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    News & weather task bar ticker

    Anyone out there use a small news and weather ticker that runs in the task bar preferably. If anybody has a good one I would appreciate comments, thank you and happy thanksgiving.

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    Re: News & weather task bar ticker

    Cyberdance, I know of one that may suit your needs, but I can't recommend the free version because it has an annoying habit of popping up ads on your desktop. It's called WeatherBug. The Pro version removes the ads and adds some features as well.

    Most instant messaging applications also have this capability in various forms.

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    Re: News & weather task bar ticker

    I've been using Weather Pulse for the weather - kinda nice - don't have anything for the news. Tried Yahoo!Tickler - got boring after a while. The website only mentions the US and does not mention Oz land, but it does work for Sydney and Melbourne.
    Ed
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    Re: News & weather task bar ticker

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Hi Mark, thank you for the suggestion, I will check it out, have had problems finding both a news and weather ticker, particularly if I want it to scroll across the task bar, I am giving EasyByte's news ticker a go, it is pretty good so far, but does not contain weather options. I think I might be ambitious hoping to find both available in one ticker, my older machine has one that does both, but its not for XP :-(( <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

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    Re: News & weather task bar ticker

    Hi Ed, I am downloading weather pulse now, looks as if it could do the trick for what I need, it was one that did not show up in my many searches online. Appreciate you taking the time to post, thank you very kindly Sir!

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    Re: News & weather task bar ticker

    <hr>...my older machine has one that does both, but its not for XP... <hr>
    Remembering that your older machine is a Win98 one, huh? So, have you tried to install the program in question on your XP machine and run it in "Compatibility Mode?" I've not run into a program that requires the mode, so you'd have to just try it and see.. You get there by right-clicking the "executable" and selecting Properties. I don't think it'll work for .COM files, but I'm not sure. (Attachment cropped for space.....)
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    Re: News & weather task bar ticker

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Hey that is a handy trick, thank you Al, will give it a whirl.

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    Re: News & weather task bar ticker

    CD, what did you end up with and does it take speed away from the system to have a ticker running? I had never heard of news tickers until I read yhor post, thanks

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    Re: News & weather task bar ticker

    Thanks for the link to Weather Pulse, Ed. I hadn't thought I wanted/needed such a program, but I downloaded it yesterday at work, and am now adding it to my home machine.
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