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T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 21, 2014, 03:45 PM »
Do you think it would be enough to increase the font size and maybe also color it red,green or blue and open the about screen / options automatically on first launch?

Thing is.. I don't want to overload the misc tab :P otherwise it gets lost again... It's nice to have it inside the about screen if you know it :P

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 21, 2014, 03:39 PM »
the about page is the first page to popup if you open options :P

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 21, 2014, 12:08 PM »
did you know about the "Run at startup" option you'll find at the about screen?

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 20, 2014, 04:42 AM »
I've downloaded T-Clock 2010, extracted the files, opened the TClock application, clicked run and...nothing...I can't find it installed anywhere. It's not on any list of installed programs.

When I tried deleting the extracted folders it says I can't because the folder or file in it is open in another program.

I'm completely flummoxed. If anyone has a suggestion as to what I should try please let me know.

I guess you're running a 64bit version of Windows, but you've started the clock in the Win32 folder.... you need to run the one in the x64 folder...

Though the 32bit clock now runs in the background and easiest way for you is either to restart Windows, or kill the "Clock.exe" process using Taskmanager..

Sry about that. I will sometime redesign the folder structure so there's just one exe for both^^

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:52 PM »
Yes, those colors are dynamic.. they don't have any specific color... currently it's black for you, but if you change to a high contrast theme, it's probably not black anymore but white, greenish, etc.

The text on the color choice is simply the name Windows uses for them^^
"INFOTEXT" is the color of all your tooltip texts,
"INFOBK" is the color of all your tooltip backgrounds. Depending on your current theme/settings.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:56 AM »
Question: the three selectable black colors that have writing in them...what are the differences between them?
Oops.. didn't see that question... those are system colors... means they are dynamic, depending on your Windows style. (on 8 you might only notice that when changing to a high contrast theme or using a custom made theme)

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 13, 2014, 11:33 AM »
The "Quickies" should have the Calendar included^^ It's there by default...

Though, the calendar should show no matter what settings you use now... I've temporarily disabled the auto-hide feature on startup...
If you're using my beta, and it still disappears, it must be a different issue..

And yes, "Minimize all" isn't currently used by Windows.. at least not on Win8... but it fits there quite good ;)
"Toggle desktop" is also different, as it's originally named "Show desktop" or "Hide desktop" depending on what the current state is.. it's not easy to find that out, so I've simply named it "Toggle"^^

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 13, 2014, 02:55 AM »
"Cascade windows", etc. can definitely not go into a submenu ;) Those are Windows default, and thus should also be present in T-Clock^^ (by means, the original clock had them, so they are indeed related to the "tray clock")

I can't change the menu yet, not without an ability to customize it fully. Because otherwise people used to the old one would be lost. And even if I decide to put the Calendar there, it needs to be removable since the menu shouldn't be bloated with useless stuff^^
Everything below "Task Manager" is T-Clock specific, it's quite a lot already :P

It's also to consider to move exit,properties and refresh into a submenu.. I hope no one uses them frequently :P

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 12, 2014, 06:19 PM »
you have to enable it as well^^ Though it's called "Quicky Launch Menu"^^

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 12, 2014, 05:34 PM »
the calendar is already included into the quicky launch menu....

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:36 AM »
Not a bug, it's intended :P And to refresh the clock isn't that hard of a task^^

I do not plan to try to detect monitor changes.

P.S. in my first version you even had to restart T-Clock xD Luckily I decided not to start such things^^ As everything else can be applied on the fly^^

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 11, 2014, 06:06 PM »
using the same sized taskbar on both monitors isn't an option? So either all with small icons, or all with large?
Well... you could change the clock height from 0 to 1 or -1 .. it won't resize the clock to the taskbar as the size is then relative to the text height and thus "fixed". Kinda the old behavior and the clock on your main taskbar wouldn't be centered but aligned to the top and the other one as well (might look like it's centered depending on size)

But to have them all look the same and to be centered, all taskbars must be the same... though it doesn't matter if one is at the top and the other on the bottom... as long as the size is similar.

