Why won't Firefox subscribe to some feeds with Google Reader?
Some RSS feeds default to Firefox "live bookmarks" yet give Google Reader as an option, others default to Google Reader, other types of feeds do not give Google Reader as an option.
The Firefox knowledge base is a bit sketchy on the details:
You can choose different options for subscribing to web feeds, including "Add Live Bookmarks in Firefox", from "Tools -> Options -> Applications", by clicking on "Web Feed" in the list of content types and choosing an option from the drop-down menu.
The "application" I would like to add is Google Reader, which isn't an "application" in the way I think of it (I perceive Google Reader as a website or service, an online aggregator). I would like for all and any RSS or Atom content type to be handled by Google Reader.
How do I add Google Reader as an "application"?
In this screenshot from the web:
There's a drop-down menu, one of the options being "live bookmarks". Sometimes Google or Yahoo are options, additionally there's an option to "choose application." For those times when Google isn't in the menu, there should be a way to add Google Reader as an "application" for handling RSS feeds.
I know Google makes an extension so I can do this with a separate toolbar button, but I'm asking how to do add Google Reader as an "application".
The Google Reader toolbar button will add any type of feed.