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Old December 5th 17, 12:48 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows10,alt.windows7.general
June Bug
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Default Simple Windows timer app

Sometimes I forget I have stuff to do in 10 or 15 minutes while I'm on the
computer.

Is there a good ten-minute free desktop timer app for Windows that you
already use and like?

Googling finds these
http://freetimersoftware.com/
http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/13/...-timerpro.html
https://support.toggl.com/toggl-desktop-for-windows/
https://chris.dziemborowicz.com/apps/hourglass/
http://download.cnet.com/Free-Countd...-75330413.html
http://www.howto-connect.com/windows...-in-alarm-app/
https://dan.hersam.com/software/snaptimer/

Rather than test every one, have you ALREADY done that search and found a
timer to your liking?

Which one do you use and like best?
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Old December 5th 17, 01:51 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows10,alt.windows7.general
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Default Simple Windows timer app

In message , June Bug
writes:
Sometimes I forget I have stuff to do in 10 or 15 minutes while I'm on the
computer.

Is there a good ten-minute free desktop timer app for Windows that you
already use and like?

Googling finds these

[snip]
Rather than test every one, have you ALREADY done that search and found a
timer to your liking?

Which one do you use and like best?


I believe there's something built into Windows itself (Task Scheduler or
something like that)? However, I use System Scheduler
(https://www.splinterware.com/products/scheduler.html).

Like my answer to many such questions, I can't say it's the best - just
that it does what I want well enough that I've seen no reason to seek
further ones. It does pop-up reminders (what I use it most for), but can
also run things. The pop-up reminders have a snooze button (defaults to
five minutes but the time can be selected from a dropdown). Runs on XP
and 7 that I've tried, probably others too.
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Old December 5th 17, 07:55 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows10,alt.windows7.general
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Default Simple Windows timer app

On 12/4/2017 6:48 PM, June Bug wrote:

Sometimes I forget I have stuff to do in 10 or 15 minutes while I'm on the
computer.

Is there a good ten-minute free desktop timer app for Windows that you
already use and like?

snip

Tried - don't need/use it but suggest

Program: Egg Timer
Company: BTT Software
Windows "all"
Wa (Donationware) (free)
http://www.bttsoftware.co.uk/

http://www.bttsoftware.co.uk/eggtimer.html
"What is there to say, it's a simple digital timer, on the egg timer
principle, counting down from a maximum of 100 hours, showing hours,
minutes and seconds. Options are provided to change the colour of the
display, and to force Egg Timer to remain on top of all other
applications. Egg Timer can also be minimized, shutdown Windows when the
time has expired, play a user defined WAV file or display a user defined
message.

Due to popular demand, Eggtimer now supports command line parameters,
which include the ability to start the countdown immediately, and preset
the required time period. For full command line details, refer to the
readme file present in the zip file.

Download Egg Timer v2.12 (10K zip file) "
http://www.bttsoftware.co.uk/download/eggtimer.zip

"No install is necessary to run Egg Timer, just download, unzip and run. "

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Old December 6th 17, 03:36 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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Default Simple Windows timer app

The date is 05/12/2017 10:55
She who is Susan Bugher said on Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:55:28 -0500:

Download Egg Timer v2.12 (10K zip file) "
http://www.bttsoftware.co.uk/download/eggtimer.zip


Thanks Susan,

The high price of freeware is the expensive effort finding the good ones!

To give back to the team, as always, here's my write up in my readme that
accompanies each software download that passes my initial test.

1. Download http://www.bttsoftware.co.uk/download/eggtimer.zip
and archive into C:\software\hardware\alarm\eggtimer\eggtimer.zip
2. Extract to C:\apps\hardware\alarm\eggtimer\EggTimer.exe
3. Add shortcut in Start Apps Alarm EggTimer.lnk

The software does not appear to phone home (I didn't check with Wireshark,
but nothing popped up).

Up pops a simple 2" by 1/2" tiny "00:00:00" GUI with four bottom buttons:
[Start] [Clear] [Exit] [Options]

And the ability to set hours, mins, and secs on the right.

The options can beep & pop up a message, shut down Windows, play a wav
file, or pop up a user-defined message.

The default bling & pop-up message is "The count down time has elapsed!"

It's "almost perfect".
What I love is that it's tiny, quick, easy, doesn't pollute the registry,
etc., and it has "enough" options like playing custom files and messages.

The only thing missing, which I admit, I didn't say in the beginning, and
which isn't critical, is that you can't just type "15" for 15 minutes.

You have to click 15 times on the minutes arrow.
No big deal because that is the *only* flaw in the otherwise GREAT choice!

Thanks!
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Old December 6th 17, 03:42 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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The date is 05/12/2017 18:36

1. Download http://www.bttsoftware.co.uk/download/eggtimer.zip
and archive into C:\software\hardware\alarm\eggtimer\eggtimer.zip
2. Extract to C:\apps\hardware\alarm\eggtimer\EggTimer.exe
3. Add shortcut in Start Apps Alarm EggTimer.lnk


Typo in the shortcut hierarchy ... see below ... fixed.

