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View feed counts for bookmarked RSS feeds in Safari Web Browsers
I don't know how many people are suffering this, but whenever I add an RSS bookmark to my Safari 3.0 bookmark bar, it never updates with the number of new RSS articles against the name. Yet if I look at the bookmark in the bookmark manager, it happily shows the number of new articles, as seen in this screenshot.

I found that if you create a folder in your bookmark bar, then add your RSS feeds to that folder, it actually works as expected. The number of new articles appear as you would expect next to the site name within the folder, as seen in this image.

[robg adds: I think this is probably expected behavior, as adding the article count to bookmarks directly in the URL bar would cause the entries to change position as the message counts changed for each bookmarked RSS feed.]
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3.0.3 Works for me
Authored by: jecwobble on Aug 27, '07 04:27:11PM

My RSS feed counts in my bookmark bar have worked as expected from the initial version 3 beta on.

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3.0.3 Works for me
Authored by: googoo on Aug 28, '07 05:13:32AM

Same here. My RSS feed count works for feeds in the bookmarks bar. I am using Safari 3.03.


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View feed counts for bookmarked RSS feeds in Safari
Authored by: Viridian on Aug 27, '07 07:49:01PM

Boy is my face red. Rob has always said that one should never assume that something they've been doing is common knowledge, and that we should submit anything that we feel may be useful. I've kept a folder of RSS feeds in the bookmarks bar ever since Safari supported feeds, and I just assumed that everyone knew this. The best part for me (apart from listing the number of new feeds) is that Command-clicking on the RSS folder will open all new feeds in one window. Dramatically simplifies the process of going to each bookmarked feed in turn.

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