One of the first things you notice about Windows Vista is the sidebar. The sidebar has a few default gadgets, one of which can show updates (known as RSS feeds) from most of the websites you visit, including this one. Follow these steps to have update headlines appear on your desktop (more after the jump)
- Visit the website you want to view the headlines from. You can open it in another tab.
- On the Internet Explorer toolbar, towards the right, click the orange button.
- Internet Explorer opens the RSS feed. Near the top of the page, click Subscribe to this feed.
- When prompted, click Subscribe.
Thatâ€™s all you have to do if you want to see this siteâ€™s updates mixed in with other siteâ€™s updates. If you only want to see updates from this site, follow these steps after completing the steps above:
- Now, in your sidebar, right-click the RSS gadget, and then click Options.
- In the Feed Headlines dialog, click Display this feed, and then click Vista Clues.
- Click OK.
Now, whenever I add a post, youâ€™ll see the headline in your sidebar. Click it to open it in your browser. You can also drag the whole gadget away from the sidebar to make it bigger.