...]
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10.4: Mark Safari RSS items as read via a click
Authored by: jdhorner on Oct 19, '05 08:59:41AM

how so VERY odd. i thought clicking the article summary was the only way to mark items as read if you didn't want to open the entire entry.

simply refreshing the page marks them ALL as read?

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10.4: Mark Safari RSS items as read via a click
Authored by: Bruno Grieco on Oct 20, '05 04:55:45AM

Nothing happens over here when I click the text. Also I don't have orange headers for new items. Using Safari 2.0.1



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10.4: Mark Safari RSS items as read via a click
Authored by: ibroughton on Oct 20, '05 06:02:06AM

Exactly the same here, nothing happens, no orange label and using Safari 2.0.1

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10.4: Mark Safari RSS items as read via a click
Authored by: wallybear on Oct 20, '05 09:53:48AM

The orange "new item" header is simply the posting date to the right of the header (gray for read articles, orange for new ones).
Clicking on the summary turns the date to grey (="read"), and the new posts count is updated.
A page refresh cause all news to be marked as read (a little odd).

In order to see the orange "unread" header you must "subscribe" to the RSS adding the link to your favourites, otherwise headers will always be marked as read.



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10.4: Mark Safari RSS items as read via a click
Authored by: ibroughton on Oct 21, '05 05:35:17AM

The RSS feeds in question are subscribed to. Well, they are sat in my bookmarks toolbar anyway

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10.4: Mark Safari RSS items as read via a click
Authored by: uniamboman on Oct 23, '05 03:39:26PM

This confused me too, my new RSS articles were not coloured orange. You have to ensure this feature is turned on, by going to Safari Preferences > RSS tab > tick 'Colour new articles'. Hope this helps!



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10.4: Mark Safari RSS items as read via a click
Authored by: sjk on Oct 24, '05 08:35:19PM

Ahh, thanks for the reminder to enable that preference. I'd overlooked it after upgrading my old iBook to 10.4 last week. I've wondered why it's not enabled by default since it's easy to ignore and could give people the impression there's no way to identify new articles and make them uninterested in using RSS in Safari. It's definitely a value-adding preference that I don't seen any reason to disable.



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