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Does a clock app exist that has ClocX functionality, but digital output?



 
 
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Old March 31st 19, 02:41 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
arlen holder
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Default Does a clock app exist that has ClocX functionality, but digital output?

On Sat, 30 Mar 2019 19:10:06 -0500, GlowingBlueMist wrote:

Never used it myself but possibly DS Clock might work for you.
https://www.dualitysoft.com/dsclock/index.html


Hi GlowingBlueMist,

Wow. That's a GREAT suggestion.
o People like you are why Usenet is still a great collaborative tool!

*DS Clock worked PERFECTLY in my very first test just now!*
o https://i.postimg.cc/4N3gfwZz/clock01.jpg

And it worked perfectly in my second test, just now:
o https://i.postimg.cc/j2c5tTqg/clock02.jpg

While the DS Clock options are different from ClocX options, DS Clock seems
to do EXACTLY what ClocX does, but in _digital_ instead of in analog
output!

As per a post from "n/a", I gave the wrong URL to ClocX:
o DS Clock: https://www.dualitysoft.com/dsclock/ (A digital clock
display)
o ClocX: http://www.clocx.net/ (An analog clock display)

The main advantage (to me) of these clock displays is that they can be set
to display _any_ time zone's time, which is what I needed since my system
time zone is set to fluctuate randomly (using a script that randomly makes
use of the Windows "tzutil.exe" command).

DS Clock also synchronizes the system time to any given time server,
which is an added bonus (I'm not sure _how_ Windows system sync time
though, so maybe that sync is not even needed).

I like that it works with all Windows, even down to Windows XP!

As always, I wrote up an installation log, which I reproduce here so that
others can benefit from your wonderful advice!

-------------- begin installation log ---------------
Obtain DS Clock 4.0 (64-bit, 32-bit) from:
https://www.dualitysoft.com/dsclock/index.html

My screenshot:
https://i.postimg.cc/4N3gfwZz/clock01.jpg

This is the key advertising blurb...

DS Clock is a FREE digital desktop clock that displays variable date & time
information built from the format string.

The program allows you to fully customize its look and feel.

You can select any combination of date, time, and time zones,
insert any text, pick custom colors and fonts, set custom sounds
to play at the top of the hour, play real Westminster chimes, etc.

DS Clock can synchronize your computer's clock with Atomic Time Servers.

DS Clock is available on these platforms:
o Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit)
o Windows 8.1/8 (32-bit & 64)
o Windows 7 (32-bit & 64)
o Windows Vista/2008 (32-bit & 64)
o Windows XP/2003 (32-bit)

I saved the installer to: C:\software\hardware\time\dsclock\dsc400r-x64
The setup wants to install in: C:\Program Files\DS Clock
I put it in: C:\app\hardware\time\dsclock (next to ClocX & T-Clock)

The first time it runs it phones home (twice):
http://www.dualitysoft.com/t/dsc-install?src=dsc-install&version=4.0.0.2&os=10.0.17763&pi=x64&pa=x6 4
https://www.dualitysoft.com/dsclock/thankyou.html?src=dsc-install&version=4.0.0.2

It opens to the "DS Clock Options" form which has two tabs:
o Clock (pick any desired date format, e.g., hh:mm:ss tt - MMMM dd, ddd)
o Synchronization (pick whether to auto sync & the time server)

The default shows the "system time", which, for me, isn't what I wanted.
Luckily, it allows you to set it to a time zone, which _is_ what I want!

What's really nice is that the display itself is the most real time
I've ever seen _any_ formattable display, where it displays the result
literally while you type the text (seemingly at the very instant), without
so much as an "enter" command or "ok" button press.

This is what I ended up with using:
#085 ddd MMM dd == 5:54 PM Sat Mar 30

Although I kind of like this slightly longer format also:
#085 dddd MMMM dd == 5:54 PM Saturday March 30

It seems I can change the fonts & sizes, but for now, I won't bother,
unless it affects the fingerprinting in browser tests. If you turn off the
custom fonts, it seems to use the same font as the Windows task bar clock,
where you can set the text color and background as desired.

Here is DSClock in yellow next to the Windows system clock in white:
https://i.postimg.cc/j2c5tTqg/clock02.jpg
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Old April 2nd 19, 05:15 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Neil Turkenkopf[_2_]
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Default Does a clock app exist that has ClocX functionality, but digital output?

Hi folks!
I've been following this thread with interest because I've also been
searching for a program like this for quite a while. I already use
"Rainlendar" and it faithfully played an hourly chime for me - until a
Windows Update UNinstalled my Realtek sound program without warning.
(Strangely enough, I can still hear this sound play, but *only* when using
Bluetooth headphones!) Anyway, a BIG public "Thank You!" to Arlen Holder for
this great tip - it works great and I have my sound again!! :-D

Neil D
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"arlen holder" wrote in message ...

On Sat, 30 Mar 2019 19:10:06 -0500, GlowingBlueMist wrote:

Never used it myself but possibly DS Clock might work for you.
https://www.dualitysoft.com/dsclock/index.html


Hi GlowingBlueMist,

Wow. That's a GREAT suggestion.
o People like you are why Usenet is still a great collaborative tool!

*DS Clock worked PERFECTLY in my very first test just now!*
o https://i.postimg.cc/4N3gfwZz/clock01.jpg

And it worked perfectly in my second test, just now:
o https://i.postimg.cc/j2c5tTqg/clock02.jpg

While the DS Clock options are different from ClocX options, DS Clock seems
to do EXACTLY what ClocX does, but in _digital_ instead of in analog
output!

