I am not a programmer but have a tremendous amount of respect for them. I am wondering how hard this would be for someone to make, as I searched around on the web and could not find something to do quite what I wanted.
I use a program called Telegram to keep in touch with family; it seamlessly syncs between Windows, Android, iOS, etc. When a new message comes in to my father's desktop computer, the little system tray icon changes to a "1" or a "2" or a "3" to indicate however many messages have arrived. However, while he is decently computer savvy, he often forgets to look in the system tray.
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Broadly speaking, I was wondering if it would be possible to create a small utility where you select either:
a) The title of a window
b) A system tray icon
Then, it would pop up a giant, flashing window, with text that you enter into a little box. For example, it could say "Check Your Inbox!" or "Check Your Messages!"
When you start the program, it would have a little drop-down dialogue box where you would choose which window(s) you wish to monitor (title bar) or system tray icon. For each one, you would select whether you wanted a medium or large text box/window with a large font to pop up, flashing, and you would enter text for what you wanted it to say.
1) How hard would this be to make?
2) Could a program be written to monitor *both* window titles and the appearance/change in a system tray icon?