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Viewing web pages in NetNewsWire’s preview pane

Quite by accident, I just figured out a neat new trick in NetNewsWire, which (for the uninitiated) is a fantabulous newsfeed reader for OSX รขโ‚ฌโ€ the best I’ve tried, and I’ve tried every one on the market that I have come across. Bearing in mind that I’m a software junkie, that’s more than a few!

When viewing posts in NetNewsWire’s preview pane, sometimes only the extract is provided and the bulk of the post is on the blog’s web site. Or else the post’s author refers to something on the web page (an ad, for example) that doesn’t appear in the preview. To view the post on the blog’s web site, you can click on the post title in the preview pane, which will take you to the web page in your default brower. Or, upon right-click, NetNewsWire provides the option to open in a new NetNewsWire tab, download the linked file, or copy the link.

But there’s no option to open the web page right there in the preview pane.

Enter Vicki Fumble-Fingers! I accidentally dragged a post title from the News Items list into the preview pane… and whaddaya know… the post’s web page loaded right before my eyes in the preview pane.

Coolios… I’m going to be using this a lot.

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2 Responses to “Viewing web pages in NetNewsWire’s preview pane”

  1. Gary Barber Says:

    Vicki you are a goldmine of software, hints and hidden features. !!

  2. Vicki Says:

    Why thank you Gary. From you, I think that’s a compliment. But I have a feeling that only a fellow softwareholic would think it a good thing! ๐Ÿ˜‰