As per a post from "n/a", I gave the wrong URL to ClocX:
o DS Clock: https://www.dualitysoft.com/dsclock/ (A digital clock
display)
o ClocX: http://www.clocx.net/ (An analog clock display)

The main advantage (to me) of these clock displays is that they can be set
to display _any_ time zone's time, which is what I needed since my system
time zone is set to fluctuate randomly (using a script that randomly makes
use of the Windows "tzutil.exe" command).

DS Clock also synchronizes the system time to any given time server,
which is an added bonus (I'm not sure _how_ Windows system sync time
though, so maybe that sync is not even needed).

I like that it works with all Windows, even down to Windows XP!

As always, I wrote up an installation log, which I reproduce here so that
others can benefit from your wonderful advice!

-------------- begin installation log ---------------
Obtain DS Clock 4.0 (64-bit, 32-bit) from:
https://www.dualitysoft.com/dsclock/index.html

My screenshot:
https://i.postimg.cc/4N3gfwZz/clock01.jpg

This is the key advertising blurb...

DS Clock is a FREE digital desktop clock that displays variable date & time
information built from the format string.

The program allows you to fully customize its look and feel.

You can select any combination of date, time, and time zones,
insert any text, pick custom colors and fonts, set custom sounds
to play at the top of the hour, play real Westminster chimes, etc.

DS Clock can synchronize your computer's clock with Atomic Time Servers.

DS Clock is available on these platforms:
o Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit)
o Windows 8.1/8 (32-bit & 64)
o Windows 7 (32-bit & 64)
o Windows Vista/2008 (32-bit & 64)
o Windows XP/2003 (32-bit)

I saved the installer to: C:\software\hardware\time\dsclock\dsc400r-x64
The setup wants to install in: C:\Program Files\DS Clock
I put it in: C:\app\hardware\time\dsclock (next to ClocX & T-Clock)

The first time it runs it phones home (twice):
http://www.dualitysoft.com/t/dsc-install?src=dsc-install&version=4.0.0.2&os=10.0.17763&pi=x64&pa=x6 4
https://www.dualitysoft.com/dsclock/thankyou.html?src=dsc-install&version=4.0.0.2

It opens to the "DS Clock Options" form which has two tabs:
o Clock (pick any desired date format, e.g., hh:mm:ss tt - MMMM dd, ddd)
o Synchronization (pick whether to auto sync & the time server)

The default shows the "system time", which, for me, isn't what I wanted.
Luckily, it allows you to set it to a time zone, which _is_ what I want!

What's really nice is that the display itself is the most real time
I've ever seen _any_ formattable display, where it displays the result
literally while you type the text (seemingly at the very instant), without
so much as an "enter" command or "ok" button press.

This is what I ended up with using:
#085 ddd MMM dd == 5:54 PM Sat Mar 30

Although I kind of like this slightly longer format also:
#085 dddd MMMM dd == 5:54 PM Saturday March 30

It seems I can change the fonts & sizes, but for now, I won't bother,
unless it affects the fingerprinting in browser tests. If you turn off the
custom fonts, it seems to use the same font as the Windows task bar clock,
where you can set the text color and background as desired.

Here is DSClock in yellow next to the Windows system clock in white:
https://i.postimg.cc/j2c5tTqg/clock02.jpg

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Old April 3rd 19, 08:11 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
arlen holder
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Default Does a clock app exist that has ClocX functionality, but digital output?

On Tue, 2 Apr 2019 10:15:01 -0600, Neil Turkenkopf wrote:

I already use "Rainlendar"


Hi Neil Turkenkopf,
Thanks to GlowingBlueMist, we have good solutions for an external clock:
o DSclock (digital) https://www.dualitysoft.com/dsclock/index.html
o ClocX (analog) http://www.clocx.net/
where some people also use a clock that replaces the system tray clock
o T-clock (system) https://github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock/releases

It's strange you mention Rainlendar, because the _only_ problem I have is
that Rainlendar uses the _system_ clock, and not its own time-zoned clock.

That's too bad because my scripts randomly run tzutil.exe to rotate the
system time zone, which affects nothing adversely, EXCEPT Rainlendar.

It would be nice if Rainlendar used its own TimeZone just like ClocX and
DSClock do.

The main reason I'm using Rainlendar is that I have a privacy-based local
calendar solution that doesn't require the Internet.
o I view & modify the desktop calendar using Rainlendar lite freeware
o I view & modify the Android calendar using SimpleMobileTools
o On iOS, unfortunately, this basic functionality doesn't appear to exist

What's beautiful about this method is...
o There is zero need to put your calendar on "the cloud"
o You simply import/export text "ics" icalendar format files
o The Windows/Linux/Android calendar programs easily "merge'
o So you can edit the iCal file on _any_ platform (but iOS)

*Linux* non-cloud privacy-based local LAN calendar solution:
o https://www.rainlendar.net/cms/index.php?option=com_rny_download

*Windows* non-cloud privacy-based local LAN calendar solution:
o https://www.rainlendar.net/cms/index.php?option=com_rny_download

*MacOS* non-cloud privacy-based local LAN calendar solution:
o https://www.rainlendar.net/cms/index.php?option=com_rny_download

*Android* non-cloud privacy-based local LAN calendar solution:
o https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplemobiletools.calendar.pro

*iOS* non-cloud privacy-based local LAN calendar solution:
o iOS appears to completely lack this basic privacy-based functionality

 




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