Tutorial 4: Use NewsMenu
This short tutorial shows you how to use NewsMenu, a Windows system tray icon menu, to quickly check headlines and read articles.
NewsDesk is great for reading the latest headlines, but there may be times when you simply want to take a few seconds to see what's happening out there. NewsMenu is just what you need. With NewsMenu, you quickly browse headlines from a convenient system tray icon. NewsMenu stays out of the way until you need it.
Turn NewsMenu On
NewsMenu isn't enabled by default, so let's go ahead and turn it on. Edit your NewsDesk options.
Select the NewsMenu tab. To turn NewsMenu on, select Show NewsMenu when NewsDesk is minimized.
Press OK to save your changes. If you kept the other NewsMenu defaults, NewsMenu will display the age of each headline and will only display headlines published in the last four hours.
Now minimize the NewsDesk window. NewsMenu displays a balloon message in the system tray to tell you that it is active.
Now your desktop is free for other work, and NewsMenu is just one right-click away.
To read an article, simply select a headline with your mouse. NewsMenu will open the article in your default Internet browser. When you select a headline, NewsMenu marks that headline as read. By default, NewsMenu does not display headlines that you have read, so the next time you open NewsMenu, the headline will not appear.
To mark an entire channel as read, use the Mark all read menu.
Return to NewsDesk
To return to NewsDesk, select the NewsDesk menu.