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Desktop Ticker

About Desktop Ticker


Desktop Ticker is a free RSS and Atom web feed aggregator application that allows you to keep an eye on the latest news from your favourite websites whilst you work on your computer. Once feeds have been added, the article titles scroll horizontally across the screen. Article summaries are displayed when the mouse cursor is placed over an article title, and the full article can be opened in a web browser by clicking on the article title. The RSS feeds are automatically downloaded after the specified interval to show updated content.


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Options include specifying whether all articles are displayed from the RSS feed or just articles created within a set time period, colour coding articles based on their age, and adjusting the scroll speed.


Desktop Ticker can synchronize with the Windows Common Feed List, allowing the list of subscribed RSS feeds to be shared with other applications such as Internet Explorer, Windows Live Mail and Outlook.


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Compatible with RSS feeds provided by news sites such as BBC News and CNN, and many other sites including Gmail, Facebook and Flickr. Also compatible with software such as Bugzilla and Jenkins continuous integration server. Click here to learn about RSS feeds.


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In addition to RSS feeds, Desktop Ticker can also display selected stock information from Yahoo! Finance.


For information about using Desktop Ticker, click here to read the user guide.


For information about deploying Desktop Ticker on a corporate network, read the deployment guide here.




Latest version v1.9.1 (21 September 2014). View changes here.


Please note that the installer is now 64-bit aware. It is recommended to uninstall previous versions before upgrading to v1.9 on 64-bit systems.


File Description Size Link
Desktop Ticker

The official installer will install the application and create shortcuts etc. Does not contain adverts or bundled software.


SHA1 75e88b8e60cc2d758a0fbb98b70c0612ecf1d6d7

405kb Download
Desktop Ticker

This zip file contains the files required to run Desktop Ticker. Download this to manually install the application yourself, for example to store it on a portable USB device.


SHA1 018c4e85c8bc14f162d3a5ddbbef791e0069e297

143kb Download


Get it from CNET!          100% CLEAN award granted by Softpedia - 100% Clean Award


FindMySoft - Rated 4 out of 5          Desktop Ticker antivirus scan report at


System Requirements


Desktop Ticker is compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000 or greater and requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or greater. If you receive an error regarding the .NET Framework, download it from the Microsoft website here.




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