From the Main Window, clicking the mouse on any newsgroup will allow you to perform selection operations on various newsgroups. Once you have made all of your selections, you can use the Group Menu to perform a variety of operations on the selected groups.
Mouse Left Mark/Unmark an Newsgroup for selection Drag Mouse Left Mark/Unmark multiple groups Mouse Double-Click Left Fetch Newsgroup headers from Server for viewing Mouse Middle None Drag Mouse Middle None Shift Mouse Left Same as Mouse Middle Mouse Right Reserved for future popup newsgroup menu Mouse Double-Click Right NoneNote:
You can alter the default behavior of the mouse in the Newsgroups window via the Use Shift/Control Option under the Configure Article Options Menu. The default behavior of the mouse allows you to click on groups individually and groups will stay selected. With Multi-Select enabled, a Mouse Left click on any group highlights that group and turns off all others. After the first click, a Shift Mouse Left Click will highlight ALL intervening groups between the 1st click and your current mouse location. This is a fast way to select multiple groups but it can make it more difficult to select a small number of groups.
From the Main Window, certain keys can be used to quickly access some of WinVN's windows and menus. WinVN attempts to follow Microsoft Windows keynaming conventions whenever possible. Every menu option in WinVN has one underlined letter in its descriptive text. Pressing the ALT key and this underlined letter will perform the same action as clicking on that item with the mouse. The following table contains an additional list of keys available from WinVN's main window:
F1 Help F3 Find Next F6 Switch between Windows Pg Dn Scroll Newsgroup List Down one Page Pg Up Scroll Newsgroup List Up one Page Up Arrow Scroll Newsgroup List Up one Line Down Arrow Scroll Newsgroup List Down one Line Alt F4 Exit Ctrl L Post a New Article Ctrl 0 Compose a Mail Message Ctrl F Find a Newsgroup