NetNewsWire 5 for Mac Help

Hidden Preferences

NetNewsWire has very few preferences – only what’s strictly necessary.

Occasionally we implement preferences for one or a few users. The features are often esoteric so they’re not included in the Preferences window. Instead they’re set using the defaults command, performed in Terminal.

Before you begin, please note:

Hide unread badge in Dock

If you’re using NetNewsWire 5.0.1 or newer, you can change the Dock bage setting in NetNewsWire’s Preferences window. This was a hidden preference in 5.0, but now it’s visible, and so the use of a defaults command is no longer necessary.

Use a traditional window title bar

You can choose to use an expanded title bar which displays NetNewsWire. (This preference also enables the ‘Text and Icon’ option for toolbar buttons.) Enter this command:

defaults write com.ranchero.NetNewsWire-Evergreen KafasisTitleMode -bool YES

To use the typical combined title bar and toolbar appearance, enter:

defaults write com.ranchero.NetNewsWire-Evergreen KafasisTitleMode -bool NO