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"Talking" Headlines

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"Talking" Headlines

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"Talking" Headlines
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:: When news happens, you'll hear it first with "Talking" Headlines! ::
:: Features ::
  • A set of 14 talking RSS skins based on MSSpeak by JSMorley.
  • Includes: ABC News | ARS Technica | BBC News | Buzzfeed | CNN Latest | Computer World | Lifehacker | NASA | NY Times | Rainmeter~DA | Rainmeter~Reddit | Scientific American| UPI News | Wired
  • Displays the latest 9 headlines.
  • When new items happen, the images will appear and the headline will be spoken.
  • Hover over an image to hear about it, left-click an image to read story.
  • Left-click header to hide/show images, double-left-click Title to open main site.
  • Scroll over header to change scale (0.2X ~ 3X), middle-click to reset to 1X.
  • Button to speak the latest 3 items
  • Button to toggle auto-color using Chameleon plugin by sockthefox (~ included) or user colors based on your wallpaper or settings.
  • SysColor plugin by Brian to detect color change(~included)
:: Update 2019.03.24 ::
  • Converted to new Speech plugin from JSMorley
  • Removed MSSpeak.exe
  • Converted to single skin; simplifies adding new feeds
  • See included '@Resources\RSSFeeds' for examples to setup a feed
  • Moved package to my DeviantArt Account
:: Update 2017.10.23 ::
  • Added voice 'Mute' button (Quietly updates)
  • Added tooltips ~ will only display when voice is muted
  • Enlarged buttons and simplified code
  • Removed 15 second delayed auto-hide on change action
  • Modified published speech
:: Update 2017.10.28 ::
  • Along with Boxed, added Horizontal and Vertical Display options to Context Menu
  • Modded Horizontal; Moved title to Left side
  • Change shade angles to match style directions
  • Cleaned up common meters code
Download from my DA site
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Last edited by eclectic-tech on October 28th, 2017, 7:58 pm, edited 7 times in total.
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Re: "Talking" Headlines

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Added missing SysColor plugin by Brian!!

Are you ever going to include this in the installation? :D
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Re: "Talking" Headlines

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:: Update 2017.10.23 ::
  • Added voice 'Mute' button (Quietly updates)
  • Added tooltips ~ will only display when voice is muted
  • Enlarged buttons and simplified code
  • Removed 15 second delayed auto-hide on change action
  • Modified published speech
Attached file in first post updated...
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Re: "Talking" Headlines

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Update V1.2017.10.25
  • Backgrounds now use shapes meters with semi-transparent colors.
  • Modified size and spacing for better appearance and placement.
  • Corrected auto-color action not updating
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Re: "Talking" Headlines

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Updated Talking Headlines with new Horizontal and Vertical Display options via the context menu.
The original 'Boxed' display is still available, but now you have the option to display the news items in columns or rows!

Link in first post updated...

Aside:
Some items may not be compatible with MSSpeak formatting and generate an AutoIt popup error message:
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Just dismiss it, the skin is just not able to process the text received for that item.

Enjoy!
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