The preferences dialog can be opened by the toolbar or
through the "Program" menu. The dialog is divided into seven tabs
described in the following text.
Feed Cache Handling: Here you can set the default number
of items to be saved for each subscription. Note that this setting
can be overwritten for each subscription by setting the item cache
size in the subscriptions properties.
Feed Update Settings: Here you can set the default refresh
interval for all subscriptions. Note that this setting can be
overwritten for each subscription by setting the refresh interval
in the subscriptions properties.
The "At startup" option button allows you to control the update behaviour
after startup. You have three possibilities:
- Update out-dated feeds.
- Force update all feeds.
- No feed update at all.
Folder Display Settings: With these checkbox you can control
what Liferea loads into the item list when you click a folder.
The default behaviour is not to load any items at all. If
you enable the first option all items of all child subscriptions of the
selected folder are loaded into the item list. When you enable "Hide read
items" then only unread items will be loaded.
Usually you will want to
enable both options as this allows to quickly read through all unread
items of a set of feeds.
Feed Icons (Favicons): This button allows you to trigger
an update of all favicons of all subscriptions.
Reading Headlines: Here you can set the hotkey for skimming
through all unread headlines.
Web Integration: Here you can configure your favourite
social bookmarking website. This setting is used when you invoke
"Post Bookmark" from the item context menu or the HTML view.
Internal Browser Settings: Here you can configure two
things. First you can specify wether
or not Liferea should open clicked links in the configured
external browser or in the internal browser. The second option
External Browser Settings: When you click links in then
item HTML view Liferea launches the a browser command you can
define with this preferences. The first option button is to
select your favourite browser or "Manual" for a user defined
browser command. With the second option button you specify
how the link is opened inside the previously selected browser.
Only when selecting "Manual" as browser you can enter a
browser command in the command entry. When entering a command
don't forget to include a "%s" within the command which
will be replaced with the URL that was clicked. Please keep in
mind to double quote the place holder to avoid shell problems
with the hash character (#) when launching the browser.
The first option allows you to enable a notification popup
window which present a list of the titles of new headlines
of updated subscriptions.
Enable the second checkbox if you
want to use the notification area feature. This feature is also
known as system tray icon. The program will add a icon to the active
notification area application (as provided for GNOME and KDE) which
will change when new items arrive and 'll be reset as soon the program
is used again. The icon can be used to show the program window if
currently hidden or hide the program window if it is visible.
There are two additional option which can be used to modify the
tray icon behaviour as there is no common default behaviour among
applications using tray icons.
Menu Settings: Here you can select wether you want to
display both menu bar and tool bar or only one of them. Additionally
can influence the toolbar button detail.
HTTP Proxy Server: Here you can specify how Liferea
should determine the proxy configuration. The suggested default
configuration is to figure it out automatically from the
environment variables and the GNOME configuration.
If Liferea incorrectly detects the proxy or you want to configure
a different proxy then you should use the "No Proxy" or "Manual Setting"
There is currently no SOCKS support.
This tab allows you to configure how Liferea should handle
enclosures. If you are still unsure what enclosures are
about please read the Enclosures/Podcasting
Downloading Enclosures: Here you specify which download
tool Liferea should use to download enclosures and in which path
the downloaded files should be saved in.
When you have problems downloading enclosures please ensure
you have installed the configured download tool and that it is
working correctly when you run it on the command line.
Opening Enclosures: Using the "Properties" and "Delete" button
you can edit the list of known enclosures types. Typically you only
want to do this if you want to remove or change program associations.
You don't need to create this definitions manually because Liferea
will create a new one and ask you which program to use when you
open or save a type of enclosures.