Re: A few basic questions on Xnews
- From: ms <ms@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 29 Dec 2008 18:56:23 GMT
Mike Dee <mikedee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
ms <ms@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in news:6rfdjiF1g48kU1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:First, sorry for the delay in responding. And thanks for the help.
Mike Dee <mikedee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
ms <ms@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Nil <rednoise@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 23 Dec 2008, ms <ms@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
How to again start with the desktop shortcut and go directly
to my Server screen?
If, by "Server Screen" you mean the Groups Window, where all
your subscribed newsgroups for a particular news server are
listed, go to Special | Setup Xnews. Click just to the left of
whichever server you want to be your default server - a red
ball will appear there. From now on, Xnews should start up with
this server and retrieve the current article counts.
A better way to phrase my question was: How to go directly to
the server screen listing all my newsgroups?
I don't think that is it. I went to Setup Xnews, the red ball is
*already* on my server, so the issue in my OP remains.
Setting the "red ball" position *never* works for me either. It
is always the last opened server that comes to the fore, despite
"red ball" positioning, in my Xnews.
If you have more than one server, you can have several servers
open at once in Xnews each time you launch the program. Servers
(and groups)that you have open are always listed in the form of
buttons at the bottom left corner of the Xnews main window.
If there is a particular server window that you want to see open
first when you launch Xnews (and it isn't immediately front
most), look for it's name in the list of buttons at the bottom of
the window. If it is there, click it to bring it's window to the
front. Then close it "Alt-F4". Next, click onto "Server" menu and
choose it's name for the pull down loist in this menu, to open it
again. The server you want will now be in the front most position
and the next time you launch Xnews it will be in the correct
position for you.
Hello Mike, good to see you here again, as I've been away from
here for at least 6 months.
At age 76, no surprise if I messed up on your advice, but here is
Nice to see your posts too, Mike.
76 is not too old. My dad-inlaw is 82 and I've been his computer help-
desk for the past 5 or so years (poor guy). Best thing is, we're still
good pals ;-)
From your above, I saw the listing of buttons at the bottom:
outbox, ms (my newsgroups), ms.public.dotnet, mp.win 2000.general
(the last ng I just looked at), m.software.readers
Is "ms" the name you gave to your usual server, in Xnews setup? The
other names there appear to be group names and the outbox.
The first blank screen I see is the Outbox (label in taskbar), click on
Server, my screen "ms" opens, listing all my subscribed newsgroups.
I clicked on the ms button, Alt/F4 closed Xnews. Then selected
desktop icon, Xnews opens once again to the "Do you want to
download all newsgroups?". And of course, I really want to go back
to before, Xnews opens directly to the ms screen.
Yes. I would like you to close the "blank screen" that you get after
you cancel the "Do you want to download all newsgroups?" message when
launching Xnews, not the "ms" screen (which I'm assuming is the screen
you want to see at start up).
With the blank screen closed and "ms"Can't happen. I before opened Xnews in the ms screen, now it opens in the
still open, Quit Xnews then launch it again. See if the problem re-
Outbox screen *then* I can open the ms screen.
I believe it is the Outbox, name of the button.Also, What is the name of the first default blank screen with
Server in the toolbar?
Look at the button names at the bottom of the main Xnews window. If the
blank screen is front-most, it's name should be on the only button that
appears "pushed down" or "depressed", all other buttons would appear
"raised" (waiting to be clicked).
That is my ms screen.What is the name of the screen that I then get when I select "ms"
from the pulldown menu. The resulting screen lists all my
Again, this should be visible on one of the button names at the bottom
of the Xnews main window. Any button that appear to to be in a "pushed
down" or "depressed" state should be the one that corresponds to the
front-most window that you can see, in Xnews.
Any name that you have given to a server when initially setting it upYes, it does appear there.
in Xnews, will appear in the menu list under "Server" in the top left
corner of the Xnews window, you can also go "Special" menu, "Setup
Xnews" submenu and look at the same names (getting full info on them)
listed under the "Server" tab in the setup dialog.
BTW, thank for your data on the Open Special screen, that helped.
HTH Mike and don't eat too much ;-)It seems one of the secrets to long life is only eat healthy, practically
Sorry again for the long delay, everything's slower for me.
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