pete4fox wrote:The items are flashing by on the line above the Windows Start button.
Roughly 15 news items will download and 200 to > 1000 items will flash
on this line as "...downloading picture...", "...opening page file...", etc.
Aha, I think I know what's going on.
The logs and screenshot you sent look all perfectly normal. If you look in the screenshot you sent me, the messages you're talking about, are they in the grey bit where it says <i>(165 items remaining) Opening page file...</i>?
If so, this is a message from the embedded Internet Explorer browser window. I notice that your vertical scrollbar in the channel window is really small, indicating that you have a lot of items being shown. If the feed items have pictures embedded in them, Awasu will show them inline in the channel's summary page. If you have a lot of feed items showing, there could well be a lot of embedded images and Internet Explorer needs to download them all. This is what you're seeing.
It's all perfectly normal. If you're on dialup, you might want to reduce the number of feed items shown e.g. just the last 50 items or only stuff received in the last 3 days. You can do this in the channel's Properties dialog or globally in the Program Options dialog (in the Display tab) where it will apply to all channels.