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#1 SMELTN

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 20:04

I am looking for a free full screen count down timer program for windows.  I need it to countdown from 10 days showing days, hours, minutes, seconds.  This is just a one time deal we are looking at doing at work and I am mounting a 17" monitor in our breakroom just for this 1 time function.  

 

Anyone know where I can find one? I need it to be full screen. I will be removing the mouse/keyboard from the terminal once its running and counting down. 



Best Answer Max Norris , 01 July 2014 - 01:51

Just a random thing I found via Bing, claims to work on 2K thru 8.1. Free lightweight version and a nagware version with more features.  Tried it in a sandbox, seems to do what it claims.

http://www.xnotestopwatch.com/

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#2 Marshall

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 20:11

Will this computer be connected to the internet? If so, you can always use http://www.online-st...reen-stopwatch/



#3 _dandy_

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 20:12

Do you have a choice of OSes to run this on?  MS has a Metro (fullscreen) alarm utility with countdown and stopwatch.  Not sure whether it's even built-in or not...

 

[edit]  Never mind...seems it can't go any higher than 12:59:59.

 

Though I'm sure there's plenty other such Metro apps.



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 20:40

Will this computer be connected to the internet? If so, you can always use http://www.online-st...reen-stopwatch/

 

It will not. Its just going to be a small thinclient (iGEL)  that will be running Windows XP or CE

 

Do you have a choice of OSes to run this on?  MS has a Metro (fullscreen) alarm utility with countdown and stopwatch.  Not sure whether it's even built-in or not...

 

[edit]  Never mind...seems it can't go any higher than 12:59:59.

 

Though I'm sure there's plenty other such Metro apps.

 

Yeah Windows XP or CE only



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 20:42

It will not. Its just going to be a small thinclient (iGEL)  that will be running Windows XP or CE

 

 

Yeah Windows XP or CE only

 

CE?  CE???

 

Please, tell me more about this device you're going to run this on.  If you're gonna run something natively on CE, I'm guessing you'll have to dig into some old online app archives, 'cuz nothing's been developed on CE in years (at least nothing that's been released publicly).  I've written a few apps and utilities for CE, and I'd hate to go back to that.



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 20:44

There's this page; I'm inclined to believe that once the timer is set up, it will continue to run locally, with no internet connection.

 

http://www.timeandda...ountdown/create

 

Edit: And I believe you'd able to download the code and run it locally, as long as you feed it the date/time (see the online URL for the format).



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 20:46

I am looking for a free full screen count down timer program for windows.  I need it to countdown from 10 days showing days, hours, minutes, seconds.  This is just a one time deal we are looking at doing at work and I am mounting a 17" monitor in our breakroom just for this 1 time function.  

 

Anyone know where I can find one? I need it to be full screen. I will be removing the mouse/keyboard from the terminal once its running and counting down. 

 

This would take something like 2 minutes to make in VB.net...

 

Do you have any programming skills ?



#8 Defiantly

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 20:47

Bigger question:  What happens when the countdown ends?

 

(Giving my best Jack Bauer impression)



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:44

Computer is Windows XP I just checked. 

 

We celebrate 1 year accident free at the company. 

 

I do not have ANY programming language. Thanks for the suggestion though.

 

 

Any other ideas?



#10 Max Norris

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:51   Best Answer

Just a random thing I found via Bing, claims to work on 2K thru 8.1. Free lightweight version and a nagware version with more features.  Tried it in a sandbox, seems to do what it claims.

http://www.xnotestopwatch.com/



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:50

Just a random thing I found via Bing, claims to work on 2K thru 8.1. Free lightweight version and a nagware version with more features.  Tried it in a sandbox, seems to do what it claims.

http://www.xnotestopwatch.com/

 

Yeah, I ran across this earlier and downloaded and it seems to work fine. Not the best looking countdown timer in the world but it will have to do. Smeltn and I are going to have make it work for now. Hopefully we do not have any problems running it on the the thin-clients!