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This is an adaptation of the Reader skin by Kaelri rainmeter.net/forum/viewtopic.…. It requires  Rainmeter 4.2  (r3111) or higher.  Get Rainmeter from rainmeter.net/cms/

What sets this apart from most other RSS/Atom FeedReaders is that:

1) It sorts news items by date/time so that you only see the most recent items from sites like the BBC, the Guardian and the New York Times that don't sort their feeds. Other FeedReaders just show a mish-mash of new and old stuff that is not sorted chronologically.

2) It shows 'bullet-marks' for all items that are less than an hour old ( you can change the value for how old you want a 'new' feed to be in the [Variables] section of the skin), and

3) It trims Rainmeter Forum Feeds down to the topic titles.

If you have any problems with the skin, you'll get a quicker response if you raise them on the Rainmeter Forums rainmeter.net/forum/viewtopic.… rather than with comments here.

Updated 04 October 2012 to use the more reliable Reader script by Kaelri rainmeter.net/forum/viewtopic.…
Updated 08 February 2014 to allow custom feed titles (click on the icon in the bottom-right to edit the feed URLs and custom titles)
Updated 05 October 2018 to include the Wingdings and Webdings fonts that may be missing for those using Windows 10
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:iconapr0vleptos:
apr0vleptos Featured By Owner Edited Apr 30, 2018
Is there a way when refreshing to not change bars? It seems to always go to the last one, or random some times
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Mordasius Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
No I'm sorry, but when the skin is refreshed it reads all the feeds to check if there are any new news items to display.  Some sites respond quicker than others so you can't be sure of the order in which they are displayed.  I suppose it would be possible to have the skin always display one particular feed after refreshing but I'd rather see it displaying the latest feed it has checked.
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apr0vleptos Featured By Owner Edited May 11, 2018
oh , thanks for the reply. i see now how it works. is it possible though to add a feature to remember which bar you were when you hit the refresh, and switch back to it when all pages are done refreshing? it would be a nice addition in my humble opinion
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Cirqer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any way to add timestamps?
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
Could do but the question is why?  This was one of the earliest feedreaders that sorted the items by time and date.  It is all done in the Lua script because at that time, 2012, I don't think timestamp had been added to Rainmeter as a measure parameter.
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Cirqer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I apologize if it was a dumb question- i'm not much of a programmer. I've been working on modifying it into a tool I can use to help with market analysis for forex/crypto. It would just be more efficient to have a visible timestamp rather than navigating to the page :)
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Edited Mar 23, 2018
You might find something closer to your needs amongst the more recent submissions in the Feedreader section of the Rainmeter Galleries rainmeter.deviantart.com/galle…
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rpitera Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
For some reason after moving to a brand new PC with factory installed Win10, the number icons are missing from my skin.  I've checked and made sure that the Webdings font is installed.  It's weird because the right and left double arrow icons are displaying and they should all be coming from the same font.  Any ideas on what to check next?


Clipboard01 by rpitera   
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
You need to install the font "wingdings 2" I should have included it with the skin because it comes with Microsoft Office rather than being native to Windows.
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rpitera Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Awesome!  That fixed it for me.  For anyone else that needs it, I found it here:

www.wfonts.com/font/wingdings-…

Thanks again for your help, Mordasius!
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Sequito-Equitis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
Another solid widget that's 95% of what I'm looking for.  I can't understand why it was not near the top of the queue when I searched for readers.

Another example that I will probably try to finesse into Rabra's Yosemite bar, with a good bit of help from your posts on Rainmeter forums as well as BlackThorne87's reader for a second exemplar.

Not tonight, though!
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jlar0che Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
I'm wondering if there is a way to get more than 5 feeds?
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
I've answered showing how to get more than five feeds on the rainmeter forum -> rainmeter.net/forum/viewtopic.…
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shftd Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Been searching for feed readers for half an hour now, all previous didn't work, this one finally does. Fav'd.
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thanks.  I don't know if you already looked, but you'll find a bundle of other feedreaders in the Rainmeter Galleries.
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gasto Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Thank you very much for the update :)
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gasto Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Really nice reader Mordasius. 
Just one question, is there any way to have a custom feed title for each feed?

Thanks
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Download the latest version to get an option to add custom titles by clicking on the icon in the bottom-right :-)
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Do you mean that instead of the actual feed title "BBC-News Home", the title bar would display a custom title like "News from the BBC" ?
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gasto Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Exactly.
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tyilmazdogan Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
working good, thx
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WwGallery Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Super Skin but the problem is that in Poland rss feeds in 98% look like this:

[link]
[link]
[link]

Is it possible to open it with the tip of xml feeds?
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:iconmordasius:
Mordasius Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Done. I've updated the script to handle feeds like those you listed.
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Xiony Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I speak quickly just a RSS ^^
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
This will read most (but probably not all) RSS and Atom feeds....
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Xiony Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Thx !!
I did not know in the forums, really nice!
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waldensamkeit Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
This is fantastic, thank you very very much, I tried to do something similar (adding a few more feeds) to the Universal Feed Reader but I just have been away too long. I just wish it was a few points bigger. I suppose it wouldn't be too hard to go in and stretch out the backgrounds and increase the font myself though. Anyway, I rant... Thank you very much for this!
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I've just uploaded a modified version with settings for the panel width and font sizes up front in the [Variables] section. These should make it easy for you to make the whole thing 'a few points bigger'.
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NottHraezla Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Except when one makes the skin title ("BBC News - Home" in the pic above) the bottom of it cuts off. Even when the orange line is removed. Have a solution to that?
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