1. Default to Shift+Click to open link from RSS item or quote
2. When Control+Left-Mouse allow dragging ticker items left or right
Download and enjoy,
Update: Day after, released 1.9.1, default back to not require shift, and allow option to not require control, which by default will not require control. So that now default behavior is by simple left-mouse-button allow dragging, or clicking on scrolling items... no keyboard interaction required.