Again, I might add the ability to use independent clocks.. (will be fully then, also different font etc.) But adding the necessary settings needs some time... also the memory usage will increase as well as CPU usage (mostly only if used, using mirrored clocks or only one will stay mostly the same)
You can still disable all additional clocks xD

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:05 PM »
[...] So, the buttom of the clock text is closer to the edge of the display on the second monitor compared to the main monitor. It would be nice if we could adjust the clock text positions seperately. [...]
Well... I've thought about that as well... but the problem is that the current version basically only renders one clock... same content is then used (copied) for secondary clocks (and all secondary clocks actually use the same DC, so it's really only copied once)
So it's not possible to have these clocks independent.. though I can add that quite easy as well.. it would only require some more functions, not really that much more processing power if not used...

Though my question is: why is your second taskbar smaller? Even though I've used the lowest resolution possible for my tests and my main monitor is at 1080p, the taskbar looked the same...

I was actually hoping to disable my 2nd fake monitor xD It's annoying when my mouse leaves the screen on one side when I play a game^^

P.S. a tip for developers not having a multi-mon setup, just force Windows to enable a 2nd monitor and use Open Broadcaster to live-preview it's content on your primary monitor :P This way you can work with your 2nd monitor on your 1st in real time^^ Is kinda energy waste though, but works quite good ;)

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 11, 2014, 03:28 PM »
I just hope there are no drawbacks^^
I had a lot of trouble with it to keep everything in sync^^ And you can't really use taskbars of different sizes or positions... (though that's for performance reasons... could be added later on)

Otherwise, performance wise it shouldn't really make a difference yet... though most stuff sadly open on the primary monitor...

Stoic, you're using Win8 and you've got multiple monitors?

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:26 PM »
Installed in Windows 8.1, and got a block from the OS.. See image
Well.. I don't know how to get rid of that SmartScreen^^ Basicaly the only way I know is to pay a few hundred dollars to M$ and sign the app^^
But I thought it only shows this for manipulated apps... apps that once had a cert attached but not anymore^^

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:00 PM »
So there it is finally ;) Version 2.2.0#84

I've also added multi-monitor support on Win8+ As requested by Baegus here:

As said, this one is a beta now, it should be stable since I've tested it, but I might have overlooked one or two things... A fix for the calendar isn't really included though... will have to look at it sometime later :P

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 03, 2014, 06:27 PM »
well... I've told you (mixza-81) about a "hotfix" coming "tomorrow/today" and we wrote the 28th of August... well guess I'm "slightly" off :P
Problem wasn't the fix itself, actually that was done already at the time I wrote that post before.

It's because I don't think a hotfix alone is worth it, so I decided to take some time and do more... I had to look at the code anyway so why not do some more while I'm still used to it?

And so it happened to be a week.. or almost a week...

In the next few days (I hope not more then 1-2) I will put a new version on-line, but because of all the changes and unforeseen consequences, it'll be tagged as "beta" (as opposed to my previous "release candidates".. who never reached "release" status :P)

Upcoming improvements and fixes include those reported by:
mixza-81 (besides his reported regression, also one related to colors fixed^^ hope it's the last of that kind, it certainly wasn't the first)

The clock will behave and look even more like the default clock on at least Win8 (guess actually Vista+)
T-Clock should also be able to run again on 2000... though only tested on Win8 and XP (UxTheme isn't mandatory now but loaded if available)
Calendar also receives some fixes... but probably not the focus bug as I've tried to fix it before and couldn't (and Stoic Joker tried before me. I just made it worse thinking it's fixed^^ Well it was fixed.. but only if the clock wasn't running for a few minutes :P) Maybe I'll find it out anyway.. but I will only invest up to one day trying to fix the calendar focus stuff... but why not using the system's inbuilt calender, it's better anyway 8)

When the beta is out, I would like you all to test it thoughtfully because it's hard to track functionality if you're rewriting a lot and having problems with something not working right for days and trying to figure out what's wrong until you'll completely loose track and mess everything up^^ So stuff tested a day before might be broke the other day :-\
You WILL notice differences... and probably not all of them in a good manner... Basically you can start to re customize your clock from scratch because the clock is now smarter itself ;) So all your offsets and clock sizes go nuts. The clock should now stay centered at all times as long as all clock size and position values are set to zero (0) It should even more or less detect the correct color to use and also keep it on track.

