Feedly is rapidly becoming my preferred replacement for the soon-to-expire Google Reader, so I was pleased today when I learned that there was a way to make Feedly look more like Google Reader than I had hoped.
The tip I am sharing in this post goes far beyond the GR-inspired changes that Feedly has made to their service. It won’t result in a perfect match, but if you already use Feedly then I’m sure you can see how much it now looks like GR:
This is a pretty simple tip and if you know how to install an app then you can do this. I’m going to have you install something called a userscript. This will change the behavior of your web browser.
The userscript is called Readly. I tested it with Firefox, and I am told it works with Chrome. I cannot say for sure f it works with other web browsers.
Here’s what you need to do:
- The first thing you’ll need to do is install GreaseMonkey. This is an addon for Firefox and Chrome that lets you run your own little bits of code. You can find it with the other addons for your browser.
- Reboot your browser so GreaseMonkey can start running. You’ll probably also need to enable GreaseMonkey so it knows to runs the script.
- Click here and download the script. It should install automatically.
Once you have GreaseMonkey and the script both running in your browser, refresh Feedly. Then set the theme to Modern Gray. You will be amazed at the difference.