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1  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: January 30, 2015, 10:43:17 AM
I understand what you are saying; I have never had any problem with REVO damaging anything when set to 'moderate' level of detection.  It may leave stuff unremoved of course, and certainly did this time since Norton subverted the process by injecting the re-start, which ended Revo's operations.

I did just now download and run the Norton remover. It ran, but gives no report of details on what it did (it does say 'doing xyz' while running, but not results) --maybe removed nothing since I had already done the standard removal, and that could have confused it--but it did not report being confused.

We have no way of knowing what programs have their own removers except by doing a web search every time we get ready to uninstall something. Lots of added work.  One has to wonder why Norton did not make that remover tool be its uninstaller that runs when commanded through Programs and Features.  It could pop up a selection list to pick which thing to uninstall, or they could break it into pieces for each separate product.  The truth is, they WANT to leave stuff behind to do things like beg you to reinstall, or collect data (maybe) or whatever.  They don't want a clean, total uninstall to be done.
2  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: January 29, 2015, 07:04:06 PM
Yes, I did uninstall Norton...tried to use Revo uninstaller to get a good clean removal, but the Norton uninstall, which REVO runs first before doing its stuff, runs you into a restart--which closes Revo so it does not get to do its registry clean and file removal steps (pretty sneaky so they can leave their stuff behind I think).

I did configure Comodo using Chiron's settings (in Windows Secrets for one place).

T-clock seems OK this way--at least it does what I want, which is really only two things:
--let me set big, black font for date and time
--show me a calendar on click

I'm good for now.
3  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock Redux 2.3.2 on: January 29, 2015, 11:30:21 AM
I really don't know why I don't just chuck this computer out the window;  
I am so tired of "fixing things" instead of using it.

Reinstalled Windows 8.1 a week ago due to having to reboot 8-10 times a day using hard kill.
Have been reinstalling the various apps I use and setting options in them since then.
Had T-Clock working fine.

Today, got tired of the Norton nag to "register" (buy) it, so I installed Comodo Dragon and uninstalled Norton.
Now, error message "Failed to customize clock:3" appears any time it is tried to start.

Downloaded from the 1st post to be sure I had the latest...same error.

Makes me want to chew nails--especially since I have had Tclock working with Comodo Dragon in the past.

LATER:
Fixed.
Occurred to me to try compatibility.  Setting the exe to Win7 compatibility let it start and no error message.
Wish I could remember all these tricks associated with various program/OS quirks.
4  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: January 26, 2015, 07:41:06 PM
just out of curiosity, which program is it tongue?
The calendar panel (they call it navigator) in Outlook which I have positioned on the right side, so when open it is right above Tclock
5  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: January 26, 2015, 06:38:27 PM
Thanks.
Now I have to confess that I was thinking of a different program that shows the vertical calendar.  In tclock, I was only getting ONE month showing before, and I know how to set it for that
Duh..

Don't get old.  It's no fun.
6  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: January 26, 2015, 04:06:18 PM
Surprise for me...
I recently had to reload Windows 8.1, and the T-clock left click gives me the calendar, which is what I want. 

However, it used to be a vertical stack of three months, but now is a horizontal row of 3 months--and looks far more "Windows-ish" than it used to. 

I much prefer the former way, but cannot find any settings in Properties to switch back to the vertical stack.

Is there a way?  Running 2.3.2 build 151
7  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: September 21, 2014, 03:49:24 PM
Do you think it would be enough to increase the font size and maybe also color it red,green or blue and open the about screen / options automatically on first launch? Thing is.. I don't want to overload the misc tab tongue otherwise it gets lost again... It's nice to have it inside the about screen if you know it tongue

Yes, although just larger, bold, black would be OK.

This isn't a huge issue.  I am a nitpicker (read: engineer). smiley
8  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: September 21, 2014, 03:42:34 PM
the about page is the first page to popup if you open options tongue
That doesn't mean we READ it.
(I've seldom found useful info there on most programs except when I needed to get a version number.)
9  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: September 21, 2014, 02:07:57 PM
did you know about the "Run at startup" option you'll find at the about screen?
Obviously not.  Now I do.  smiley

Never have seen such on an "About" page.  
May I suggest being on the Miscellaneous tab?  
Not a biggie though.
10  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: September 21, 2014, 12:04:47 PM
Another stumble I encountered at first is that, for T-clock to run on every boot, I had to manually create a shortcut in the correct startup folder to the clock.exe in the right folder (32 or 64 bit).

Is that normal?
11  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: September 15, 2014, 10:59:43 AM
[...]
Question: the three selectable black colors that have writing in them...what are the differences between them?
Oops.. didn't see that question... those are system colors... means they aren't fix but dynamic depending on your Windows style. (on 8 you might only notice that when changing to a high contrast theme or using a custom made theme)

Still a bit confused; don't see how a 'black' can be a dynamic color--or do you mean sometimes it is NOT black as the system decides it "shouldn't be?"
12  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: September 13, 2014, 10:04:07 AM
Power, at one point you advocate for fewer clicks, then you say to put some things in a submenu--which would add clicks!
13  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: September 11, 2014, 02:20:31 PM
Wait... The MORE button in that window lets you run it anyway.  I did and it seems to install  AND I HAVE BLACK TEXT....YAHOO!

LATER--worked with it a few minutes and I LOVE it.  Now can see it in Windows 8.1.


Question: the three selectable black colors that have writing in them...what are the differences between them?
14  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: September 11, 2014, 02:17:41 PM
Installed in Windows 8.1, and got a block from the OS.. See image
15  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: July 23, 2014, 03:35:59 PM
...What color does your windows clock use btw? Is it still white or also black?

