Text Ticker v.1.0

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Text Ticker is a little program which scrolls the contents of a text file at the top or bottom of the screen. The text appears in a so-called "appbar" which is similar the the Windows Taskbar. All settings- font, color, text file, etc.- are saved between sessions.

The popup menu is available by right-clicking either the ticker or the tray icon. It has a variety of options:
- Show the ticker at the top or the bottom of the screen;
- Hide the ticker (but leave it running);
- Display (or not) an icon in the Windows System Tray (next to the clock). If the tray icon is disabled, it will still show up if the ticker is hidden.
- Font can use any font installed on your system, including any size and color available. Note that some combinations do not work well.
- Color selects the main, or background, color of the ticker.
- Speed controls how fast the text moves across the screen. It has two control settings: Scroll Distance and Scroll Delay. Scroll Distance is how many pixels the text moves at a time. Scroll Delay is how often, in milliseconds, the text moves. Note that some combinations do not work well. Speed can also be adjusted with the arrow keys on the keyboard. The left and right arrows decrease and increase the scroll distance. The up and down arrows alter the scroll delay. Of course, the ticker must have "focus" for the keys to work, so click on the ticker first.

Any text file- in fact, any file at all- can be dropped on the ticker and the program will begin to scroll that file's contents. A file can also be browsed for and loaded by selecting Load File on the menu.

If Default is clicked on the menu the font and color settings will be retuned to those used the first time it is run. This can be handy if things get hard to read.

When the ticker is hidden, only the tray icon gives access to the program. In this case, the menu only offers Restore, Help and Exit.

Left-clicking the tray icon alternately shows and hides the ticker.

Scrolls contents of text file across screen .

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  • Text Ticker
  • 1.0
  • Slashback Software
  • Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT 4.x, WinXP, Windows2000
  • Freeware
  • 247 Kb
  • 2326
  • Free
 
 

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