Question Resurrecting an old RSS Reader app - worth the effort? Possible? ("Snackr")

Big Orange Koi

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Hello,

Bottom line up front: Is it worth the effort to re-install this old, retired app? Any clue on what may prevent me from re-installing? Or better recommendations for a similar RSS ticker/reader?

I am trying to get my favorite old RSS ticker app, Snackr, running on my new Windows 10 x64 based laptop. It had a great look and feel. (screenshot)

Are there any tinkerers around who might help me determine a cause for why the program once opened fails to be visible on my desktop? My Task Manager indicates that the program is running (32 bit), yet it does not appear anywhere.
  • I first downloaded Adobe Air, required for this app, here: Adobe AIR SDK from HARMAN
  • I had trouble finding a fresh copy of Snackr, due to its development/maintenance having been discontinued. I found it on the Internet Archive here: Snackr: an RSS ticker for Windows/Mac/Linux built using Adobe AIR and Flex. (archive.org)
  • I tried compatibility settings for Windows 8 and even XP... where it previously worked for me.
  • I looked into updating IIS for 32 bit by following the instructions here: How to Install 32-Bit Software on 64-bit Windows - Appuals.com . However, I have never really known to adjust any such settings previously.
*Note: I had previously installed and uninstalled this app. It had launched but sent me various error reports e.g. "serious error" etc. After uninstalling, I ran CCleaner, desiring to remove any residual files associated with the previous install. Unknown what the problem is.

Thank you.
 
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