TL;DR : well.. then don't ;)

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: August 28, 2014, 03:41 AM »
you didn't even ask for that code xD

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: August 27, 2014, 06:06 PM »
sry for my late reply... never got an email about new posts :tellme:

what was your "Yes, it works" related to?

thanks for finding out this regression, will release a hotfix tomorrow/today.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: August 18, 2014, 11:48 AM »
should work^^
Code: AutoIt [Select]
  1. #Include <WinAPI.au3>
  2. const $WM_COMMAND=0x0111;
  3. const $IDM_SHOWPROP=282;
  4. const $IDM_REFRESHTCLOCK=285;
  5. _SendMessage(WinGetHandle('[CLASS:TClockMainClass;TITLE:TClock]'),$WM_COMMAND,$IDM_REFRESHTCLOCK,0);
you could also try to use _WinAPI_PostMessage but both should actually work.
Also.. if this doesn't work, try IDM_SHOWPROP instead of IDM_REFRESHTCLOCK. The former should open options.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: August 15, 2014, 07:33 AM »
you could send the CLOCKM_REFRESHCLOCK message used internally.. it's defined as WM_USER+1
Send that to the child-window with class "TrayClockWClass" and you'll be fine I guess...

Otherwise.. sending IDM_REFRESHTCLOCK (285) as a WM_COMMAND to TClock's main window with class "TClockMainClass" should also work
like so:
Code: C++ [Select]
  1. SendMessage(FindWindowA("TClockMainClass","TClock"),WM_COMMAND,IDM_REFRESHTCLOCK,0);

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: July 23, 2014, 01:24 PM »
Normally I will post a reply here... I might also start to do that with all "major" changes...
Otherwise I'll do it at least as an answer to a bug report or feature request posted here.

You could also watch the Github page... I also thought about integrating a update checker into T-Clock itself.. will probably not happen though xD

And nope.. you can't bribe me for that.. sry... currently busy with other stuff and changing T-Clock in that regards might also take some time... sry about that. What color does your windows clock use btw? Is it still white or also black?

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: July 23, 2014, 04:32 AM »
I know about this problem and will fix that soon.. (a few weeks though... same for the Calendar problems)
And it's not entirely true that black produces nothing.. well in fact it produces pure transparency xD Everything else is also a bit transparent.. (that's why colors aren't bright), only white might be fully opaque.

The problem isn't an easy fix though... if T-Clock were to use the Windows theme font and color... it would be fine, but no way to adjust the font or color... it will render the same as the original clock then...
The current function used to render text needs to be replaced completely.. GDI doesn't handle transparency well :P So we might have to use GDI+

So I guess I will add a new option... to use theme settings using DrawThemeText or use our custom stuff via GDI+ functions or something like that... Default would be to use DrawThemeText then...

Technical stuff about it:
Windows Vista+ supports the use of full transparency without using layered windows. For this a Windows needs to be a WS_POPUP window... you can then draw in WM_PAINT with full transparency... while GDI doesn't know about transparency and sets the alpha bit to 0 (full transparent)... For compatibility reasons, Windows handles the fact and sometimes still shows stuff when alpha is set to 0 but color isn't black... GDI+ what so ever supports the alpha bit and could be used... same for functions like DrawThemeText which is used by Microsoft on the original clock.

Win < 8 seems to handle it slightly different than 8... while WS_POPUP works the same.. Anyway, 8 got some improvements on handling drawing and that like, that's one reasons why you can't disable aero anymore. It's not necessary :P

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: July 20, 2014, 01:36 PM »
well.. without "Close calendar on lose focus" checked, it should work^^ That's the only thing I know about that can and "will" cause this... Otherwise I can't reproduce that...

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: July 19, 2014, 01:59 PM »
sounds very strange^^ How do you open the calendar btw? You may also try to use middle mouse button or button 4 or 5^^
I don't know why T-Clock shouldn't be able to execute the calendar... the "hide on lose focus" feature could explain it because it can indeed close the calendar fast enough that you wouldn't even notice.. but you've said it's not related...

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