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Author Topic: Super Simple "Alarm Clock"  (Read 704 times)

nkormanik

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Super Simple "Alarm Clock"
« on: October 23, 2017, 12:48 AM »
Surprisingly coming up short.  Seems inexplicable, huh.

Suppose your friend writes you, "Call me at 2pm."

Let's say the time is now 11am.

For a timer I really like Skwire-suggested SnapTimer.  I use it all the time for this and that.  If I decide to use SnapTimer, I subtract, 2pm minus 11am.  Put 3 hours into the countdown timer.

Let's suppose that I get around to loading SnapTimer ten minutes later than 11am.  So..., 2pm minus..., uh, 11:10, let's see, that would be 2 hours and 50 minutes.  Oops, another minute has gone by, so, 2 hours, 49 minutes.  Countdown away.

In the present case, it would be better if I could directly input 2pm.  At 2pm some indicator comes up on screen.  Presto.

That would call for a very simple ALARM CLOCK.

Lots of alarm clocks out there.  And they are loaded with bells and whistles to the hilt.  Very unfriendly, all.

What would seem the easiest most efficient way of doing what needs to be done?  Double-click icon.  2pm.  Okay.  Done.

Thanks folks!

Nicholas Kormanik


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Re: Super Simple "Alarm Clock"
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 02:25 AM »
Easiest and most efficient way to do this?

Got an Android or iOS device?

"OK Google/Hey Siri, set alarm for 2PM." Done.

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Re: Super Simple "Alarm Clock"
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 07:12 AM »
Easiest and most efficient way to do this?

Got an Android or iOS device?

"OK Google/Hey Siri, set alarm for 2PM." Done.

Also, if you have a Google Home or Alexa (or Bixby).  You can do the same thing.  It's been the biggest revelation for me.

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Re: Super Simple "Alarm Clock"
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 05:32 PM »
Win 10 Cortana, too.

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Re: Super Simple "Alarm Clock"
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 07:45 PM »
Try AlarmClock - just enter a time and a message to set an alarm! :)

A very simple alarm clock, I think it works with both 24 hour and am/pm system settings.

AlarmClock.jpgSuper Simple "Alarm Clock"
« Last Edit: November 03, 2017, 03:34 PM by skrommel »

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Re: Super Simple "Alarm Clock"
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017, 02:17 AM »
Wow, skrommel, exactly as requested.  Perfect.  Best, quickest alarm I've seen.  Totally intuitive.  Wonderful job.

Thank you so much!

Skwire, another one done.

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Re: Super Simple "Alarm Clock"
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 08:28 AM »
This of interest to me, but:

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AlarmClock.ahk
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Error:  Parameter #2 invalid.

Specifically: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International

   Line#
   009: Menu,Tray,NoStandard
   010: Menu,Tray,Add,AlarmClock,SHOW
   011: Menu,Tray,Add,&Exit,EXIT
   012: Menu,Tray,Default,AlarmClock
   013: Menu,Tray,Click,1
   014: Menu,Tray,Tip,AlarmClock
   016: use24 = 0
--->   017: RegRead,timeformat,HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International,sTimeFormat

The program will exit.
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OK   
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Windows 7 x64
Clock set to yyyy-MM-dd

skrommel

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Re: Super Simple "Alarm Clock"
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 03:03 PM »
Try now, @tomos, your AutoHotkey is too old! :)

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Re: Super Simple "Alarm Clock"
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 03:14 PM »
Try now, @tomos, your AutoHotkey is too old! :)

ah, okay, should have thought of that :-[
will try it tomorrow :up: