Newspaper Style Blue Vista. I'm afraid that it is gone for good. I saw other posts from users who upgraded asking about it in the new FeedDemon Google Group and Nick said that he didn't include it in 4.0. So I'd have to get used to a different reading style. Certainly not a deal killer but I wish I could see some of the remaining styles in 4.0 before upgrading.
Also, I really want to see why I lost all my feeds in 3.1 before upgrading! When I opened it about two weeks ago it had a lot of old posts in the DB so I used the clean-up wizard and all disappeared. The subscriptions are all still in there but no articles at all. It should be able to easily re-sync with Google Reader and get the latest articles but it isn't. I made sure that my Google Reader username and password are correct - they are - and that I can log in to Google Reader OK - I can. But FeedDemon can't log in to Google Reader. Nick asked me to go to View>Reports>FeedDemon Event Log and send the log to him but that menu item doesn’t exist in FD 3.1; only in 4.x. I did manage to locate the FD log but it is in some non-human-readable language. I got it converted to a format where I could read most of it and saw that FD was getting a 403 error for every feed and a 400 error for the main Google Reader log-in itself. Basically FeedDemon is not able to log in to my Google Reader account. Like I said, log-in credentials in FeedDemon are correct so it should be able to log in. But it can't apparently. Nick had me delete some registry keys, uninstall and reinstall FD - no dice. He asked if I was banned from logging into Google Reader but I use my Google account daily without problems and I can log into Google Reader and see all my feeds just fine. Finally after my last post I just stopped getting any more replies from Nick. I'm guessing that he doesn’t really know what is wrong at this point and so moved on to other issues there.
I imagine that 4.0 might magically start working if I upgrade but I would really like to find out what the problem is before I pay for the upgrade. I mean, if it is something stupid like another developer pulled on me - suggesting to me that his app doesn’t always work well on Windows 7 if you have an Nvidia graphics card, so tough poop! - then I don’t want to upgrade! Not unreasonable of me, methinks!?