Jenil Vasani

A TECH STORY TELLER

Open Windows Live Mail in Newsreader Mode

Do you use Windows Live Mail only for reading your newsgroups? If yes I might get slower down a click when it opens in its default mode.
We have an way in opening up newsgroup mode directly but for that Windows7 requires some extra steps to work your local directories to modify the programs that reside on the Windows 7 Taskbar. With windows Vista quick launch toolbar what you can do is right click and access its properties directly. Whereas in Windows 7 that is not available as we are not provided with properties options in menu item.
For that initially you need to unhide the hidden files and folders. Then open the Explorer and search for user data. You will find that data at
C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\Taskbar

In this folder you will find all the programs that are pinned on taskbar. Yes taskbar icons are located on sub-directory of a Quick launch Folder.
Right click on windows live mail shortcut and you will get the context menu that contains a menu item to the shortcuts properties:

Now Left Click on Properties and you will get the shortcuts property dialog.  In the Target box type /news and make sure you have a space between the last quotation mark and the slash character.

Once done click ok to finish. Now if you click on the Windows Live Mail icon on your taskbar it will launch directly in newsreader mode and allow you to access the newsgroups you read directly

It’s a nice access to those shortcut properties directly from the JUMPLIST

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May 12, 2010 - Posted by | Microsoft, Windows 7

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