Sky News Gadget

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This compact Vista gadget will let you view the latest news provided by SkyNews on your desktop or sidebar, and it doesn't require special knowledge

editor's review




Sky News Gadget is a lightweight gadget that provides users with fast access to Sky News, allowing them to check out the latest headlines in the comfort of their own desktop. It is easy to install and set up.

The interface of the widget is based on a very small frame that you can move to any position on the screen, with the help of the mouse cursor.

It shows all the headlines for the current day. Clicking any of them brings up a secondary panel with a story summary, but you can read the entire story on the website, with the simple click of the mouse button.

By accessing the Options panel, you have the possibility of changing the Sky News Home feed into something else, namely UK News, World News, Business News, or Strange News. Unfortunately, Sky News Gadget doesn't comprise other options of its own.

However, thanks to the default settings provided by the operating system, you can increase the frame size, make it stay on top of other windows, as well as set the opacity to a predefined value, ranging from 20% to 100%.

We have noticed a minimum consumption of CPU and system memory during Sky News Gadget's runtime, thus the tool does not affect the computer's performance in any way. It has a good response time and refresh rate. No error dialogs have been shown in our tests, and the tool did not freeze or crash. Thanks to its overall simplicity, less skilled users should quickly find out what Sky News Gadget has to offer.

Sky News Gadget was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on July 11th, 2013
Sky News Gadget - After adding this gadget to your Vista Sidebar you will be able to see on your desktop the latest news provided by SkyNews.Sky News Gadget - From the Sky News Gadget Settings menu you will be able to choose the desired news feed from the list.