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Author Topic: IDEA: Counter request +1/-1  (Read 2180 times)

Brian_IT

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IDEA: Counter request +1/-1
« on: May 16, 2013, 08:48:13 PM »
Howdy folks,

Request/idea is pretty simple, just a +1 or -1 counter on screen with a 1 key press (such as [up arrow] +1 | [down arrow] -1) to make it go in the desired direction, while doing another task in another window.  I never use those arrow keys so they would be ideal for me.  (perhaps option of picking specific keys for +1|-1 is better)

Ability to save the status with a timestamp recorded with it (as a log maybe?) would be super sweet.

If going further, I suppose a goal box in options and some type of indicator when you hit it would be cool as well.  

Thanks in advance, I wish I could do this.

  -Brian
« Last Edit: May 16, 2013, 08:54:00 PM by Brian_IT »

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Re: Counter request +1/-1
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 08:51:53 PM »
Sounds like a fun idea for a snack to me. :up:

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Re: IDEA: Counter request +1/-1
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 09:14:05 PM »
I hope so, wanted it years ago and forgot why, and had another use for it come up recently and dusted off idea and here I am.   :D

I forgot to also request a reset button, but one that wouldn't be hit accidentally, like CTRL+SHIFT+R in hindsight, a little important feature.   ;D

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Re: IDEA: Counter request +1/-1
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 09:19:11 PM »
I don't have global hotkeys set on it and it doesn't count down, but is this something like what you had in mind?

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Re: IDEA: Counter request +1/-1
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 12:22:45 AM »
hi app103, interesting tool, but no hotkeys for +1 or -1 makes it more a passive tool, what I had in mind was very in the moment counting tool.

Definitely in the right direction though!   8)


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Re: IDEA: Counter request +1/-1
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 06:22:36 AM »
Hi, I came across this earlier while getting a key for FARR and decided to try something.

I tried to implement the requested functionality in a AutoHotkey script:
; Variables
; ====================================================
global counter := 0
global goal := 0

global counterText := "Current count: "
global goalText := "Counting towards goal: "

; ====================================================
Main:
Gui +AlwaysOnTop -ToolWindow -MinimizeBox
Gui, Font, underline
Gui Add, Text, w150 x15 y15 gSetGoal vgoal cBlue, %goalText%%goal%
Gui, Font, norm s12
Gui Add, Text, w150 h25 x15 y50 vcounter, %counterText%%counter%
Gui Show

; Hotkeys
; ====================================================
Up::
counter++
goto RefreshGui
return

Down::
counter--
goto RefreshGui
return


; Subroutines
; ====================================================
GuiClose:
GuiEscape:
Gui, Cancel
ExitApp

SetGoal:
tmpGoal := goal

Gui -AlwaysOnTop
InputBox goal, , Set the goal count:, , 150, 120
if ErrorLevel
{
goal := tmpGoal
}
if goal =
{
goal := tmpGoal
}
Gui +AlwaysOnTop
goto RefreshGui
return

RefreshGui:
GuiControl text, goal, %goalText%%goal%
GuiControl text, counter, %counterText%%counter%

if % counter = goal
{
Gui -AlwaysOnTop
MsgBox, , , Goal Reached!
Gui +AlwaysOnTop
}
return

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Re: IDEA: Counter request +1/-1
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 10:54:02 AM »
hi app103, interesting tool, but no hotkeys for +1 or -1 makes it more a passive tool, what I had in mind was very in the moment counting tool.

Definitely in the right direction though!   8)

It can be added though, which is why I mentioned it.  ;)

I was already thinking of adding a little more to it, for adding more than +1. From my own use of it, it's kind of annoying if you need to +20, having to hit the button 20 times. Even adding a hotkey for it wouldn't help that. While I am doing that, adding -1, hotkeys, and allowing for use without a goal can also be added. (that way it acts as just a counter, the way you wanted)