Having trouble creating an RSS-based screensaver for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MK25toLife, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. MK25toLife macrumors regular

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    #1
    I've managed to build an XML powered screensaver using InstantStorm (for Windows), but because (I think) it reads the XML when it compiles the screensaver, whenever I edit the XML, it doesn't edit it in the screensaver.

    Is there a way around this? I'm trying to create something similar to the RSS screensaver in OSX. I want the RSS-feeds to update in real-time but it doesn't and I have no idea why.

    Could someone point in the right direction for a screensaver program for Mac and tell me what I'm doing wrong?
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    #2
    Why reinvent the wheel?

    System Prefs ->Desktop & Screen Saver. Click "Options" and in the "Feed URL:" enter a URL for the feed you want.
     
  3. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    #3
    Sorry, left out the screen saver info...

    System Prefs ->Desktop & Screen Saver -> Screen Saver tab, Click on RSS Visualizer (on the left). Click "Options" and in the "Feed URL:" enter a URL for the feed you want.
     

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