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Old 04-28-2006, 08:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Piconews works pretty good

Hey pengrus,

I'm using Pico as well and it works pretty good. There is one buggy thing I've noticed about it, though. Your feed headlines will auto-scroll, allowing you to see the entire headline. I've noticed that sometimes when I open the full article (Pico opens a browser session and goes to the site hosting the full article), if I alt-tab back to Pico with the browser still open sometimes the headlines will stop auto-scrolling. The only solution the software vendor has is to remove the batt & reinsert. Auto-scroll is turned back on. It's a bit of a pain, but it's a free app and works well otherwise.

It has a bunch of canned feeds but you can add your own. You can control:
  • The order in which the feeds are displayed
  • The number of items displayed per feed
  • How feeds are purged
  • Poll frequency
There are other settings you can tweak, as well.

Hope this helps.