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T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: August 04, 2016, 05:43 PM »
looks like you didn't download the static version^^
And you've downloaded the old version (since Beta2 is currently only available as a "static" version because AppVeyor somehow failed to pickup my release tag...)

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: August 04, 2016, 01:25 PM »
@THEtomaso, since v2.4.1, T-Clock shouldn't run the update checker until the user closed the Options on first start.
That is, if the user disables update checking (about page, first page to see actually) it won't run even once. Otherwise it'll run right after the user is done configuring, which should be adequate.

Anyway, I've just published the first bug fix release for the Windows 10 Anniversary update issues, get it here:

Create a backup of your T-Clock.ini (if portable mode were used) before updating to v2.4.1!
Or the Unicode change/conversion could break it and you'll loose all your settings.. (shouldn't, but we'll see) Please report back those problems and PM your original config file

T-Clock / Re: T-clock reviews
« on: July 26, 2016, 03:43 PM »
well... they used the old, or rather Stoic's, version ;)
So it's not looking that good to me^^ (especially since the first start setup got improved to have a more native look.. and not that weird single-line one..)

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: July 10, 2016, 05:41 PM »
T-Clock can be used in a portable way when you create a T-Clock.ini file (either manually or with .reset_portable.cmd)
Or what kind of portable did you mean?

P.S. if the context menu doesn't work (which usually does for me, even on Win10), you can also access the options by running Clock.exe /prop

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: July 10, 2016, 09:27 AM »
Biffle, Windows 10 insider version? Or release?
the insider version is currently quite troublesome if it comes to T-Clock :P

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: February 25, 2016, 12:24 PM »
did you want the text to be at the "top" or did T-Clock fail to center it properly?

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: February 24, 2016, 01:37 PM »
what he said ;)

T-Clock / Re: Time shift...
« on: December 31, 2015, 07:14 AM »
with or without PC reboots in-between?

T-Clock / Re: Time shift...
« on: December 29, 2015, 05:01 AM »
basically, your T-Clock was stuck at "Sunday" all the time? And it wasn't hard-coded in your format string?

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: December 04, 2015, 05:45 AM »
..but I DID get the feeling that discussing it any further would be pointless. :)
Well... you're not the first :P There have been feature requests or "bug" reports which I've been answering with “nope, won't do / not possible” and some are on my to-do or even actually implemented^^
Though I've meant what I said... I didn't want to add such an dialog as it bloats T-Clock and is also quite annoying... Yet I'm adding it to the "Options.exe" which means it won't bloat T-Clock much and all it does is to eat a bit more of your harddrive. I generally want to move all options to that binary, so that I could make them more fancy and stuff, without wasting memory and CPU for 99% of the time without options open.

My suggestion would be to start a new sticky thread for the latest download links.
You just want to increase my workload, right? xD

I appreciate the consideration...but we need to consider him, and his input on the transition, [...]
I don't mind eitherway ;) Though, with the subsection we've got now, it might be good to split up the threads to clarify a few things...
Guess that'll mean to split away the older stuff, so people having this topic bookmarked can keep it?

well we can split the subject exactly as you request, [...]
Well that's the point I guess... "we" also means that Stoic Joker could split it up himself, less work for you :P (or I could in that matter)

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: December 02, 2015, 06:32 AM »
1) well.. what about accidentally clicking the wrong button? I also have to include non-English people in my decisions (which might not even read anything at all)
There's redundancy right now, but it's so far intended even though it might look weird :P
Also, I'm currently unable to resize buttons because it's just a subclassed MessageBox (though I might add that if really needed)

2) Well... at least I want to know how much an update check requires... I know of a lot bad implementations that require ridiculous amounts of traffic for what they should do (though I can trim mine further down to about 32bytes excl. HTTP headers and TCP traffic)
I'm also actually not a fan of this "no personal information...." stuff... it suggests that it'll otherwise transfer this kind of information which I think is wrong. So I'll rather add a notice about what personal information I'll transfer, rather than putting a notice that I don't transfer^^ I want to live in a world that assumes everyone is good unless they say otherwise.

3) That's something I've really missed ;) Thanks. (though the message gets longer...)
Though I have to add the UI first xD Which isn't easy to squeeze in currently...
Lets assume this dialog is to be added, would a button be enough that says "configure updates" which simply displays this dialog again?
A bit easier (smaller) than check boxes:
"☑ Regularly check for updates     ☐ include beta versions"

Having said all that, i think people have become completely used to the idea of update checks, and so a pre-warning dialog like this is not strictly necessary [...]
I agree. But my issue is that I've decided to do an update check on first launch. Mainly to get firewall notices popped up and hopefully allowed so it won't happen eg. 5 minutes after startup, somewhere in the middle of the day or next day etc.
Yet it prevents people from disabling it before it triggers...
And the quite fast response to this feature up here showed it's still an issue.
Also, the popup notifies users before a firewall popup appears, which is good because T-Clock isn't some Internet related software and it looks a bit suspicious without a forewarning

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: December 01, 2015, 06:53 PM »
Hello T-Clock community ;)

I require your help but let me apologize first because I've re-read some of my own posts a while ago and I really sound like an asshole from time to time :P It's really not meant to sound like that and I'll try to be more careful about what I write to sound less aggressive and that like.
Might be related to my partially lacking English, but who knows.

