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T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 05, 2013, 01:42 PM »
I've got a real calendar for that. ;-) (Palm Desktop *cough* - don't have much time to replace it but I'm at it...)

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: August 28, 2013, 04:09 PM »
As for the "close on second click": If your problem is that the calendar window loses focus when clicking the taskbar, then there's a common solution for you. Remember the time when the calendar window lost focus, and count the time until the mouse button was pressed (not clicked, which includes the release) on the taskbar item. If it's shorter than a few milliseconds, the calendar was still focused just ago. In this case, you can close it again.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: June 20, 2013, 02:21 AM »
Why not set your computer's time zone to UTC instead of your local time zone? So it would be consistent with every other appearance of a clock in the system.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: June 04, 2013, 01:30 PM »
The source code is now up:

The download archive isn't all as lucky. GitHub has discontinued the file download feature, because it was confusing as they say. Too bad, it served me well. I'm currently trying the Google Drive hosting, but it has been proven to be complicated to handle in the past. Plus it's not really part of the repository so that other contributors could replace it... Maybe I'll just include it in the source code repository as well.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: June 04, 2013, 07:22 AM »
Alright, so from a licensing perspective, either BSD (or the similar MIT) licence or Public Domain would be appropriate. BSD/MIT require keeping any existing author/copyright notices but allow everything else. Public Domain should actually allow everything with no restriction whatsoever. BSD/MIT are very common among open-source projects with a very liberal licence, and Public Domain is for instance used by the very popular SQLite project.

As for GitHub, I actually wouldn't need to maintain "my branch" of T-Clock. (I'm just a user who wants to see it working...) My idea was to find a place for the latest version of the code for every contributor to contribute to and hence for every interested user to get it from. I've seen three current contributors so far, one being you and the other two being the most recent patch commenters in this forum. I don't see myself as one of them so far. It would of course be most useful if everybody had access to this one location and GitHub could be it. (There are sure other sites like CodePlex and you name it, but my personal experience is limited to GitHub. Also, I'm not fully aware of how multi-contributor cooperation really truly works with GitHub, but at least one repository is certainly a start for it.)

Long story short, I'll just create a repo there, upload my latest build of it and publish the URL. You could then also use that link for this site and we'll see how it goes with further contributions and patches. No obligations at all.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: May 04, 2013, 05:49 AM »
If you like, I can add the link to your build to the first post so it's easier for people to find...else it might get lost back here on page 19.
-Stoic Joker (May 03, 2013, 07:20 PM)

I have nothing against it, but this link is temporary so it may disappear some time in the future, either when it's replaced by a newer version or somebody else publishes a better one...

I'm not sure about your source code licence, I haven't found any information about it. I could put up a repository on Github and also upload current source builds there. That would be a more "suitable" location for such things. (I wouldn't want to setup a real project page on my dev website because it's not my project.) But I couldn't really maintain the code, just update it from other locations and integrate ready patches. How do you manage your source code? Could you work with a Github repository as well? (It could save you from data loss as well... :))

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: May 03, 2013, 02:07 PM »
Thank you Henrik for this patch. It was sitting in my inbox for a long time but I finally got around to apply it the build 98 and make a new build of it. I'm now testing it, which obviously may take a few days (and then some more years...). I've just put all three - Wi, Wm and Ww - in two rows to see when they differ.

In case anybody is interested, I've uploaded my build here:

It's basically the original build 98, upgraded for Visual Studio 2010, with the patch above applied. The archive contains all files from the Release directory that don't look like compiler stuff.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: January 24, 2013, 04:51 AM »
Windows 7 here.
I'm using the time format:
Wm   = ISO Numeric Week-Of-Year – Starting Monday.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: January 24, 2013, 04:15 AM »
Although I do not use the built-in calendar have a look at T-Clock 2010\Properties\Miscellaneous - Calendar: First Week of Year (Change to 1.)
-pilgrim-online (January 24, 2013, 04:02 AM)
It doesn't change the week number displayed in the main clock. I don't use the calendar, there's other solutions for that. I just keep the current week number displayed near the date and time. Right now it says "3" but it's actually already "4".

