FAQs - Channels

Q: How do I use the Channels?
A: The Channel Bar is located on the right-hand side of the NeoPlanet Browser. It displays a number of general categories comprising hundreds of popular sites. To use the channel bar, move your mouse pointer to the category you want and left-click. Above the main window, the web sites bars will display folders and sites.

Q: How do I display/hide channels?
A: Simply click Ctrl+G. This will hide the channel bar. Hit CTRL+G again to make it reappear.

Q: How do I modify channels?
A: The Channel Designer allows you to add, delete, or modify information on your channel bar. For example, if you enjoy music and discover that your favorite band has posted a site on the Web with concert information, you could create a "Concerts" channel to include that and other sites. You can add new sites to the channel through simple point-and-click steps.

Click the "Channels" button and select "Channel Designer" to display the channel designer window at any time. Use the channel designer to make as many modifications to the default structure as you want. You could even discard the entire default structure and build a new one from scratch.

How to add a channel:

  • Click on "Channels" on the toolbar.
  • Select "Channel Designer".
  • Select "Add Channel".
  • Enter a name for the new channel.
  • Select "OK" to finish .
How to add a channel:
  • Click on "Channels" on the toolbar.
  • Select "Channel Designer".
  • Highlight the channel to which you want to add a folder.
  • Select "Add Folder" .
  • Enter a name for the new folder .
  • Select "OK" to finish .
How to add a web site to a folder:
  • Click on "Channels" on the toolbar.
  • Select "Channel Designer".
  • Highlight the channel and/or folder to which you want to add a page.
  • Select "Add Page".
  • Give the page a short description.
  • Enter its URL.
  • Select "OK" to finish.
OR
  • Go to the web site you want to add.
  • Click the URL icon beside the URL (don't let go!).
  • Drag it to the channel bar.
  • The channel designer will pop up -- just drop the site wherever you want it.
How to add a web site to a folder:
  • Click on "Channels" on the toolbar.
  • Select "Channel Designer".
  • Highlight the channel and/or folder to which you want to add a page.
  • Select "Add Page".
  • Give the page a short description.
  • Enter its URL.
  • Select "OK" to finish.
How to add a web site to a folder:
  • Click on "Channels" on the toolbar.
  • Select "Channel Designer".
  • Highlight the channel and/or folder to which you want to add a page.
  • Select "Add Page".
  • Give the page a short description.
  • Enter its URL.
  • Select "OK" to finish.
How to add a web site to a folder:
  • Click on "Channels" on the toolbar.
  • Select "Channel Designer".
  • Highlight the channel and/or folder to which you want to add a page.
  • Select "Add Page".
  • Give the page a short description.
  • Enter its URL.
  • Select "OK" to finish.

Q: What does Import/Export Channel(s) do?
A: Import/Export Channel(s) lets you create a file of customized channels that can be sent to other users of the NeoPlanet Browser. Those users can then import the file into their browser and use the channels as if they had created them.

How to export channels :

  • Click on "Channels" on the toolbar.
  • Select "Channel Designer".
  • Highlight the channel you want to export.
  • Type in the full path of where you want the channel file to go (e.g. C:\Windows\Desktop\channel.ndf). If you don't know the path, click the "..." button to navigate to a specific folder .
  • Remember to give the new file a name, like "mychannel.ndf" (the file must be and .ndf file).
  • Select "OK" to finish .
How to import channels:
  • Click on "Channels" on the toolbar.
  • Select "Channel Designer".
  • Click "Import Channel(s)" to open a "Select File" dialogue .
  • Navigate to, and then highlight, the file you want to import .
  • Select "Open" .
  • Select "OK" to import it.
OR
  • Select "Cancel" to quit without importing.

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