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5 Things you don’t know about netvibes


1 Red dot at the top center of netvibes: Have you ever noticed a red dot on the middle of the header of your netvibes page ? Maybe you just thought it was annoying, at least until you discovered what it is for ! If you look at your good ol’ computer, you’ll notice a led (perhaps orange or red) light when your computer is ‘thinking’ or storing data on the hard-drive. Well, it’s almost the same on netvibes. When this little dot light is on, it means that data is being sent and stored in our database. So don’t quit your netvibes when you see this dot ;)

2 Drag & drop from the sidebar: So you’re beginning to use netvibes very fast now. But did you know that you can gain even more time adding a module from the sidebar ? By simply dragging and dropping the module directly from the sidebar, without having to look at the preview is much easier and faster.

3 Drag&drop from Myspace and Latest module modules: Drag & Drop from the sidebar isn’t enough for you ? There are 2 modules that have the same ability that will help you adding more and more content to your page.
The first, is the Ecosystem module. If you click once on a module in the list, you’ll be sent to the module page on our ecosystem. But if you drag the module, you’ll be able to drop it somewhere and test it to know if you like it or not.
The second one is the Myspace module. When you find a interesting comment, you can add its author’s myspace to your page by dragging and dropping the comment outside the module. It will create a new myspace module configured to display this user’s myspace.

4 Pressing shift key when deleting a tab move all the modules into the previous tab: Your netvibes is overloaded and you want to delete a tab. Fine. Deleting the tab will also delete all modules on it. But this time, you just wanted to delete it but keep the module on another tab. How boring is it to move all modules one by one… until you know the trick. Press shift while deleting a tab, and all modules on you’ll find again all your modules on the previous tab.

5 New fonts into the webnote: Have you noticed a small update we made in the webnote module ? You can now increase the font size and change the font family. And yes, there are some monospace fonts.

For more tips, ideas, knowledge and ‘howtos’ and ‘hownotos’, take a look at our new FAQ at http://faq.netvibes.com/

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40 Responses to “5 Things you don’t know about netvibes”

  1. #1 | gerione | March 28th, 2007 at 21:10

    Nice things to know, especially number 3 and 4.
    Thx for netvibes.

    whatisthispageabout.at.tt…

  2. #2 | pile0nades | March 28th, 2007 at 22:09

    And if you still don’t like the red dot, you can use userstyles.org/style/show… to remove it.

  3. #3 | egon | March 28th, 2007 at 22:11

    I’ll have to wait until the shock from Coliander wears off before I let this stuff sink in.

  4. #4 | Haf | March 29th, 2007 at 00:12

    I was always wondering what this dot is for. :)

  5. #5 | Chris | March 29th, 2007 at 00:22

    Thanks, I hope that you will provide more tips in the future…

  6. #6 | pto | March 29th, 2007 at 06:20

    I can’t see the font and font size settings. Why?

  7. #7 | phoenixrising | March 29th, 2007 at 07:57

    Great tips!

    And I always wondered about the red dot!… now i know i think it’s cool..

  8. #8 | m13 | March 29th, 2007 at 12:43

    I recommended netvibes to everyone I know and they are more than satisfied :)

    and…
    finally! now I know what the red dot is!!!!
    :D

  9. #9 | dotone | March 29th, 2007 at 12:56

    I love the red dot chill pepper :P

  10. #10 | Netviber | March 29th, 2007 at 15:07

    Hi,
    the FAQ is almost perfect.

    Any idea how to Print my Netvibes pages?
    I have tried to place a single Module in a tab, but Netvibes presents all my Tabs (with icons) in a vertical list at the to of my module. (No very nice)

    At the moment, I do a Copy/Paste in my NotePad but I loose some time…

  11. #11 | nuflux | March 29th, 2007 at 18:16

    BTW, some change that was made in netvibes between yesterday and today is crashing Safari.

    The modules all load and then Safari crashes every time.

  12. #12 | Stu | March 29th, 2007 at 22:32

    Nice to see some fans of Warp Records…

  13. #13 | François | March 30th, 2007 at 10:57

    nuflux > Can you send us a feedback on http://www.netvibes.com/static.p... and we will see together how to fix this problem.

  14. #14 | Charles | March 30th, 2007 at 11:33

    Excellent effort with the FAQ. Comprehensive, concise and good grammar. Your website will be highly recommended.

