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HOWTO: Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Akregator from Chromium with Two Clicks (KDE)


This is a translation of a post I made earlier.

If you prefer to surf  the web using Chromium but want to use an external RSS reader and import the feeds automatically, this is for you. I made this guide with the help of two HOWTO’s I found.

Link 1: From here we get the link to the extension needed to subscribe to RSS feeds in Chromium.

Link 2: A guide showing how to open Spotify links in Chrome, but with a little modification can be used to our purpose as well.

  1. Install the extension from Link 1.
  2. Create a file called feed.protocol in the folder ~/.kde/share/kde4/services – easiest way to do this is to press Alt+F2 and enter:
    kate ~/.kde/share/kde4/services/feed.protocol
  3. Paste the following text into the file:
    [Protocol]
    exec=/usr/bin/akregator -a %u
    protocol=feed
    input=none
    output=none
    helper=true
    listing=false
    reading=false
    writing=false
    makedir=false
    deleting=false
  4. Save the file and exit Kate.

Now you can surf to e.g. https://untit1ed.wordpress.com and click on the RSS icon found on the right of your address field. You will now enter a site where the RSS feed is being previewed. Click the drop down menu next to Subscribe to this feed using: and choose ”Default Application”, then click ”subscribe”. You will now see the following window:

Tick the checkbox to make Chromium remember your choice and then click ”Launch Application”. Akregator will now open and subscribe to the feed.🙂

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2 svar till “HOWTO: Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Akregator from Chromium with Two Clicks (KDE)

  1. someguy 26 november, 2010 kl. 07:46

    Thanks a lot for this guide I have been looking for this option!

    • untit1ed 27 november, 2010 kl. 00:22

      You’re welcome🙂

      I’ve had problems sometimes with akregator not importing the feed unless I restarted it, not even using the command line options worked. In Konqueror it always works though

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