All Newsticker options are customizable, i.e., they can be changed with
Emacs customization methods. Call the command
customize-group and enter ‘newsticker’ for the customization
The following list shows the available groups of Newsticker options
and some of the most important options.
newsticker-retrieval contains options that define which news
feeds are retrieved and how this is done.
newsticker-url-list defines the list of headlines that are
newsticker-retrieval-method defines how headlines are
retrieved. This is either done using Emacs’s built-in download
capabilities or using an external tool.
newsticker-retrieval-interval defines how often headlines
newsticker-headline-processing contains options that define
how the retrieved headlines are processed.
newsticker-keep-obsolete-items decides whether unread
headlines that have been removed from the feed are kept in the
newsticker-auto-mark-filter-list provides the possibility to
automatically mark headlines as immortal or old.
newsticker-hooks contains options for hooking other Emacs
commands to newsticker functions.
newsticker-new-item-functions allows for automatic
processing of headlines. See
newsticker-download-enclosures for sample functions.
newsticker-plainview-hooks contains hooks that
apply to the plainview reader only.
newsticker-miscellaneous contains other Newsticker options.
newsticker-ticker contains options that define how headlines
are shown in the echo area, i.e., the “ticker”.
newsticker-scroll-smoothly define how headlines are shown in
the echo area.
newsticker-reader contains options for adjusting the headline reader.
newsticker-frontend determines the actual headline reader. The
“plainview” reader uses a single buffer, the “treeview” uses
separate buffers and windows.
newsticker-plainview contains options for the
newsticker-treeview contains options for the
For the complete list of options please have a look at the