How to add an RSS feed to the Windows Vista Sidebar

by Ross McKillop on February 6, 2007

Windows

This brief tutorial will guide you in adding RSS feeds to the Windows Vista Sidebar.

  1. Start by opening Internet Explorer. Visit the web site of the RSS feed you want to display in your Sidebar, and click on the orange RSS button

  2. Select Subscribe to this feed
  3. Give the feed a Name and if you’d like, create it in a new folder. When you’re ready, click Subscribe
  4. Back in the Sidebar, move your mouse cursor over the RSS gadget, and click the (very small) Tool icon in the upper right corner (see image below).
  5. The feed you just subscribed to in Internet Explorer will now be available in the list of feeds to display. Select it, and then click OK.
  6. And now the RSS gadget will display the feed.
  • Dr JRal

    Thanks, this was very helpful.

  • http://www.everythingulster.com/ beano

    Seems ridiculous to have to open IE to add feeds instead of just right-clicking on the gadget. Why should I have to go in and dig out IE to change the headlines from the MSN ones?

    FireFox is my browser and bullshit like this just makes me determined to resist MS’s attempts to change that.

  • regz

    thanks.. it’s really helps me with my sidebar

  • Juggy

    “Seems ridiculous to have to open IE to add feeds instead of just right-clicking on the gadget. Why should I have to go in and dig out IE to change the headlines from the MSN ones?

    FireFox is my browser and bullshit like this just makes me determined to resist MS’s attempts to change that.”

    I agree completely. I found this tool that allows you to add feeds through firefox in one click. It works great.

    http://www.netcrucible.com/blog/2007/01/25/firefox-and-vista-rss-platform/

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  • Dan

    Thanks a lot, really helpful

  • http://www.notarealwebsite.com Sean

    thanks for the help

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  • http://www.ay7.org Ay7

    Thanks for help..

  • 4327623

    Damn FF Users, Everytime IE is mentioned some one always has to come in and say how good FF is, Is it really? or is it the 3rd party addons? FF was found to be the most vuln application on win, what happened there? IE8 > FF anyday

  • Tom Servo

    “4327623 05.11.09 at 7:40 pm

    Damn FF Users, Everytime IE is mentioned some one always has to come in and say how good FF is, Is it really? or is it the 3rd party addons? FF was found to be the most vuln application on win, what happened there? IE8 > FF anyday”

    How much did Microsoft pay you to say that? Or did they brainwash you? Or do you just believe everything you read?

    Why do you think someone mentions FF “every time” IE is mentioned? Could it just possibly be because it IS better and people who understand PC technology realise this? If you’re going to argue in favour of something, try doing it in such a way that doesn’t automatically render your argument wrong! Or actually read what you have written and realise what you are saying.

  • http://bagriding.idiomad.com/ Ceriko

    Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for :)

  • MikeUK

    Hi – great explanation how to change the feed. Some of us, unlike the Beano guy, prefer our local news instead of Microsoft US global news. (That was a joke, Beano, global, geddit?)

  • http://www.wiifuse.com SWBJr

    But how might one do it with Firefox rather than IE?

  • Liam Tetley

    Brilliant and Eay didnt even take 5 minutes thanks alot

  • Tayo

    The post assisted me to solve a nagging issue

  • http://www.northsidecomputers.com.au Lisa

    Fantastic solution – thanks for taking the time.

  • steve

    wonderfull explanation.solve it in no time in windows 7!!!for someone asking i tried with chrome but finally did it with internet explorer.another utility of ie exept from download other browsers :)

  • Michael LivingInfo

    And how, when the page or site doesn’t show “Subscribe to this feed”?