Every piece of software has them: those tiny little features that few people know about yet aren’t substantial enough to blog about all by themselves. FeedDemon is no different – for starters, you can:
- …hold CTRL while clicking a hyperlink to open it in a new browser tab
- …hold CTRL while scrolling the mouse wheel to change the browser’s font size
- …close a browser tab by double-clicking it
- …open the current page in your default browser by selecting Browse > Show in External Browser
- …open a hyperlink in your default browser by right-clicking it and choosing "Open in New Window"
- …search the current page by hitting Ctrl+F
- …add any hyperlink to a clippings folder by drag-and-dropping it from your external browser (or from FeedDemon’s own browser)
- …drag-and-drop a FeedDemon browser tab into a clippings folder
- …select Tools > Search Subscriptions then right-click the search results to convert them to a watch or clippings folder
- …expose hidden toolbuttons by clicking the arrow at the far right of any toolbar
Update: Here are 10 more tips to go along with these ones.
9 thoughts on “10 Tiny FeedDemon Tips”
Holding Shift while clicking on a post title, opens the post on the browser while keeping it unread at FeedDemon… however it would be nice to be able to do it without shift ;)
Not sure if it was intentional – but being used to Firefox – I middle click to close a tab (as I do in Firefox) and for some reason that works as well :) Force of habit mainly. Glad I did not have to change.
Did not know about the drag and dropping hyperlinks – be nice if you could drag a url from the address bar rather than the page though.
I just found #7 and #8 myself yesterday :) mentioned it on FriendFeed and another FeedDemon user I know now uses as as well ..
F11 to show or hide the News Items pane. Most of the time I keep it closed and use the Unread Folder View to just blast through new items. But every now and then it’s handy to have around, especially when I’m looking for a post I remember seeing but can’t find in search (Ctrl+F3).
#7 is really useful, did not know about it, however it does not work with Opera :(
Thank you for #2. I had been wondering how to make the text bigger.
Thanks for the tip. Is there a day to open a link in a new tab without immediately switching to it (i.e., it loads the contents in the background)? I open read something and want to drill into the details linked off from the post before I finish reading the current page.
@Oliver – this type of question is better suited to the support forums. However, go to Tools->Options->Browsing and check mark the box labelled “Load New Tabs in Background”
Awesome. Thanks, critter42!
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