Video:How to Use the RSS Gadget in Vistawith Don Schechter
Organize your RSS feeds with the helpful RSS gadget in Microsoft Vista. Watch how to install it, adjust the settings, and read feeds.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Use the RSS Gadget in VistaHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today I will show you how to use the RSS gadget.
The RSS gadget is one of many gadgets that can be applied to your Windows Vista sidebar. It can show you the RSS feeds from your Web browser.
Search for Windows SidebarIf your Windows Sidebar is not open already, go to your start menu. Type 'windows sidebar' in the search box at the bottom of the start menu. Then double click on 'Windows Sidebar.' It should open up on the right side of your desktop screen.
Move your mouse to the right side of your screen, and you will see the outline of the sidebar appear. If you don't have any gadgets on your sidebar, it will be empty like mine.
Add the RSS GadgetRight click on the sidebar, and click on 'Add Gadgets' from your pull down menu. You can also click on the '+' button on from the tool bar.
A window will appear where you will able to choose which gadget you want. Double click on 'Feed Headlines.'
You will see the gadget in your sidebar. A list of your news feeds will appear.
Adjust the RSS Gadget SettingsTo scroll up and down, click the arrows at the bottom of the gadget. You can also click and drag the gadget to your desktop and out of the sidebar.
To adjust your RSS gadget settings, click on the wrench. You can choose which feeds to display and how many feeds will show up in your gadget.
For example, I will allow all feeds to show up. You can choose to only have news feeds from a news Web site appear by clicking on the MSNBC news option. Click 'OK' when you are done.
Read a News FeedTo read a news feed, click on the feed in the list. A small window will appear with a brief description of the story and a picture.
Click on the picture to read the full story in your Web browser. If there is no picture, there is no expanded story to read.
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