Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 16th Jan 2011 13:52 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones A mini-tempest has been raging across the web with anger at Mozilla for removing the RSS icon from the Firefox 4 toolbar by default (and moving it to the bookmarks menu). This has been going on for a couple of weeks now, and I had avoided writing about it on OSNews since the recent furore is often cited to have begun around a personal blog post I wrote, but now things have come to an impasse: "No matter how loudly you shout, what you see in the beta with regard to the feed auto-discovery button is what will ship in Firefox 4". When Mozilla can say they are open to input, but refuse to change in the face of near universal disagreement, we all lose, not just me.
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RSS Icon
by kap1 on Sun 16th Jan 2011 14:11 UTC
kap1
Member since:
2006-05-12

The RSS icon was one of my favourite firefox's features. Really don't understand why they thought it was a good idea to remove, none of the arguments in favour of removing it really stick.

Further it only showed up when there was a RSS feed available other wise that icon didn't even take up any screen space.

Its a much more important feature then say other buttons now on Firefox's interface (e.g. The Group Your Tabs Button).

Put it back Mozilla!

Edited 2011-01-16 14:14 UTC

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RE: RSS Icon
by Carewolf on Sun 16th Jan 2011 14:48 in reply to "RSS Icon"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

It is not removed, it is just buried. So if you know about it, you can easily find it. The problem I think is that it is no longer self-promoting, and thus new users are less likely to discover it.

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RE: RSS Icon
by WereCatf on Sun 16th Jan 2011 18:04 in reply to "RSS Icon"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I myself have never learned the point behind RSS feeds. I have tried, sure, but I just simply have absolutely no use for such :S Thus it's quite hard to understand why it's such a huge issue for people..

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RE[2]: RSS Icon
by Fergy on Mon 17th Jan 2011 08:29 in reply to "RE: RSS Icon"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

I myself have never learned the point behind RSS feeds. I have tried, sure, but I just simply have absolutely no use for such :S Thus it's quite hard to understand why it's such a huge issue for people..

I used to go to my favorite websites everyday to look for new articles. With rss feeds you can just subscribe to your favorite websites and get automatically notified of new articles.

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