Desktop Ticker Options
Click the menu button and select Tools, Options.
In the New Items section, you can specify the age of feed items that are to be classed as new, and the color these items are to be displayed in. The same options can be specified for older items in the Recent Items section. These settings along with the Show option determine which items are shown in the ticker.
Specifies how often the RSS feeds are reloaded to get the latest content.
Color scheme allows you to select one of three appearances for the ticker, Windows which uses the current Windows settings, black, or custom where you can choose your own colors.
New Item Sound allows you to select a sound that is played when a feed is updated. The options in the list correspond to the sound settings in the Windows Control Panel. Custom allows you to select a WAV file to play, which can be up to 10 seconds long.
Specifies the size of the text in the ticker.
Specifies whether vertical lines are shown between feed items in the ticker.
Specifies whether details of errors loading feeds are shown in the ticker. If unticked, errors will only be shown when leaving the Manage Feeds window.
Specifies whether the application is displayed in the Windows taskbar when the ticker is visible. It is always shown when minimized.
Specifies whether the taskbar button flashes when a new item is downloaded.
Specifies whether the ticker stays on top of other applications.
Specifies whether the ticker disappears when a full screen application is running, for example a PowerPoint presentation. Note that even when this option is not selected, a full screen application may still be able to hide the ticker.
Specifies whether the list of RSS feeds is synchronized with the Windows Common Feed List (CFL). The CFL allows you to share a common list of RSS feeds with different applications, and to subscribe to new RSS feeds directly from Internet Explorer. Learn more here.