Black and tiny size.  But that is due to theme I installed (uxstyle and employing Aero 8.1 Rounded Default from deviantart)...to eliminate the WHITE font hard coded by Redmond in Windows 8.1. with no inside OS way to change it. Not sure the size is style controlled--if it is, I sure wish I knew how to edit it.

That's the two problems even using the style: Although I got the black color, all taskbar font is balck but tiny, and I cannot see the date part unless I use the double height taskbar; no to that.
16  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: July 23, 2014, 08:28:09 AM
Ah, thanks very much for that explanation.
Can I bribe you to put it way high on your todo list (I really miss having the date there)?  smiley

From a personal standpoint, I will be happy so long as I can have black and get it to be large (eyesight issues).

Oh, an aside...I found that you can do some adjusting within Windows 8.1 in the Region>Additional Settings>[Time | Date]. Wonder who put time adjustments in the 'Region' dialog?

But time and date are completely separate--you cannot make the display into one string.  I tried to do "d-MM, h:mm tt" in the time spec (since with the narrow bar, all I see is the time showing), but it would not accept date specs in the Time tab.  So all I can get is the time to show, due to having the narrowest taskbar, which causes date to not show.  It is in unreadably small size anyway, so even if date were there naturally, I could not read it easily.

I also wonder if they copied Tclock.  I wonder because of the "tt' to include AM pr PM.  "tt" does not seem to be an intuitive variable spec.

Lastly, where do I watch to see when the modified version is posted?

17  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: July 22, 2014, 09:33:36 PM
Have used T-clock on Windows 7 and I think back on Vista.  I just put it on a Windows 8.1 machine and am having some difficulty.

I state right up front that I have Classic Shell and a theme in to make the laptop usable--the theme required to change taskbar text from white (completely unreadable for me) to black.

My Tclock problem is that it does not even show (though it is there unless I select white or a few of the other colors--which all render in white.  Black, maroon, etc produce NOTHING at all--but right click brings up tclock menu--so it is there, just not showing.

I love tclock (donated to Stoic and Donation Coder when I first started using it), but cannot see the white rendering (taskbar is a light grayish blue), and that is all I can get.

Atch shows the lower right corner.
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18  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: August 05, 2011, 02:38:23 PM
yeah but how often are you going to ever want to change that value -- personally i dont know why everyone wouldnt stick to 1 yr view.
Wow.  Don't assume that however you use it is how other people want it.

I need only the current month 99% of time.  But my proposal would not eliminate setting a full year as your one click initial view.  Sorry if that was not clear.  

You could set whatever you want as your normal initial view just as now.  All I was proposing was being able to pop into either of the 1-yr views without having to go into options and basicall set a new standard view...switching would be right there in the calendar.

I also see nothing wrong with putting buttons in every calendar to do an instant switch to one of the other views.
19  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: August 05, 2011, 02:19:11 PM
1, 3, & 12 month views are available for the calendar via the Miscellaneous tab.

OK, just thinking out loud here...

One possible setup: click on text calendar shows current month (like now when set to one month).  It has two new buttons on it--one brings up a larger 1-year calendar with January of current year in upper left; other button brings up 1-year calendar with current month in upper left.  The 1-yr view also should have the button to change to whichever view (Jan start or current mo. start) is not showing.

This would be way fewer steps than having to go into properties, change tab, change option, exit, open calendar...many steps.
20  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: May 26, 2011, 11:59:40 AM

Was the problem of not closing on lose focus ever solved?
21  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: May 17, 2011, 05:45:26 PM
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It would be nice if you could have a option to display that one instead of the T-Clock one.
yeah actually it would be nice if we had some options for calendar, like to display t-clock one, windows one, or a custom exe.

I don't understand.  If you want to display the Windows clock, why do you install this?
22  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: May 12, 2011, 07:00:39 PM
I said to close by clicking the clock (that's also how I open it), not clicking the calendar.
Also, the lose focus does work. It's that the calendar sometimes doesn't have the focus to begin with.

Indeed you did.  Sorry.
23  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download) on: May 11, 2011, 10:15:24 AM
The "Close Calendar on Lose Focus" doesn't always work, as the calendar sometimes is already out of focus when opened.
Is it possible to close it by clicking the clock, as that's already how I open it. Hitting the large clock positioned at the screen's edge is easier than the "X" button with a touchpad =).  Or just fix the focus thing, although I sometimes want it to stay open while I focus other windows...

It won't work to close by click-in-calendar because sometimes you have to click the "next-month" button.  Solution is to find why lose focus is not working.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What the hell is OpenCandy? on: April 10, 2011, 04:15:39 PM
That is overreacting imo.
There is no "general thinking here" here on this subject as well as many subjects.
I said "...out of sync with SOME of the general thinking here."

"That is overreacting imo."
Clearly, you have no problem with someone, without your permission, installing software on your machine, or sending off data about you or your machine--as does OpenCandy.

I do have a problem with that--a BIG problem with that.

You are OpenCandy's dream come true.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What the hell is OpenCandy? on: April 10, 2011, 03:46:07 PM
I guess I'll just bid adieu.  It is clear I am very out of sync with some of the general thinking here...in that I cannot see how anyone would conclude that this "method" has any coat of acceptability whatsoever.

I say that because, to me, if anything is being done (installed or info sent to wherever) before the user has a chance to prevent it, that unquestionably (in my opinion) constitutes unacceptable behavior.
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