Here's another request:
I'm creating image files from a statistics program. Total image files = 16,110. Time needed to create each image file = 30 seconds. Total needed time to create all image files (on computer off to the side) = 5 days.
I've minimized all the windows.
Periodically I right-click on the folder where the image files are being created, and bring up the "Folder Properties" to see how many files have so far been created.
Windows "Folder Properties" window is not 'dynamic' -- it does not automatically update as new files are created within it.
What I have in mind is a little program that shows a small window with the following:
--- Folder being monitored
--- Number of files currently in the folder
The font should ideally be reasonably large in size, maybe even user-configurable.
The 'refresh' time should be perhaps a minute or so, possibly user configurable.
User should be able to move the window around on the desktop, for optimal placement.
The idea is for user to glance over at the computer doing the work and see that the number of files in the monitored folder is steadily increasing, and will have an idea about total completion of the file-creation project.
Another approach would be to create within the "Folder Properties" window a way to refresh the information (button to click on periodically), or to auto-refresh it.
There may be other already existing approaches to the problem. If anyone knows of one, please post.