Many people use the built-in Firefox RSS reader. However, the beautiful thing about a 3rd party reader such as Google Reader is all your data is saved up in the “cloud” rather than just your home computer. This safe storage is a good thing in the event of a hardware failure on your PC or if you want to access your RSS feed data away from home.
In previous versions of Mozilla Firefox, to change your default RSS reader took a lot of work. However, new in version 5.0, adjusting the Firefox Reader to pull from Google Reader is a simple task since the settings can be changed right from the options menu GUI!
How to Change Your Default RSS Reader In Mozilla Firefox
1. From in Firefox, Click Tools then Select Options
2. Click the Applications tab, and then under Web Feed Click Use Google from the drop-down menu. Click OK to save changes and finish.
Now whenever you attempt to open a Feed using Firefox, it will automatically redirect the feed into Google Feed reader. From Google Feed reader you are only one click away from bookmarking and sharing your favorite feeds, as well as adding personal comments to each feed. Best of all, all your feed data, subscriptions, and comments are tucked away safely in the Google Cloud should your PC ever experience a hard drive crash.