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Author Topic: Show brief message on screen  (Read 578 times)

nkormanik

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Show brief message on screen
« on: July 14, 2020, 08:03 PM »
I use a screen capture program from this site. 

Issue is: Not sure the screen capture actually happened.

Request: Small program to show temporary message on screen.

Time to show message: Around 3 seconds.

Message: Capture successful.

Any thoughts or suggestions greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Nicholas Kormanik


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Re: Show brief message on screen
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 08:17 PM »
Screenshot Captor has options to: 1. play sound on capture; 2. show system tray message saying when a capture is made.

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Re: Show brief message on screen
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 08:34 PM »
For some weird reason the balloon never comes up on my system.  Thus the request. (Possibly such messages/notifications are turned off by Windows?)

I want to use the "Invoke" the command (see mouser's screenshot above) to run the tiny program to show message on screen, say, for around three seconds.  Just to make sure.


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Re: Show brief message on screen
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2020, 08:36 PM »
(Possibly such messages/notifications are turned off by Windows?)
Can you try to bring up the customize dialog for Notification Area (system tray), and tell it to "Show icon and Notifications" for Screenshot Captor).

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Re: Show brief message on screen
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 11:46 PM »
Notifications are on.  Screenshot Captor not listed among those able to 'customize'.

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Re: Show brief message on screen
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2020, 02:57 AM »
Do any notifications work for you? From anything? If not, make sure you don't have Focus Assist enabled, as that will also disable notifications.

I manually toggled it on near the beginning of the year (thinking it would automatically disable after my configured "quiet hours" ended) and forgot about it for months before realizing why I hadn't been seeing any notifications at all on my system during that time. :-[

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Re: Show brief message on screen
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2020, 03:35 AM »
I try to keep off notifications in general.  But of course I want to see Screenshot Captor's....

Or, as stated at outset, a message that capture was successful.

It was wise of mouser to put in the "Invoke" capability.  Terrific option to have available.

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Re: Show brief message on screen
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2020, 04:35 AM »
2020-07-16 19_36_02-Screenshot.png

FYI and more.

Spoiler
notice.exe -extract:notice.ps1

« Last Edit: July 16, 2020, 06:02 AM by 4wd »

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Re: Show brief message on screen
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2020, 01:36 AM »
4wd, is that cool, or what.  You always seem to come up with good solutions.  My man!

Here's another little approach I discovered....

Screenshot Successful.vbs:

WScript.Timeout = 3
x=msgbox("Screenshot Capture Successful!",0,"Great news....")

Place the above two lines into a blank text file.  Rename text file to .vbs extension.

Place full path and filename into mouser's "Invoke..." box.  Apply.  Save.

Presto.

Screenshot Successful.pngShow brief message on screen

« Last Edit: July 17, 2020, 01:49 AM by nkormanik »

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Re: Show brief message on screen
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2020, 02:15 PM »
4wd, how did you get the .exe file?

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Re: Show brief message on screen
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2020, 05:41 PM »