The Stock Ticker will display the current price of the stocks of your choosing
along with whether the stock is up or down for the day. In addition, if you
hover the mouse over one of the stocks in the ticker, a tooltip will pop up with
more information like the high and low for the day etc.
After adding the Stock Ticker to your bar, you
can drag it to where you want and size it according to your tastes. To size it,
simply right-click on the Ticker and select Style and then choose one of
the various styles. You can choose a custom size, by going into Customize
Mode (for more information about Customization, go here).
After getting the Ticker sized and located,
you're ready to configure it's content. Configuration is accessed by right-clicking
on the Ticker and choosing Configure RipBAR Stock Ticker.
The configuration dialog for the Ticker allows
to add/edit/delete stocks, select display colors, select the display font, and
choose the number of minutes between updates.
To find out what valid ticker symbols are, you
can right-click on the Ticker and choose Lookup Stock. All stocks should
be preceded by an exchange qualifier -- for example, the correct symbol
for Nortel on the Toronto Stock Exchange is t:NT, while Microsoft on Nasdaq is
You can also choose to configure the background
color of the ticker, and the font, color and size of the display text.
Finally, you can set how often the ticker will
update. The data is pulled from stockwatch.com and are delayed by twenty
While the ticker is running, you can hover your
mouse over a stock on the ticker and a tooltip window will pop up with
additional information about the stock's trading activity.