Monday, June 22, 2009

Download "Free Stocks Ticker" - scrolling RSS Headlines and Financial quotes utility

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Ever notice the scrolling ticker at the bottom of your TV while watching news channels? Bring it to your PC desktop.

"Free Stocks Ticker" - A highly customizable open sourced free scrolling stocks or news titles from RSS feeds. Default feeds include Fox-news, CNN and Yahoo news. Quotes are downloaded from Yahoo. The utility uses very little CPU power. Users can quickly change what is scrolled by selecting different feeds from the context menu. The utility allows multiple lines at the top or bottom of the screen. Easily change which stocks are being quoted and which RSS feeds area available.


License and liability:
I hope it helps you, I don’t take any responsibility regarding how you use it or what it does to your computer. The license is simple: free to use, free to change code - don’t remove link-back and credit from application.
Yes, it's free - you can still show your appreciation, any donation greatly appreciated.

For more info, please visit Free Stocks Ticker Change Log

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  1. Doesn't seem to work on Windows 7 64 bit-any thoughts?

  2. Looking into windows7/x64 - I wans't aware there's an issue

  3. Just installed and verified running on windows 7 64 bit at home. Perhaps you could email me with more details regarding the issue you are having?

  4. looks like you have a decimal point problem ;-)

  5. It seems that it does not work with Windows 7. Is it normal? Thank you.

  6. Anonymous - it does work on windows 7, I have it running here. If you have problems, feel free to email me to quickly figure out what is the problem you are seeing.

  7. Hi Segev, it works on Win7. Great tool, thanks! What is the refresh rate for the Yahoo quotes that is used in the tool?

  8. best - refresh rate: by default it's 40 seconds. You can change this setting in the settings XML file the application is creating. Yahoo quotes provides 20 minutes delayed quotes. They used to allow accessing the BATS system 'almost real time' quotes, not anymore - only on their site.

  9. Segev, thanks for your quick reply! I am not a programmer myself and this tool helps me greatly. So I can't change the XML file as you advised. Hope I can suggest to add options in the setup menu to select types of stock data to display eg. volume, bid/ask etc. to make this great tool greater.

  10. So happy the shop is open!! Got some lovely things that sound great-thanks so much!

  11. Tried to change transparency and now the program is invisible. Uninstalled and reinstalled but still invisible. No clue where the ini file might be. This is WINXP PRO. It would be nice to be able to either fully uninstall or be able to reset to default. So far, unable to test this program at all.

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    2. Delete or edit the file "stocksTicker options.xml" at your "my documents" folder