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That particular script solves a different problem, i.e. disabling reboots.  The purpose of this program was to allow you to set your active hours to longer than 12 hours,

But what would be the actual reason for why anyone would want to do that, if not to prevent unwanted, unexpected, forced reboots?  :tellme:

To the best of my knowledge, answer #5 here, works well, and involves setting up a scheduled task that runs every 10 minutes and disables the scheduled task that is the automatic reboot task, after an update. I made only one change to the task, and that is for when that task starts running (at startup instead of some specific time of day set by original author).

No additional scripts, .bat files, or programs are needed, other than just importing this scheduled task, and manually running it the first time (or rebooting).

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  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
  2. <Task version="1.4" xmlns="">
  3.   <RegistrationInfo>
  4.     <Date>2017-01-05T04:05:51.0187432</Date>
  5.     <Author></Author>
  6.     <URI>\NoReboot</URI>
  7.   </RegistrationInfo>
  8.   <Triggers>
  9.     <BootTrigger>
  10.       <Repetition>
  11.         <Interval>PT10M</Interval>
  12.         <StopAtDurationEnd>false</StopAtDurationEnd>
  13.       </Repetition>
  14.       <Enabled>true</Enabled>
  15.     </BootTrigger>
  16.   </Triggers>
  17.   <Principals>
  18.     <Principal id="Author">
  19.       <UserId>S-1-5-18</UserId>
  20.       <RunLevel>HighestAvailable</RunLevel>
  21.     </Principal>
  22.   </Principals>
  23.   <Settings>
  24.     <MultipleInstancesPolicy>IgnoreNew</MultipleInstancesPolicy>
  25.     <DisallowStartIfOnBatteries>false</DisallowStartIfOnBatteries>
  26.     <StopIfGoingOnBatteries>true</StopIfGoingOnBatteries>
  27.     <AllowHardTerminate>true</AllowHardTerminate>
  28.     <StartWhenAvailable>true</StartWhenAvailable>
  29.     <RunOnlyIfNetworkAvailable>false</RunOnlyIfNetworkAvailable>
  30.     <IdleSettings>
  31.       <StopOnIdleEnd>true</StopOnIdleEnd>
  32.       <RestartOnIdle>false</RestartOnIdle>
  33.     </IdleSettings>
  34.     <AllowStartOnDemand>true</AllowStartOnDemand>
  35.     <Enabled>true</Enabled>
  36.     <Hidden>false</Hidden>
  37.     <RunOnlyIfIdle>false</RunOnlyIfIdle>
  38.     <DisallowStartOnRemoteAppSession>false</DisallowStartOnRemoteAppSession>
  39.     <UseUnifiedSchedulingEngine>true</UseUnifiedSchedulingEngine>
  40.     <WakeToRun>false</WakeToRun>
  41.     <ExecutionTimeLimit>PT1H</ExecutionTimeLimit>
  42.     <Priority>7</Priority>
  43.   </Settings>
  44.   <Actions Context="Author">
  45.     <Exec>
  46.       <Command>schtasks</Command>
  47.       <Arguments>/change /tn \Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\Reboot /DISABLE</Arguments>
  48.     </Exec>
  49.   </Actions>
  50. </Task>

Widgets can't be used when the application is installed on non-internal storage.
Interesting -- I had no idea.

I had no idea, either. But it makes sense now, since it had been working fine, till yesterday. I had finally figured out why I didn't have the option to move apps to the removable card, fixed that and moved as many as I could there, a few days ago.

So, perhaps it's a bug, that I was allowed to move ScoreTracker, in the first place?

:Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

Glad you solved it and I hope the calculator feature is useful.

I see you figured out how to set a custom title for the widget.

And I presume the "Reset all items" menu item is useful to you.


Screenshot of what I am using it for:

2016-12-24 10.44.58.png

This is what happens to my diet when my hubby offers to make me an omelet for breakfast. I never refuse one of his omelets.

I figured out what the problem was. This app does not like to be installed to a removable card. As soon as I moved it to the internal storage, the widget option came back.

There is no widget available in the list of available widgets, as if it's not a feature in this version. (v1.19 installed from Google Play, Android 6.0 phone) I tried reinstalling it, but still no widget.

The widget seems to have vanished.  :(

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday deals 2016
« on: December 21, 2016, 10:08 PM »
SitePoint deals:

There will be more deals as the holiday season progresses, and I will add them as they go live and cross them out as they expire.

DISCLAIMER: I work for SitePoint but I have not been encouraged or compensated to make this post.

Living Room / Re: Your Stuff Really Is Breaking Faster Than It Used To
« on: December 14, 2016, 03:42 AM »
>  "The error occured in the warranty period? That's not supposed to happen!"

That would be funny if it weren't so deplorable.  I gave up on HP a long time ago when they retired support for a perfectly good printer of mine.

I gave up on HP printers when they tried to charge me $20 for a single use contraption to clean "factory dust" out of a brand new printer that should have been clean when it left their factory. Apparently, failures caused by "factory dust" are not covered under their warranty.

I gave up on just about everything else HP, for a variety of other crappy quality based reasons. The only things I will still buy are the inexpensive off lease refurbs of their business class (not consumer class crap) small form factor PCs. At just over $100, they still make for reliable emergency backup PCs, with a long life expectancy. (example)

Marshmallow farming

Thanks, but it's no longer necessary. We were able to proceed with just us Windows users and the version I was able to compile. But I will keep this in mind, should I have a need in the future.

