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Old December 7th 17, 04:49 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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Default Simple Windows timer app

On 12/5/2017 9:36 PM, June Bug wrote:
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) "

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!


Write your own batch program and run it from an icon START "" "path to
_MyTimer" or from within another batch.
1. Interval set by variable "SET _INT=x" where x= s(econds), m(inutes),
or h(ours)
2. Length set by variable "SET /A _LEN=xx"
3. If _INT="" or NOT s, m, or h then batch asks operator to input _INT
and _LEN
4. If _INT= s, m, or h and:
A. _LEN NOT 0 batch runs
B. _LEN=0 batch asks for input
NOTE: Run from icon = 3 and 4B above.
5. The batch uses TIMEOUT %seconds% for the timing and the makes a beep
or other sound or displays a message when time completes. During the
TIMEOUT it could display blinking "." or another symbol to show it is
running or add " NUL" for no display.


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