Scrolling News?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by seabass069, May 27, 2006.

  1. seabass069 macrumors regular

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    Is there a program that will scroll the news accross the desktop? It would be like CNN or Fox's scrolling news at the bottom of the t.v.
     
  2. portent macrumors 6502a

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    They don't exactly scroll, but the BBC and CNN both have dashboard widgets...

    The AIM client has a news ticker, and I'm sure there are RSS tickers out there that could subscribe to anything with an RSS feed (including CNN)
     
  3. lonepilgrim macrumors regular

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    You might want to have a look at Yahoo Widgets - widgets.yahoo.com. In some (some!) ways this app is even more useful than Dashboard, in that you can easily have the widgets right on the desktop - and you set them to be transparent. Download the app and then go to the Gallery and search for 'ticker'. There's a few RSS scrollers there. You don't need to press F12 or whatever to view them, they can be there all the time.

    I'm pretty sure there is a hack of some kind to get Dashboard widgets to stay on the desktop, but I can't remember what it is. I'm using a combination of Yahoo Widgets and Dashboard and its great.
     
  4. seabass069 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You would think by now that CNN and FOX would have an application made for windows and MAC that would allow you to have a ticker in-place of the desktop taskbar. Infact, I would like to see one that is constantly running, and the taskbar hides until you need it.
     
  5. VanNess macrumors 6502a

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  6. G99 macrumors 6502

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    I use Newsreader. Its not a "ticker", but its awesome for checking out your favourite RSS feeds in a few clicks. Also, it's free :)
     

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