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Black Friday deals 2016
« on: November 26, 2016, 01:13 AM »
SitePoint deals:

There will be more deals as the holiday season progresses, and I will add them as they go live and cross them out as they expire.

DISCLAIMER: I work for SitePoint but I have not been encouraged or compensated to make this post.

Living Room / Re: Why Does Everything Have To Be Video?
« on: November 24, 2016, 01:13 PM »
I remember an incident with my printer, and an error that kept telling me to open the paper tray...the same paper tray that I thought was already open. Text based instructions were failing me, photos were not properly illustrating how to fix the issue, and I was pretty well convinced there was something wrong with my printer.

Then I came across this video:

Yup, that door that didn't look like a paper tray door, was actually the paper tray door.  :-[

There are a number of 32-bit programs and games from the Win95/98 era that came with 16-bit installers. If this works well enough to just get the installers to run without a problem, I'd be very interested in this.

DC Website Help and Extras / Re: All new posts being sent to RSS?
« on: November 15, 2016, 09:30 PM »
Actually, the 2nd RSS URL is for the blog and should not have appeared dormant.

The last one would probably seem dormant, not be showing any activity, because the URL is invalid.

Try them all in your browser to see what they respond with. The first 2 URLs are valid feeds, but the last will get redirected to the main forum page because it's not.

If you are looking for an emoji set you can add as clipart objects, here is one that I found: http://www.iconarchi...-by-designbolts.html


You should see higher up "Reset all visible items"

I am not sure what you mean by "higher up" because this is what I see:

2016-10-29 17.29.23.png

already implemented.  youll find reset option in menu.

I see an option to "Delete all visible items", but not one to reset the values on them to 0.

OR maybe better would be if you click on the actual score value, you get a popup dialog where you can quickly tap +5, +10, +25, +50, +100, RESET?  That would be easy to add.

I'd rather type a value to add to the score, rather than be locked into having to hit +25 and then +10, and then hit +1 three more times to add 38 to the current total. It shouldn't feel like I am trying to count out exact change for a bus. Remember that when playing a game the user will likely have to do this for every player in the list after ever round, not just 1 player, so it needs to be as quick and easy as possible.

How about tapping the current score to get a number pad pop-up to add a custom value, something similar to the phone dialer layout, with +/- buttons where the green phone button would normally be, to complete the entry? You could even put a reset option there, to clear and reset just the one score back to 0, without resetting all scores in the category list.

Something like this?

button layout.png

What about making it less tedious for games that are not scored in very small increments? I am thinking about games that can typically score in excess of 50-100 points per round. Nobody is going to want to hit that +1 button that many times, and if you have to click to edit the current value to score each time, it's going to defeat the whole purpose of using the app when the score keeper becomes too tired/drunk to think/add. Some way to click and enter a number to add it to the current total would be great.

And I too would like a feature that would reset all values within a group back to 0, so you can start again, without affecting current counts in a different group.

Add those 2 features and I'll also test it for a use case that would expand the target audience much wider than just gamers that need to keep scores.

N.A.N.Y. 2017 / Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« on: October 29, 2016, 05:14 AM »

Reminds me of that project that I never did. The one that I think inspired this one.  ;D

Welcome, MsDayna! Glad to see you didn't forget us, and finally joined the forum. Also glad to see your NANY submission. Looks really useful. :)

I guess this may need to be said, since there are some that may not know or recognize MsDayna.

For those that dont know, MsDayna is not some unknown person that just joined the forum to upload questionable software.

Those of us that have been in the #donationcoder IRC channel for a number of years, may recognize her from efnet, before we moved the channel to freenode. (yup, same Dayna  8))

I've known her even longer, going all the way back to about 2003, from #delphi on efnet. She is one of the few people in that channel that was never too arrogant to help a Delphi newbie. Personally, I'd trust her code more than I'd trust my own, since she is a much better developer than I am.  ;)

Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: October 12, 2016, 06:18 PM »
I am currently reading a book by a former employer. I had legal issues with him in the early 90's, related to wrongful termination and gender discrimination, and since I don't want him to make more money, especially at my expense, I bought it used for $0.01.  :D

I'd tell you what the title is, but as I said...I don't want to help him make money. It's light "educational" reading, chock full of anecdotes, targeted at small business owners. So if you are into that sort of thing, PM me and perhaps I'll mail the book to you when I am finished with it. So far, there is nothing really earth shattering in it that will help you make a million bucks, so it's a rather useless piece of entertainment.

Living Room / Re: Unjust Desserts
« on: October 07, 2016, 03:08 PM »
Ahhh, I see. Much easier to find free coffee with a search engine, any search engine, than to earn one with a specific search engine.  ;)

Living Room / Re: Unjust Desserts
« on: October 04, 2016, 07:58 AM »
And after over a year searching with Bing I still cannot achieve my laudable goal of a free coffee at Starbucks!

Didn't take long with Google to find the free coffee: http://www.usatoday....o-get-them/90727136/

It was 5 days ago. Looks like you just missed it.  :(

And while Starbucks did participate, they weren't one of the places giving away freebies to customers (just free coffee trees to needy farmers). Krispy Kreme was giving away free coffee and donuts, though.


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