How To Convert Partial Feeds Into Full-text Articles In Google Reader

How To Convert Partial Feeds Into Full-text Articles In Google Reader

Recently, my favorite blog Lifehacker truncated its feed into a partial one. They offer VIP feeds for loyal readers to access the full article in a feed reader. However, not all blogs provide this option. Some useful blogs serve partial feeds to protect content from scrapers and plagiarism.

To address this, there is a userscript called Google Reader Preview Enhanced. It allows you to switch to the full text article in Google reader from a partial feed. With this userscript, you can read articles, make comments, and experience the blog’s CSS and design right within the reader.

Below is a screenshot of Lifehacker’s partial feed.

How To Convert Partial Feeds Into Full-text Articles In Google Reader

How to use Greasemonkey script

1. You can use Greasemonkey scripts on Firefox and Google Chrome. If you don’t have one, download either of them.

2. If you intend to use Greasemonkey script in Google Chrome, you don’t need to install the extension because Chrome’s latest version supports Greasemonkey userscripts without extension.

3. If you use Firefox, download and install the Greasemonkey addon.

4. Now install the Google Reader Preview Enhanced userscript in your browser (Chrome or Firefox).

5. Log into your Google Reader account.

6. Open the blog with a partial feed.

Scrolling through articles can be done by using the mouse or the “J” and “K” keys. To view the entire article, click on the “Preview” link or use the shortcut Shift+V. Additionally, you have the option to comment on articles within Google Reader.

How To Convert Partial Feeds Into Full-text Articles In Google Reader

Here’s a screenshot of the result after pressing the Preview button:

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How To Convert Partial Feeds Into Full-text Articles In Google Reader

Note: While testing this script, I found that the “Preview” button doesn’t appear in expanded view in the reader. If you prefer to use the reader in extended view instead of list view, simply use the Shift+V key to switch to the full article.

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