In the options I have:
Web browser: On Link Clicked and New Window:
- Open the configured Default Web Browser
- If no description, open link in reading pane (checked)
In 1.2.x, this worked ok: if a headline didn't have a body
from the RSS feed, it would open the web-based article
in the reading pane. Any link that was clicked in the
article opened in my default browser.
In 1.3.x, it opens the same type of article (one without
a RSS supplied body) in the default browser, skipping
the reading pane entirely.