Well, lets go back to my help request.
I've decided to add a question dialog regarding the update checker because it isn't really possible otherwise to prevent it from running before you had a chance to disable it if you really want to.
The goal is to have this dialog as short as possible to not be too annoying, and to prevent people from accidentally disabling update checking in case they tend to close every window that pops up..

So my current "try" looks like this:

raw text
T-Clock can automatically check for updates to ensure
that you're aware of the latest bug fixes and features.
This usually requires less than one KiB of data
and won't disturb your daily work.

It is recommended to have update checking enabled.

Note that you'll have to click "Disable" to actually disable it, because it is enabled by default (which means the other two buttons and closing the dialog does the same thing)
I've chosen this layout as I think it might prevent people from accidentally disabling it by closing the dialog, hitting the right most button or clicking the left most.. (a message box usually got "OK" and "Cancel")
But I've got no real experience or psychological skills to know whether my thinking is right or not.

What do you think? And feel free to suggest a different layout or text. Or correct my current one

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: November 19, 2015, 11:33 AM »
will be added once I've added the ordinal day number (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc) which kind of requires a rewrite of internal format processing

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: October 25, 2015, 04:24 PM »
[...] OFF BY DEFAULT [...]
Isn't an option at all. As software should be setup the way that average people don't have to change anything.
So update checking is opt-out and never opt-in as it is quite useless otherwise. Or do it like VLC, and ask on "install" but I didn't want to annoy people, so just opt-out.
Further more, it connects to Github, so not even a privacy issue as one could argue if it were my own server... (ok, it is using, not Github directly)

The update notification UI includes a checkmark to easily adjust the update checking (in case a new version is found and you're annoyed by the fact because you don't want to update or what ever....) but it is really just this UI... not the "progression UI" which can only be seen by manually checking for updates.
So yes, currently you have to be online to disable it and it wouldn't even work on Win2k and maybe XP (because of SSL), but it doesn't really matter otherwise^^ Just fails to check for updates, but will never show a prompt.

test removed as I've forgot to mention it actually.. But I wanted to^^
And if you'd read my changelog, you would see that I've wrote this fact down... it's beta after all (well release candidate / pre-release) ;)

Still don't know where to place the "proper" UI though...

Yet you can manually disable update checking by changing / adding a DWORD called "UpdR" to "0"
in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Stoic Joker's\T-Clock 2010" or the T-Clock.ini, section Main

Edit: fixed my post by "spoilering" the original but actually incorrect text...

Addition: well there's maybe one point you're right about... before anyone got the chance to disable update checking, it'll check for updates once... well I considered it to be not an issue because you've just downloaded it, so you're likely connected anyway (my care was mostly about people who are still not connected 24/7, so I don't want their internet to "dial up")
This is to make sure T-Clock can be / is allowed by the firewall installed (actually I could add myself to Windows' firewall, but wanted people to have control about it) so it won't popup during the automatic update check and might screw you up (like poping out of a game or something)
This is why it checks for updates on first launch and also to make sure people use the most recent version and not some old version someone hosted on their site.
So the VLC way got some points... but I'm still not sure about it (beside the fact that I'll bloat T-Clock to add this message window and some people might disable it accidentally)

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: October 20, 2015, 06:20 PM »
Well... I've tried my best to replicate this look using Windows' calendar control.. and I've enabled you full control over the colors. So what can be changed, got changed. The rest isn't doable this easy without writing my own calendar.
Though, the month arrangement could be more flexible, but it's hard to squeeze in the required options :P (as seen with the colors)

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: October 19, 2015, 01:57 PM »
new pre-release:
If I've missed anything, let me know^^ But all reports related to bugs, should be solved.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: September 07, 2015, 10:02 AM »
is there anyone who knows how Metro/Modern UI truly works and how a desktop app could interact with these?

Basically, Windows' 10 calendar is a rather slow modern UI app that doesn't follow any classic win32 rules I know of...
It's important that T-Clock is able to move that calendar to a different monitor in case of multi-monitor support.

