NetNewsWire tip: download speed

A few people have said that NetNewsWire 1.0.4 downloads feeds more slowly than earlier versions.

It’s true, in a way: it downloads fewer feeds at a time to minimize CPU use while downloading feeds.

However, this is completely in your control. You can make it download more feeds at a time. Here’s how:

1. Open NetNewsWire’s Preferences window.

2. Click the Downloading toolbar icon.

3. There’s a slider at the bottom of the window. Move it toward Faster, to the middle.

Me, I usually have mine set all the way to Faster, which works best for me, but you can try a few settings if you want and see what works best for you.

(The setting does not affect in any way the sites you’re downloading from, it controls only the number of feeds NetNewsWire downloads at a time.)

28 Aug 2003