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4 Usage

The command newsticker-show-news will display all available headlines. It will also start the asynchronous download of headlines.

You can choose between two different frontends for reading headlines:

In both views clicking mouse-button 2 or pressing RET on a headline will call browse-url to load the corresponding news story in your favorite web browser.

The scrolling, or flashing of headlines in the echo area, can be started with the command newsticker-start-ticker. It can be stopped with newsticker-stop-ticker.

If you just want to start the periodic download of headlines use the command newsticker-start. Calling newsticker-stop will stop the periodic download, but will call newsticker-stop-ticker as well.