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: January 24, 2013, 01:32 AM »
Since this year I have a problem that the weeknumber displayed in my tray lags 1 week behind the week number displayed in the calender, which is correct. The years before 2013 this was ok!
Oh, you're right, same here. Didn't even notice, not even when the year started on Tuesday with week 0...

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: November 13, 2012, 08:42 AM »
Does Total Commander offer multiple ways to start processes? Altap Salamander has some workaround option for that which I've never used. They use a separate process or so to start applications. Maybe TClock cannot be run from a console process, I've never tried that. (Wild speculation: Maybe when the console host is closed, TClock loses its stdout stream and writing to it blocks. Not that it should write something to it...)

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: November 12, 2012, 10:50 AM »
t42, the archive already contains executable files, in the directory "Release". I've just noticed that while building it here and looking for the actual build result in that complicated directory structure. I didn't find the download anymore, though, so you'd have to search for that if you don't already have it. (I've downloaded it 2 weeks ago and can't remember from where exactly.)

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: November 10, 2012, 08:27 AM »
I've just tried it with a clean Windows 8 Pro x86, and build 95 works with no problem. Seems to behave exactly like on Windows 7. t42, did you try deactivating other apps to find if one of them may be interfering with TClock?

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: November 02, 2012, 03:21 AM »
Where do those N versions actually come from? Here in Germany I could best imagine such crippleware-by-law, but I've never seen one.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: October 31, 2012, 05:12 PM »
I took a quick try on the font rendering issue today. I replaced the TextOut function call by DrawThemeTextEx which is supposed to paint text on glass surfaces. But the API is highly different. Not only the layouting works differntly, it also requires a Unicode string as opposed to the plain ANSI char* used in the programme. These are obstacles that I cannot easily pass. My C++ skills are too limited, not to mention even more ancient C. If somebody could explain me how to replace TextOut with DrawThemeTextEx correctly, I could possibly make it work. Until now, I only see some random pixels, and for some time, my TClock build won't respond and eventually crash Explorer. Guess I should restart Windows first.

Update: I should restart Explorer correctly. Integrity level Low and High are both wrong, it must be Medium. (Using Process Hacker) This is a bit more complicated to run as, but it works. Then TClock (and all other applications...) works correctly again.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: July 19, 2012, 01:46 PM »
Ah, that you mean. I had erroneously imagined ironic tags around your post. ;-) Well, I think I could take a look at the source anyway, just out of curiosity how such things are done at all.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: July 19, 2012, 09:12 AM »
Damn, too late... I didn't expect anything I need to know in those 17 pages and then this... Alright, so it seems I need to look into it myself. Anyway, glad the source code is available, I'll see if I can get it to work. Thanks for the hint, mouser. I might have waited in vain here.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: July 19, 2012, 09:04 AM »
First post here. First of all, Thank you for this great tool! I've been using its predecessors for a long time already and upgraded from your 2006 version to the latest today.

I have two comments for now. First, there seems to be an issue with the text rendering in Windows 7 Aero Glass theme. I've set the font to Segoe UI Regular 9pt, the standard UI font seen almost everywhere in Win7. With the text colour of white (#ffffff), the font looks too bold and has colour fringes (coming from somehow inproperly drawn ClearType text). This is much improved with a colour of silver (light grey), but the text also seems not as bright. Interestingly, when setting the colour to black, the text is invisible and a strange shadow of it is in its place.

Second, while I like the idea of turning the monitor off when the computer is locked, this should be a bit improved. Instead of immediately turning the monitor off, there should be a slight delay of maybe 10-30 seconds so that I can see that the computer is actually locked. Then, when somebody moves the mouse or something happens and the monitor wakes up, it should turn off again after a short time of inactivity. I've written such a behaviour in an older tool of mine which I'm using on WinXP, but my method is broken and has side effects. And I wouldn't need to rework it if other tools that I regularly use already do that. :-)

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