In order to continue supporting RSS Ticker, I had to remove a few features in version 13. Feel free to downgrade to version 12, but it won’t be compatible with Firefox as of Firefox 22.
What hasn’t changed? RSS Ticker will still scroll your feeds in your browser. You can still choose to put it at the top or bottom of your Firefox window. You can still exclude specific feeds. You can mark as read, mark feeds as read, open in tabs, open all in tabs, etc. You can temporarily disable the ticker. You can change the ticker speed, smoothness, and direction. You can hide the ticker automatically when it’s empty.
What has changed? Here are some things you can no longer do with RSS Ticker:
- Manually refresh the feeds.
- Specify how often the feeds should refresh.
- Randomize the order of the ticker items
- Limit the number of items per feed
- Display items that have already been read
- Show unread items in bold
- Manually limit the width of ticker items
- Customize the context menu
I know some of you liked and used these features. I’m sorry I had to remove them, but it was the choice between removing them or abandoning the add-on altogether.
A few features haven’t been removed, but they have been changed (a.k.a. “improved”):
1. All of the remaining options (six of them, down from a total of 37) are displayed inline in RSS Ticker’s section of the Add-ons Manager.
2. If you want to temporarily disable the ticker, just uncheck it in the View > Toolbars menu.
3. To remove a feed from the ticker (but not from your bookmarks), right-click on it in the Bookmarks Manager and uncheck “Show in RSS Ticker.”