Viewing the Feed Reader
The Feed Reader is a SeaMonkey sidebar and you can select it as you would any other
Subscribing to Feeds
There are two ways of subscribing to feeds. When MultiZilla automatically finds a feed
on a page it displays an icon in the bottom-right of the status bar. Clicking on this
displays the Feed Viewer
which has a prominent icon at the top entitled Subscribe to feed which can
be used to add a feed in the Feed Reader.
As well as this, you can right-click the top pane of the Feed Reader and select Add
New Feed... This will let you directly enter the URL of a web feed to be added.
Whether you click on the Subscribe to feed link in the
Feed Viewer or enter a URL directly,
MultiZilla ensures that the feed is valid and can be displayed and presents
you with an information page about the feed and lets you choose whether or not to
add it to your subscriptions list as shown below:
Here you can view the title of the feed, a description of it and any image associated
with it. You can also change the title to something more memorable or shorter.
When you click Add Feed the feed will be added to your
subscriptions and the Web Feeds sidebar will open to let you read
the feeds, as shown below:
This is split into two panes. The top pane contains all the feeds
that you are currently subscribed to, and the bottom pane lists
all the entries in the currently selected feed. MultiZilla regularly checks each
feed for updates and those feeds with updates are marked accordingly. You can then
click on an entry in that feed to view it in the browser (or middle-click to open it in a
You can also organise your feeds into categories as shown below. To do this, right-click
on any feed in the top pane and select Add New Category... This will bring up the
Enter the name of the category in the top field, and, if appropriate, select the group for
the category, otherwise leave it at the default of "new feed group". The new category will
now appear in the top pane of the feed reader, and you can move feeds into it by either
right-clicking on them and selecting Move Feed to New Category or dragging and
dropping it into the category.
Being Alerted to New Items
Although you can open the feed reader (web feeds sidebar) manually to check if there are new
items in any of your feeds, MultiZilla can alert you by an icon in the status bar. In the
MultiZilla → General → Appearance → Miscellaneous section of the Preferences,
select Show 'Web Feeds Button' when new content has arrived and an icon will appear
in the left of the status bar at the bottom of the browser window. When new content is available,
the icon will change and you can hover over it to see details (see screenshot below) and click on
it to open the Feed Reader.
Exporting Your Feeds
You can export your feed information for importing into another application or for backup purposes
using the standard OPML format by selecting
any feed in the Feed Reader and pressing F6.