Archive:
C:\software\hardware\alarm\eggtimer\eggtimer.zip

Install:
C:\apps\hardware\alarm\eggtimer\EggTimer.exe

Shortcut:
Start Hardware Alarm EggTimer.lnk

BTW: It doesn't matter what path you use, but all 3 should all be the same.

The actual organizational scheme doesn't matter; what matters is that the
archives, applications, and shortcuts on all machines you use make sense to
you and that the 3 locations are consistent (the least important one being
the installation hierarchy because you rarely interact with it - while you
often interact with the archive & shortcut hierarchies).

That way, you *always* know exactly where everything is on all machines,
and you *never* (in decades!) need to use a "search" button ever just to
find your own stuff!
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Old December 6th 17, 04:37 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows10,alt.windows7.general
Mike S[_4_]
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Default Simple Windows timer app

On 12/4/2017 3:48 PM, June Bug wrote:
Sometimes I forget I have stuff to do in 10 or 15 minutes while I'm on the
computer.

Is there a good ten-minute free desktop timer app for Windows that you
already use and like?

Googling finds these
http://freetimersoftware.com/
http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/13/...-timerpro.html
https://support.toggl.com/toggl-desktop-for-windows/
https://chris.dziemborowicz.com/apps/hourglass/
http://download.cnet.com/Free-Countd...-75330413.html
http://www.howto-connect.com/windows...-in-alarm-app/
https://dan.hersam.com/software/snaptimer/

Rather than test every one, have you ALREADY done that search and found a
timer to your liking?

Which one do you use and like best?


Google made an in page javascript timer that I've used several times,
worked great.
https://www.google.com/search?q=google+timer

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Old December 6th 17, 04:51 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows10,alt.windows7.general
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Default Simple Windows timer app

On 12/4/2017 6:48 PM, June Bug wrote:
Sometimes I forget I have stuff to do in 10 or 15 minutes while I'm on the
computer.

Is there a good ten-minute free desktop timer app for Windows that you
already use and like?

Googling finds these
http://freetimersoftware.com/
http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/13/...-timerpro.html
https://support.toggl.com/toggl-desktop-for-windows/
https://chris.dziemborowicz.com/apps/hourglass/
http://download.cnet.com/Free-Countd...-75330413.html
http://www.howto-connect.com/windows...-in-alarm-app/
https://dan.hersam.com/software/snaptimer/

Rather than test every one, have you ALREADY done that search and found a
timer to your liking?

Which one do you use and like best?


I have a tiny and very basic one called AleJenJes Timer. Does the trick.

https://alejenjes-countdown-timer.en...wn.com/windows
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Old December 6th 17, 05:28 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows10,alt.windows7.general
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Default Simple Windows timer app

On 12/5/2017 7:48 AM, June Bug wrote:
Sometimes I forget I have stuff to do in 10 or 15 minutes while I'm on the
computer.

Is there a good ten-minute free desktop timer app for Windows that you
already use and like?


I have an really old but compact, simple program called alarmsimple.exe.

And Firefox has add-on related to "alarm" and "reminder".

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Old December 6th 17, 06:28 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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Default Simple Windows timer app

The date is 06/12/2017 07:51

I have a tiny and very basic one called AleJenJes Timer. Does the trick.

https://alejenjes-countdown-timer.en...wn.com/windows


Thanks for that suggestion because the expense of freeware is the cost in
finding the good ones.

To save others that expense, here's my log file for AleJenJes Timer on
Windows 10.

1. Downloaded from:
https://alejenjes-countdown-timer.en...ndows/download
2. Downloaded to
C:\software\hardware\alarm\AleJenJes\alejenjestime r.zip (89KB)
3. Unzips to .\alejenjestimer\
4. Renamed folder & moved to C:\apps\hardware\alarm\alejenjes\
5. Created shortcut to C:\apps\hardware\alarm\alejenjes\Timer.exe
6. Renamed shortcut & moved to Start Hardware Alarm AleJenJes.lnk

ERROR:
The program can't start because MSVBVM50.DLL is missing from your computer.
Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Since I already have a solution, this freeware failed the quick test
and was deleted.
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Old December 6th 17, 06:30 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows10,alt.windows7.general
Susan Bugher
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Default Simple Windows timer app

On 12/6/2017 10:51 AM, Thip wrote:
On 12/4/2017 6:48 PM, June Bug wrote:
Sometimes I forget I have stuff to do in 10 or 15 minutes while I'm on
the
computer.

Is there a good ten-minute free desktop timer app for Windows that you
already use and like?

snip

I have a tiny and very basic one called AleJenJes Timer. Does the trick.

https://alejenjes-countdown-timer.en...wn.com/windows


Hi Thip,
I like that one too. Adding more info for June Bug et al:

Program: AleJenJes Countdown Timer
Author: Tim L Winkfein
Install: (n.i.)
Windows "all"
Wa (Freeware) LFW (v 2.1)
http://web.archive.org/web/20060528021213/http://www.gonebowlin.com/freeware.html

quote
Description:
I wrote this for my 3 kids to use while taking turns at playing games on
their computer after they broke momma's kitchen timer. It is a simple
countdown timer where you enter the starting time in hours, minutes &
seconds and it counts down to zero.

