Re: Windows Newsreaders (was Re: Web-based forum test)
nobody at spamcop.net
Wed Jan 21 01:24:42 EST 2004
Jeff G. wrote:
> Cat <nobody at spamcop.net> organized electrons in article
> news:bul6it$fte$1 at news.spamcop.net that appeared as follows:
>>Jeff G. wrote:
>>>Cat <nobody at spamcop.net> organized electrons in article
>>>news:bul4j6$9t3$1 at news.spamcop.net that appeared as follows:
>>>Heh, OE with OE-Quotefix does this automatic marking just fine.
>>I'm considering whether I want to make the
>>jump to Xnews, but I tend to be a creature of habit with some computer
> I thought about it. The big stumbling blocks at this time are:
> 1. I can't figure out how to move read vs. unread from OE to Xnews, and I've
> got a lot of both in this group.
I just went through all that fun when I set up the new computer
recently. I managed to match read vs. unread in one newsgroup between
the two computers, then I just went through the other groups looking for
any replies to my own posts or other relevant stuff and skimmed over a
whole bunch of stuff after marking everything read before a certain date.
> 2. Posts can only be copied to one email address. That means I can't copy
> myself unless I stop sending email copies to people who post from the web
That's definitely not good.
> Perhaps I'll just go to Xnews one group at a time, and leave spamcop.help in
>>I even changed the appearance on the new computer from the
>>regular WinXP appearance to the classic Windows appearance because I
>>liked it a lot better instead of that over-bubbly WinXP appearance and
>>just couldn't bring myself to get used to that appearance.
> I did the same. I haven't heard "over-bubbly" before. XP's default UI
> falls so short in the truth:beauty ratio it isn't funny, especially with the
> extra columns in IE and OE on screens with <1 Megapixels.
Hehe, over-bubbly was really the best way I could think to describe it.
The default WinXP appearance is just plain ugly, so I switched to
classic. I also had to adjust the brightness since the what background
of newsgroup posts and some web sites were a bit too bright on my new
LCD computer screen. Now it looks much better.
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