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#1 fhpuqrgrpgvirzhpujbj

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 04:22

This is a taskbar RSS reader for Windows 7. It's still in beta as I'm sure there are bugs I'll need to fix. The only bug I'm aware of is that it doesn't work very well if a feed tries to include an image(eg. Neowin's) (you can see the html). I'll work on fixing this. If you find any other bugs let me know.

I'll add a proper settings dialog soon, but for now just paste the url to your RSS feeds into the included feeds.txt file (on separate lines). The text file includes a 2 News feeds just as an example.

For Windows 7 ONLY. It currently does not check for Windows 7 before running, so it will most likely crash on earlier Operating Systems. (like I said, its a work in progress)

For now it preforms its basic functions though. There are next, back and previous buttons, first and last buttons, etc. There is a also a refresh button and a button to open the current RSS Item in your browser. I may add jumplist support as well, not sure yet.

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(also, it takes a bit to start up, if it doesn't show up just give it a second)

As far as I'm aware something of this sort doesn't exist yet. If it does please tell me.
It does NOT work with Neowin's feeds yet. Once I get it working on HTML feeds Neowin feeds will work. (feeds with very basic html will work as it will strip it)



Feeds known to work:
CNN News Feeds
Lifehacker's excerpts feed (http://feeds.gawker....er/excerpts.xml)
Twitter RSS feeds
Any feed without HTML or only using simple html

I'll remove this part once HTML is parsed correctly since it won't be needed.

Edited by omnicoder, 03 September 2009 - 05:34.



#2 Mr Dan

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 15:03

I think you should give it a white background in the thumbnail preview so it can be a lot more readable :).

#3 OP fhpuqrgrpgvirzhpujbj

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 16:39

I think you should give it a white background in the thumbnail preview so it can be a lot more readable :).

Thats not the way the taskbar previews are generally used but I guess I could have an option to use a white background. I'll try it out like that tonight.

#4 Live!

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 14:25

Can you code also a ToDo List for the Taskbar?

#5 OP fhpuqrgrpgvirzhpujbj

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 18:31

Can you code also a ToDo List for the Taskbar?

Yes, I'll get right on that for you :)
Do you mean Jumplist Todo, or Thumbnail preview todo?

#6 LargoLaGrande

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 19:44

Hi!

I've just registered to give my 5 cents. This tool is really innovative and I guess a lot of people think
it's a very useful tool.

It would be great to set up the size of the text. The transparent background looks great.
Different groups of feeds would be huge feature and increase the functionality.

Good job!
Thanks!

PS: A short To Do Manager in this style would be awesome! ,-)

#7 +Fractalizer

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 19:50

Nice app. Going to test it out. I added neowins feed and it's working ok.

#8 Steve B.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 20:10

Yeah, white instead of slight transparency on the main content area would be better to read to be honest. Looking good though! (Y)

#9 OP fhpuqrgrpgvirzhpujbj

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 06:06

Ok, working on adding a white background option and on a to do list. Text size increase option should come soon too.

#10 tehmemories

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 23:39

How's this coming along? Any updates?

#11 Soulcube

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 19:33

waaoow its the suuppeerr

#12 witalit

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:25

Any updates on this?

#13 Radanius

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 05:35

omnicoder
Hi! Please make a white background in the program, but it was hard to see. :(