Download: AleJenJesTimer.zip (89k)
http://web.archive.org/web/20060528021213/http://www.gonebowlin.com/download/AleJenJesTimer.zip

Installation: No install. Just extract these files to any folder and
make a shortcut to timer.exe.
Requirements: vb5 runtime files
/quote

Susan
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Old December 6th 17, 06:32 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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Default Simple Windows timer app

The date is 06/12/2017 08:28

I have an really old but compact, simple program called alarmsimple.exe.

And Firefox has add-on related to "alarm" and "reminder".


Each web browser on my computer does one web site and one web site only.
There are zero web browser add ons by design.
It's all part of my web browser security plan.

I realize that most people use web browsers for more than a single web
site, so your suggestion will be helpful to most, but just not to me.

PS: Yes, that means I have *lots* of different web browsers!

NOTE: Changed comp.os.windows10 to comp.os.windows-10 since it doesn't
exist on my nntp servers.
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Old December 6th 17, 06:38 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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The date is 06/12/2017 09:30

I like that one too. Adding more info for June Bug et al:


Thanks Susan for adding the info because the expense of freeware is that
each of us has to expend copious time finding & testing (and sometimes
fixing) the freeware before deciding which is the one to use.

Most of us probably don't need multiple countdown timers, so I summarily
dropped that AleJenJes Timer the moment I saw this error on Win10:

ERROR:
The program can't start because MSVBVM50.DLL is missing from your computer.
Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Do you get that error on Win10?

It could be just me because I never use the common hard-coded paths like
"Program Files" so maybe the software has a hard coded path somewhere to
the DLL?

The problem with freeware, as always, is the expense in finding and testing
it, so I dropped it like a hot potato - but it may work for others.
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Old December 6th 17, 06:43 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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On Wed, 6 Dec 2017 17:28:27 +0000 (UTC), June Bug
wrote:

The date is 06/12/2017 07:51

I have a tiny and very basic one called AleJenJes Timer. Does the trick.

https://alejenjes-countdown-timer.en...wn.com/windows


Thanks for that suggestion because the expense of freeware is the cost in
finding the good ones.

To save others that expense, here's my log file for AleJenJes Timer on
Windows 10.

1. Downloaded from:
https://alejenjes-countdown-timer.en...ndows/download
2. Downloaded to
C:\software\hardware\alarm\AleJenJes\alejenjestime r.zip (89KB)
3. Unzips to .\alejenjestimer\
4. Renamed folder & moved to C:\apps\hardware\alarm\alejenjes\
5. Created shortcut to C:\apps\hardware\alarm\alejenjes\Timer.exe
6. Renamed shortcut & moved to Start Hardware Alarm AleJenJes.lnk

ERROR:
The program can't start because MSVBVM50.DLL is missing from your computer.
Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Since I already have a solution, this freeware failed the quick test
and was deleted.


You failed the test as well.

*plonk*

fricken idyot

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Old December 6th 17, 06:47 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows10,alt.windows7.general
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On Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:24 -0500, Susan Bugher
wrote:

On 12/6/2017 10:51 AM, Thip wrote:
On 12/4/2017 6:48 PM, June Bug wrote:
Sometimes I forget I have stuff to do in 10 or 15 minutes while I'm on
the
computer.

Is there a good ten-minute free desktop timer app for Windows that you
already use and like?

snip

I have a tiny and very basic one called AleJenJes Timer. Does the trick.

https://alejenjes-countdown-timer.en...wn.com/windows


Hi Thip,
I like that one too. Adding more info for June Bug et al:

Program: AleJenJes Countdown Timer
Author: Tim L Winkfein
Install: (n.i.)
Windows "all"
Wa (Freeware) LFW (v 2.1)
http://web.archive.org/web/20060528021213/http://www.gonebowlin.com/freeware.html

quote
Description:
I wrote this for my 3 kids to use while taking turns at playing games on
their computer after they broke momma's kitchen timer. It is a simple
countdown timer where you enter the starting time in hours, minutes &
seconds and it counts down to zero.

Download: AleJenJesTimer.zip (89k)
http://web.archive.org/web/20060528021213/http://www.gonebowlin.com/download/AleJenJesTimer.zip

Installation: No install. Just extract these files to any folder and
make a shortcut to timer.exe.
Requirements: vb5 runtime files
/quote


Gosh! that woke me up. You can mod it as well methinks.

VB5 runtime for quick tester twits

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...run-time-files


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Old December 6th 17, 06:58 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows10,alt.windows7.general
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Default Simple Windows timer app

In message , Susan Bugher
writes:
[]
http://web.archive.org/web/200605280...bowlin.com/fre
eware.html

[]
http://web.archive.org/web/200605280...bowlin.com/dow
nload/AleJenJesTimer.zip

Installation: No install. Just extract these files to any folder and
make a shortcut to timer.exe.
Requirements: vb5 runtime files

[]
Note that last line before dismissing it.
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