Display Your RSS Feeds In A Desktop Scrolling News Ticker

Ever wish you could have a scrolling news ticker on your desktop that displays your RSS feeds, just like the one you usually see on news channels at the bottom of the TV? Well, that’s today’s How-To, as seen earlier on OMGUbuntu. Let’s get to it.

First and foremost, this will only work for Windows/Ubuntu 32bit systems, as the developer hasn’t made a 64bit package (yet).

What does this RSS ticker actually do, you ask? This ticker is a thin bar displaying that scrolls news feeds on your desktop. It’s fairly minimal, doesn’t use much memory, and has set of good features and preferences that will allow you to take control of the scrolling speed, fonts, bar size, transparency, colors, and will allow you to update whenever you like. You can also edit the ticker’s position on your screen, so it doesn’t have to be stuck to the bottom or top!

It looks like this:

To install it, download the .deb or .exe (depending on your operating system) from the developer’s website. Once downloaded, you can click on the file and it’ll install itself. Afterwords, you’ll want to change the default RSS feed, as the it is set to BBC news. To do this, go to: File – Open RSS feed. After that, change whatever settings you would like and enjoy your new RSS ticker!

Andrew is a junior in MIS at Iowa State University, an Android hacker, and a dedicated open source geek. Check out his personal site and follow him on Twitter here.

Hey there! Please note that some links in the article may be referral links, meaning that if you buy something through them, I'll earn a commission (at no extra cost to you). This helps to support CIG, but please don't buy anything unless you truly believe it'll benefit you! You can learn more here. Thank you :)

Want to Earn Better Grades?

Did you find this article useful?

Over 150,000 awesome students are learning how to dominate their classes, get more done, and land the jobs they want - and you should too.

Join in, and I'll also send you a free copy of my book on earning better grades!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

3 Comments:
  1. @Silvester is there anything in there like setup.exe (or similar)? I haven’t actually used this program; Andrew’s the one who uses it and he’s on hiatus right now.

  2. i’ve downloaded the file but there are many folders contained in the single file. any help?

  3. i’ve downloaded the file but there are many folders contained in the single file.

// Read This Next

How I Paid Off $14,431 In Student Loans In 6 Months – BEFORE Graduating

Want more? Join over 150,000 students and grab my free book on earning better grades  →