I can't just wait for its window to exist, it's not enough to SendMessage() WM_NULL, it's not enough to IsWindowVisible(), it's not enough to check any style of the window...
The only thing that "currently" "works" is to check the size/position and if it's less than the desktop size (well, primary monitor size), I can move it (and it won't get overridden by a later call)

I suspect a window with the class "Windows.UI.Core.CoreWindow" uses some different methods to display and there must be some sort of IsWindowVisible() for these... It's ridicules how slow the new calendar is... I've got a loop with 50ms sleep in-between and end up with >10 iterations and often catch independent size and position changes.. that is: I wait 50ms, the calendar resizes, I wait 50ms, it then moves... Every desktop app would do this in just one step instantly... (and wouldn't even start full-screen to begin with)

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: July 23, 2015, 12:57 PM »
My signature for example :P
Or in Stoic Joker's original post under "Download Link" (the 3rd one, though he really should clean that up ;) Not that easy to follow for new users)

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: July 09, 2015, 07:01 PM »
IF such (ordinals) are added, please do it as an option that can be turned on or off.
of course ;)

PhredE, just to make it clear for me, it's "31st", "22nd" ? (well, anyone who really knows that is welcome to answer xD)
And yes.. I would write "11th", and not "11st" ^^

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: July 03, 2015, 10:53 AM »
basically an registry export of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Stoic Joker's\T-Clock 2010
Either manually or with such an batch file: (.export.cmd))
Code: Text [Select]
  1. @echo off
  2. pushd %~dp0
  3. regedit /e _export.reg "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Stoic Joker's\T-Clock 2010"
  4. regedit /e _export64.reg "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wow6432Node\Stoic Joker's\T-Clock 2010"
  5. if exist _export.reg ( echo exported to "_export.reg" )
  6. if exist _export64.reg ( echo exported 32bit stuff to "_export64.reg" )
  7. popd
  8. echo.&echo anykey to exit&pause>nul

But I doubt that your other PC will have the same problems.. If possible though, I'd like to have an export before and after my version... yet the later is more important I guess.

So if the error occurs, just PM me your exports..

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: July 03, 2015, 05:33 AM »
you didn't make a backup of your "corrupted" settings by any chance?
Compatibility with Stoic Joker's version was one of my top priorities... that's why it converts settings... (well, generally backwards compatibility... and "upwards" compatibility when possible..)
I'm also unsure why the clock might be empty... unless the "no-clock" setting was set... but it's possible that I've even replaced that setting (if custom format is used, and empty, no-clock mode will be activated)

So... it was really empty? Rather, missing clock? So you couldn't even click on it to open settings etc.?
You're sadly not the first one with this issue... but I didn't get that many reports.. you're the 2nd or 3rd... yet no one managed to make a backup of their settings before deletion :(

I had an empty clock once.. but that was on Windows 2000 because my current/old code wasn't that compatible.. the same issue might happen on XP 32bit.. but the deletion of settings wouldn't work in my case anyway... (it was a fresh installation in my case.. and it simply couldn't write any settings... so it's a different case)

I'm aware that I'm more than a month behind my schedule for my next release... currently the summer hit the place I live in... and I hate the heat xD But that's not actually the main reason... just the reason why it progresses even slower from now on.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: June 19, 2015, 12:41 PM »
mimo331, I knew about this "issue".. basically XP wasn't designed to draw a "hover" background... that's why its just a white rectangle with black border around it...
Guess I'll put a OS version fence around that particular code (though, it would have been good if XP had a hover effect..)

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: June 10, 2015, 05:04 AM »
they are linked under "Requirements" btw ;)
Or, you could use the static builds... but since you need those redistributables sooner or later, non-static should be preferred.

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: May 28, 2015, 06:17 PM »
I would suggest to just add the "th" yourself.. but guess you can't live with "1th, 2th, 3th" xD
Well.. guess it would be doable as a custom format.. though I worry just a little bit about translatability.. just in case it'll ever happen one day.

Does anyone else want days to be expressed like: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so 4th ?

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: May 01, 2015, 03:20 PM »
well.. 2.3.2 is still the current / old version ;)
Though I'll actually release a new version near the end of this month :P

With these fixed: (I still need help with the "time update" one.. as it works on my Win 7 VM as it always did..)
Colorizable calendar, new "Wu" week format (should be in sync with U.S. Windows' week numbering) and some Coverity scan fixes :P

Might want to consider running Streams.exe -s -d *.* on the release to eliminate [application blocked] security warning hassles. [...]
-Stoic Joker (May 01, 2015, 07:18 AM)
uhm.. that must be done on each user installation^^ If you're talking about "untrusted app, do you want to run?" thingy.. that's added because it was downloaded from the internet and you've extracted it with Windows' build in extractor...
Those hidden streams are only added after a download and/or extraction... (using 7zip for extraction for example is pretty safe)

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