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Anyway to pin live news feed to Windows 8.1 desktop(no rss

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Anyway to pin live news feed to Windows 8.1 desktop(no rss

    Hi folks,

    I am looking for a way to pin / widget / tile links to live news feeds something like CNN would post.

    I used to be able to use the sidebar in earlier versions of windows. But since the release of 8.1.. sidebar was not included. I know that there are add-on sidebars useable

    Is there anyway to have a live video link on the desktop that stays active?

    link example: abc News
    Live News Stream | ABC Live Streaming Video - ABC News

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  2. #2

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    Right click the tile and pin to the taskbar.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    thanks for the reply.

    I have the shortcuts on my desktop already. What I am looking for would be a way to put the live video streams in a "rainmeter" (w/o using rainmeter). Windows 7 used to use sidebar that would allow video feeds, but 8.1 has since removed it.

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    what I currently do

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    what im looking to accomplish
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  4. #4

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    >Try MetroSidebar MetroSidebar - The new generation of Windows Sidebar


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    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 502
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

    Win05 has been banned - please ignore any advice or links given
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Anyway to pin live news feed to Windows 8.1 desktop(no rss

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