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Get sound alerts for RSS feeds in Windows XP


If you're always on the lookout for new RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds, you probably look to see if the new Web site you're browsing features a feed. To make this easier, you can configure Internet Explorer 7 to automatically alert you that the page you're currently visiting has an RSS feed. Here's how:

  1. Launch Internet Explorer 7.
  2. Press [Alt] to bring up the standard menu, then pull down the Tools menu and select the Internet Options command.
  3. When you see the Internet Options dialog box, select the Content tab.
  4. Locate the Feeds section and click the Settings button.
  5. When you see the Feed Settings dialog box, select the Play A Sound When A Feed Is Found For A Webpage checkbox.
  6. Click OK twice -- once to close the Feed Settings dialog box and once to close the Internet Options window.

Now, each time that Internet Explorer 7 locates an RSS feed on a page, it will play a designated sound.

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Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.

2 comments
iamschatz
iamschatz

Why are we downloading enything that has been reported as being SPAM, or even just having the connection to possible Spam? Who really needs this anyway?

quark
quark

But I NEVER Internet Explorer. Now what?

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