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View an RSS feed's associated webpage in Safari Web Browsers
I was checking my RSS feeds in Safari, and when I tried to click a link in my bookmark bar, I accidentally clicked on the blue RSS logo in the location bar in Safari instead.

The RSS page then rolled up in a neat animation, revealing the associated website's main page. Clicking the RSS logo button again lowers the RSS window back down. Neat trick.

[robg adds: In my testing, it seems that clicking the logo hides the RSS feed and reveals whichever page you had open underneath it, which is not necessarily the website's main page.]
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View an RSS feed's associated webpage in Safari
Authored by: mark hunte on Oct 11, '06 08:13:58AM
I always thought this was well known?? it even shows you this in the QT demo
http://www.apple.com/macosx/theater/safari.html
of safari, Oh well

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View an RSS feed's associated webpage in Safari
Authored by: rspress on Oct 11, '06 08:47:53AM

It actually works both ways. If you are a webpage with an RSS logo in the location bar clicking on it will take you to the feed. If you are on the feed page clicking on the RSS logo will take you to the webpage of the feed.

I consider myself a Mac expert and have been using them since 1984 and this feature I never found or saw it mentioned. It probably is on the Apple video but Apple does not always make a big deal about all the features.



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View an RSS feed's associated webpage in Safari
Authored by: mark hunte on Oct 11, '06 11:29:53AM
Don't think they had it in 84 :-P

I should point out, my remark is more surprise at what can be taken for granted
when using a Mac, rather than critique of the hint, which so far shows some
people did not know it.

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View an RSS feed's associated webpage in Safari
Authored by: osxpounder on Oct 13, '06 11:02:54AM

Fair enough, but of course most people don't go looking at web demos for software that came on their computer, so it's reasonable to expect that many wouldn't have seen this feature. I'm grateful for the hint.



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View an RSS feed's associated webpage in Safari
Authored by: leebennett on Oct 11, '06 03:27:10PM

Um, this is not a tip. This is a well-documented feature of what was, at the time, released as Safari RSS.



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View an RSS feed's associated webpage in Safari
Authored by: osxpounder on Oct 13, '06 11:08:14AM

Yes, it is.



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View an RSS feed's associated webpage in Safari
Authored by: BrianAllred on Oct 11, '06 08:05:08PM

I'm quite sure Steve did this in the demo of Safari RSS...



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View an RSS feed's associated webpage in Safari
Authored by: jbayl on Oct 12, '06 06:32:15AM

I too am an "expert" in my own mind. I've not only not known about this, but I've *wanted* a way sometimes to do exactly this.

Thanks for the great hint.



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