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Author Topic: IDEA: Pixel change monitor  (Read 4421 times)

awefawe

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IDEA: Pixel change monitor
« on: June 09, 2009, 02:50:11 PM »
1. Run PixelMonitor.
2. Crosshair cursor appears; click or drag to select an area of your display for the program to monitor.
3. As soon as a single pixel in selected area changes*, a sound plays to alert you of the change. [and/or an alert window pops up, etc]
* (preferably this could ignore the mouse cursor floating by)

This would be great for letting you look/step away from your computer to, say, make your bed while you're waiting for some change in a program without a built-in alert system.

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Re: IDEA: Pixel change monitor
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2009, 06:22:06 PM »
i'm pretty sure this program exists. sorry, can't say more but i'm confident it's been mentioned on this forum a while ago.

someone is bound to remember it.

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Re: IDEA: Pixel change monitor
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009, 07:36:56 PM »
nudone's probably thinking of Dshutdown. It won't let you specify a pixel though.
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Re: IDEA: Pixel change monitor
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 08:28:03 PM »
check out Skrommel's PixelNotifier - watches pixels for colour change, and if triggered, shows a message, plays a sound and fills the whole screen with colour.

Source: http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=909.0

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Re: IDEA: Pixel change monitor
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2009, 02:37:11 AM »
aha, i was probably thinking more of lanux128's suggestion rather than nosh's. i've used Dshutdown - i didn't realise it did pixel monitoring - but it can't be specified? how does that work then?

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Re: IDEA: Pixel change monitor
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2009, 05:38:39 AM »
Uh-oh! I assumed it monitored all pixels but no, it does let you specify a pixel, missed that coz I've never used the feature.