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Add macosxhints to PluckyX news grabber Apps
Over on the macosxhints' forum site, someone asked about getting macosxhints' headlines with PluckyX, another desktop-based website headline grabber.

I'd never heard of PluckyX, so I downloaded it tonight to have a look. It's a pretty cool little program, and adding macosxhints support is actually quite easy. Here's how...

When PluckyX starts up, click the Sources button. In the dialog box that opens, type in a name (macosxhints.com), and enter this for the URL:

http://www.macosxhints.com/backend/geeklog.rdf

This is a special file that is updated each time new stories are added to the site. Leave the 'RegEx' and 'Fields' fields empty, then select 'RSS/RDF' from the 'Sources' field. You'll get a message about how PluckyX handles these file types automatically. Hit the 'Add' button and you're done.

In the main window again, hit 'Refetch' and you should see the latest macosxhints' headlines. PluckyX is $15 shareware, but I don't know much about it. I've used it just long enough to figure out this hint.
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It worked
Authored by: TeeGate on Mar 03, '02 11:37:23AM

I gave it a try and it worked. I will have to see if I like it.

Guy



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A free alternative
Authored by: thinkyhead on Mar 05, '02 09:33:49PM
Don't forget about the freeware SlashDock that accomplishes the same thing by putting headlines into its dock icon's popup menu. The latest version allows you to add any sites you want, and it comes preconfigured for MacOSXHints.

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