Too Clever By Half

I’ve just noticed that Firefox 2.0 is a bit too clever for its own good. It’s the new RSS autosubscription feature that’s the problem. It’s great that when I click on an RSS feed, it gives me the chance to subscribe to that feed in Bloglines. But it insists on doing that whenever I try to view an RSS feed. Even if I really want to view the feed in order to debug it.

Oh, I realise that the default behaviour is going to be far more useful to the vast majority of people. Most Firefox users are not going to want to debug RSS feeds. But it would be nice to be able to turn the cleverness off for those of us who do.

I’m just off to wade through the preferences dialogue boxes…

Update: Found it. Tools -> Options ->Feeds. When I click on a web feed – Show me a preview and ask me which feed reader to use.

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