Things you may not know about NetNewsWire 3.1 (part four: misc.)
Cancel refresh session
Cmd-. period cancels a refresh session.
See what’s going on: choose Window > Activity.
Tell Downloads window not to open
If you don’t want the Downloads window to open automatically: open Preferences, click on Downloading, click on Downloads Folder, then uncheck the box next to Open Downloads window when a download begins.
Return to News Items after closing a tab
If you want to always return to News Items after closing a tab (instead of going to the next tab in the list), you can. Preferences, Browsing, Behavior—check the box next to After closing a tab, return to news items.
You can customize the toolbar
Choose View > Customize Toolbar. I expect you to customize the toolbar—it’s set up for brand-new users. After a little while you’re not a brand-new user anymore. ;)
New NetNewsWire tips, styles, and scripts
There’s a Help book
People often forget that apps usually come with a Help book. See Help > NetNewsWire Help.
You can share a clippings folder as a feed
It’s easy. See the howto.
Styles menu is hide-able
If you’ve picked a style and don’t plan to change it any time, you can hide the styles popup menu: choose View > Hide Styles Menu. Fewer widgets is good. ;)
App updates checking
You can tell NetNewsWire to automatically check for updates: Preferences, General. Check the box next to Software Updates: Check once a day.
You can check manually at any time: NetNewsWire > Check for Updates...
You can undo closing a tab
If you accidentally close a tab you didn’t mean to close, you can Undo it. That tab will be reloaded.
You can empty the web cache
NetNewsWire has a web cache—just like Safari and other browsers—and you can empty it. Choose NetNewsWire > Empty Web Cache... (This is especially a good idea after a crash.)
You can provide feedback at any time
Choose NetNewsWire > Provide NetNewsWire Feedback. A web page opens where you can enter your feedback.
Sync news items status command
If you use NewsGator syncing, and for some reason you think news items status (read/unread/flagged status) is out-of-sync, choose File > Sync News Items Status.
The developer is on Twitter
And he sometimes mentions what he’s working on. ;)