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RSS Visualizer is blank, just blue clouds
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Aug 14, 2009, 02:17 PM
It won't display any feeds when I activate the screensaver. Why might this be? I can copy the link to the feed and paste it in my browser, viewing the RSS feed just fine that way.

The "Test" button also just reveals the blue clouds swarming around, but no text.

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Aug 14, 2009, 04:38 PM
Is there any chance some app like Little Snitch might be blocking System Preferences?. Sort of this…

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Aug 15, 2009, 12:01 PM
I've noticed this before with certain feeds. Are you using an online feed aggregator by chance, such as Google Reader? If so, creating a bookmark in Safari of said link and using that within the RSS Visualizer seems to have helped.

Another instance I've seen is when the computer is unable to make an outbound Internet connection to get its feeds.
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