  15. #15 | awahid | March 30th, 2007 at 12:33

    I knew those, except for the red DOT Kool

  16. #16 | Lahara | March 30th, 2007 at 14:29

    Well organised and user friendly. Thoroughly enjoying the product and it’s reassuring to know that should I encounter any hiccups, I can refer to your resourceful FAQ. Very impressed!!!

  17. #17 | Bruno | March 30th, 2007 at 22:30

    HEhehe. Red Hot Chilli Peppers is good!

    I though it was a Firefox problem.

  18. #18 | dodko | April 1st, 2007 at 11:23

    Wouldn’t it be nice if rss feed windows wouldn’t resize everytime I clicked next or back? I hate moving my mouse up and down while reading the miniview. And also, why does netvibes remember which page I was on when I left? It’s kinda annoying to click back 5 times just to read the new stuff.

  19. #19 | Ramenos | April 2nd, 2007 at 10:18

    Thanks for these tips :)

  20. #20 | Markus Hübner | April 5th, 2007 at 08:56

    I really wondered what the red dot is about :)

  21. #21 | Branchen | April 5th, 2007 at 12:43

    Netvibes is really a tricky Site!

  22. #22 | oyun | April 7th, 2007 at 02:18

    Thanks for these tips :)

  23. #23 | fhuber | April 8th, 2007 at 00:59

    And: The easterbunny can visit you!
    it just did here! really :)

    But it looked a little bit like max from sam&max :)

  24. #24 | wouaren | April 8th, 2007 at 13:15

    Yes we can also move the bunny and he run onto our tabs etc … funny !

  25. #25 | Edi | April 8th, 2007 at 14:16

    thanks for that eater bunny "Netvibes"
    made me smile anyway
    after having a bad day

  26. #26 | Docgalaad | April 8th, 2007 at 21:25

    Lol i finally read this at last.
    I spent 10 minutes to figure out from where this bunny comes from.
    I looked into the DOM and the javascript sources.
    I was afraid having caught a potential web virus.

    Until i found the egg class.

    http://www.netvibes.com/img/egg/max/left.gif
    http://www.netvibes.com/img/egg/max/right.gif
    http://www.netvibes.com/img/egg/max/falling.gif

  27. #27 | youknow | April 8th, 2007 at 23:08

    you scared the hell out of me with that rabbit. For a moment I thought it was one of those old-style virus…

  28. #28 | al | April 15th, 2007 at 10:46

    Netvibes is really a tricky Site!

  29. #29 | Clayton | April 16th, 2007 at 23:33

    how about an option for alternating row colors on the feeds

  30. #30 | Schwimmbecken | May 4th, 2007 at 14:30

    I’d love to see more visual customizing options.

  31. #31 | digitale signatur | May 7th, 2007 at 16:10

    We love Netvibes and look forward to more exciting features.

  32. #32 | diyet kilo vermek | May 11th, 2007 at 00:49

    i really like it.

  33. #33 | Sakimichi | May 29th, 2007 at 07:33

    I know #1 , 2 and five.
    So that makes 2 things i didn’t know about netvibes :P

  34. #34 | fal_ | June 1st, 2007 at 10:14

    Netvibes is so much better than bloglines!

  35. #35 | sevgiliye mektuplar | July 29th, 2007 at 17:06

    I’d love to see more visual customizing options.

  36. #36 | Tv izle | July 29th, 2007 at 19:57

    Wouldn’t it be nice if rss feed windows wouldn’t resize everytime I clicked next or back? I hate moving my mouse up and down while reading the miniview. And also, why does netvibes remember which page I was on when I left? It’s kinda annoying to click back 5 times just to read the new stuff.

  37. #37 | Beşiktaş | July 30th, 2007 at 15:09

    BTW, some change that was made in netvibes between yesterday and today is crashing Safari.

    The modules all load and then Safari crashes every time.

  38. #38 | CSSTurk | July 30th, 2007 at 16:27

    Hello Tariq.
    When create our Netvibes Themes?
    We waiting Netvibes Theme Creator.

  39. #39 | Sağlık Bilgileri | July 30th, 2007 at 21:21

    Netvibes wonderful web site. Very good tips and very good page
    Congrulations you

    Thank you man

  40. #40 | seks | July 30th, 2007 at 21:32

    I have tried to place a single Module in a tab, but Netvibes presents all my Tabs (with icons) in a vertical list at the to of my module. (No very nice)

    At the moment, I do a Copy/Paste in my NotePad but I loose some time…
    —————

    Yes its ture.