Internet Explorer Integration

Step 1: Find Something You Like

Go to a website that you frequently visit to check for updates, even though an app could do it for you. Hopefully it will have an RSS feed. If it does, Internet Explorer will display an RSS icon in toolbar. Click on it.

Note: Some websites don’t include the proper code to make the icon appear in the address bar even though they have an RSS feed. Look around on the webpage itself for an RSS icon.

Step 2: Copy Feed URL From Address Bar

Once you click on the RSS icon, Internet Explorer will show the contents of the feed. Internet Explorer won’t integrate directly with an external feed reader, so you have to copy the feed URL from the address bar.  Right click on the address bar to select all the text and bring up the context menu.

Click “Copy” to copy the feed URL into the clipboard.

Step 3: Open the “Add Feed” Dialog

Right-click on the Feed Notifier icon in the Windows system tray (normally at the bottom right of the screen, next to the clock.) Click “Add Feed…” to open the dialog for adding a new feed.

Step 4: Click Next

Feed Notifier will open the Add Feed dialog and should already contain the URL for the feed, since it checks the Windows clipboard for a feed URL.  So now you just have to click Next.  (If the URL doesn’t show up, try copying and pasting it manually.)

Step 6: Click Finish

Configure the feed properties if you want, or just click “Finish”