Friday, December 4, 2009

Subscribe To RSS Feed Using Microsoft's Windows Internet Explorer Reader in 4 Steps....... or More!!

Having Problems Subscribing to RSS with IE?
Getting a Window with Buttons for Other Readers?
Wondering If the Microsoft Feed Reader is Working?

To Subscribe to a Feed using Windows Internet Explorer 8 (IE) RSS Reader:

1.  Open IE browser.  
2.  Go to Page with RSS feed you wish to subscribe to.
3.  Click the orange RSS icon on the page (pictured above).
4. A new window opens once you click on the orange RSS icon on the IE Command Bar that says:
 "You are viewing a feed that contains frequently updated content. When you subscribe to a feed, it is added to the Common Feed List. Updated information from the feed is automatically downloaded to your computer and can be viewed in Internet Explorer and other programs. Learn more about feeds.
 + Subscribe to this feed"

Click on the "+" symbol and your feeds are added to your "Feeds" tab in your "Favorites Center," which is different than your "Favorites."

If You Do Not Get The Window in #4, Above, Do This:

3a.  In the IE Command Bar click The orange RSS icon.
(If it is grey, there is no RSS content on the page you are viewing).
If you do not see the RSS symbol in the IE toolbar section, to make it visible
proceed as follows:
  • Left click "view" in Menu Bar.
  • Hover over "Toolbars" for drop down menu.
  • Click "Command Bar" to enable with a checkmark.
3b. If you still don't see the orange RSS Icon, do this:
  • Click "Tools" in the Command Bar at Right of IE bars (there might also be one at the left, in the  Menu Bar).
  • Hover over "Toolbars" for drop down menu.
  • Click "Customize."
  • A new window opens called "Customize Toolbar."
a.  Find orange RSS icon in the left column, "Available Toolbar Buttons,"and click to highlight.
b. Click "Add" it moves  to the right column, "Current Toolbar Buttons."
c. Click the orange RSS icon to highlight and click "Move Up."
d. Click "Close."
 You should now see the RSS icon in The IE Command Bar and can go to #4 above.  Now that this is set up you will easily be able to subscribe when a feedburner page or different feed reader page comes up.
Phew! It should be easier!!

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