Simple Stock Monitor
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Simple Stock Monitor

Updated Mar 11, 2005 by _Martin_


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Cosmo-alpha
Comment #1 Saturday, March 06, 2004 3:22 PM
Martin, Really like this widget!! However, when I try to use it my Norton anti-virus goes crazy with "malicious script detected" warnings. I'm sure this is a quirk with Norton, not the widget. Any ideas what causes this?? I'd like to use it, but with all the bad stuff on the web, I don't dare turn off the Norton. (
_Martin_
Comment #2 Saturday, March 06, 2004 3:55 PM
The only thing this does that could concern Norton is reading and writing to the registry to store the company so it is retained next time you use the Widget.
Rajii
Comment #3 Wednesday, August 18, 2004 7:26 AM
Am I right in thinking that this only works for the US? Any chance of re-working it to use UK stocks?
Thaanx
Comment #4 Wednesday, September 01, 2004 10:55 AM
This is a great little widget, but there is one little problem. When I click on the graph, the title of the graph is for the selected stock, but the graph is of the first stock in the list.

_Martin_
Comment #5 Thursday, September 02, 2004 3:12 AM
This was fixed - depends when you downloaded. Give it another whirl.
Thaanx
Comment #6 Friday, September 03, 2004 9:18 AM
I re-downloaded it, problem not fixed
kakulo
Comment #7 Tuesday, September 14, 2004 1:36 PM
Good
Kevin_C
Comment #8 Tuesday, September 14, 2004 2:26 PM
Any chance we can get a modification that will allow us to add more stocks to the list?
Slyak
Comment #9 Thursday, September 23, 2004 4:03 PM
I got the same results as Thaanx, same graph for each stock. Other than that minor issue, works great!
alexhoang
Comment #10 Friday, October 01, 2004 2:24 AM
is there any chance to mornitor other things such as gas or crude oil price? Thanks
Geoff_Beef
Comment #11 Tuesday, October 26, 2004 6:16 AM
I have downloaded ths great widget and still have the same problem with it dsplaying the same graph regardless of the stock that i click on. does anyone have a solution or later version i ca download that fixes this please?

many thanks.
_Martin_
Comment #12 Thursday, October 28, 2004 6:40 AM
OK, this is now (once and for all fixed). Not sure what was going wrong with the upload.

As for gas prices etc, if you can advise me where these are on Yahoo then I can fix them.
_Martin_
Comment #13 Thursday, October 28, 2004 6:47 AM
UK stocks work - check out Aviva. Just place an "L." prefix before the stock.

Not likely to allow more to be added as I don't have the time presently. Anyone else is welcome to modify this object though.
Santa Claus II
Comment #14 Friday, December 31, 2004 12:23 PM
Hi Martin

Sorry I don't have your e-mail, or I would have sent this via e-mail. I have a ? for you - I'm using your simple stock monitor, and I'm not sure why I'm getting this internet explorer script error (I have a screenshot of the windows error box should you want to see it), but here's the info

line 2
char 9
error invalid character
code 0
url http://finance.yahoo.com/q/cq?d=v1&s=MSFT+BPUR+HOFF+SIRI+ORCL+INTC&rnd=0.6674575

I click 'Yes' to keep running scripts, then I get the error once again

line 2
char 9
error invalid character
code 0
url http://finance.yahoo.com/q/cq?d=v1&s=MSFT+BPUR+HOFF+SIRI+ORCL+INTC&rnd=0.6674575

I click 'Yes' again, and then it updates the stocks...

So it works, per se, but, I don't want to have to click yes twice every 15 mins, ya know? lol The funny thing is, it DOES update the stock
Santa Claus II
Comment #15 Friday, December 31, 2004 12:26 PM
by the way Martin, I posted this on your user page as well, wasn't sure where you might read it first. I failed to mention I AM running the latest Desktop X. My e-mail, if necessary Email

Thanks m8
josejoa
Comment #16 Saturday, February 19, 2005 12:48 AM
There are bugs in this object, damn because is a great job in other way
utilityguy2
Comment #17 Sunday, February 20, 2005 5:25 PM
Would really be nice if it worked properly. It doesn't update properly. says it is updating constantly, even after manual update. Does work correctly sometimes. Second symbol box has overwritten words no matter what I change it to. Charts don't change correctly unless you update or start it again. Otherwise, It's great!
davwil
Comment #18 Monday, March 14, 2005 1:59 PM
Excellent thanks for fixing this object!

Cheers David
laurentfr
Comment #19 Wednesday, March 16, 2005 12:32 PM
martin, this widget works properly. thanks.

I may be wrong, but does this widget share some code with your currency converter widget ??

because this one does update correctly, whereas the currency converter is stuck in "updating" forever.
_Martin_
Comment #20 Monday, March 21, 2005 3:27 AM
Possibly - I think yahoo changes their format - I'll look at tweaking it

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