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Author Topic: DONE - IDEA: Periodic Messages+Time on the Printer (Print time)  (Read 11415 times)

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Instead of chiming on the hour, PRINTS on the hour!!  ;)
« Last Edit: May 22, 2005, 09:51:14 AM by mouser »

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Re: 4FUN: Print time
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2005, 07:06:06 PM »
heheh i like this one - i think ill code it on the next coding snack weekend.

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Re: DONE - IDEA: Periodic Messages+Time on the Printer (Print time)
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2005, 09:53:20 AM »
what i did was slightly different than original request.

i modified my DoubleClickQuotes tool to take as a commandline option the flag: -sneakyp

when invoked with that commandline option, it will start up invisible (not in tray or taskbar)
and every hour it will print date/time and a random quote.

good for playing jokes on friends.

dont forget you can make your own quotes file to say things like "Printer Error #3423424323" if you are feeling particularly evil.

Download Page: http://www.donationc...dingSnacks/index.php

Special Thanks to jibz who figured out how to send text to the printer with winapi!

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Re: DONE - IDEA: Periodic Messages+Time on the Printer (Print time)
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2005, 10:02:35 AM »
Instead of using commandline tags, can you have an options box that has those options?

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Re: DONE - IDEA: Periodic Messages+Time on the Printer (Print time)
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2005, 10:09:05 AM »
its probably not worth writing an options dialog for this tiny util..

its easy to create a shortcut to launch the program in sneaky mode, just right click on the exe, select "create shortcut"
then right click on the new shortcut, click "properties", and add -sneakyp to the end of the "target" line.

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Re: DONE - IDEA: Periodic Messages+Time on the Printer (Print time)
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2005, 12:39:33 AM »
This is evil and I'll probably never ever have a reason to use it.

With all that said, there's only one thing left to say... COOL!  :up: