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I'm searching for a feed reader:

  • Windows
  • No new items → default icon
  • New items → special icon
  • Can access password-protected websites

I don't want to be interrupted, I just want to see in a moment if there are new revisions in the repository. Something like Feed Notifier, but with changing icons.

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There are two notification protocols/programs which may have plugins, programs or extensions which will serve your purposes. Both of these provide non-intrusive configurable pop up messages.

Snarl

Growl for Windows

Apologies if Windows suggestions aren't appropriate, I've assumed that you are looking for Windows tools.

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See if 'Snarfer' or 'RSS Bandit' serves the purpose. These work for RSS and also look similar to Outlook. Both these apps are meant for Windows.

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