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Easy Timer

#1 Post by dmg » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:31 am

A simple countdown alarm with some nice options. As far as I can tell it is stealth if you launch it with the -portable parameter. I had some trouble with it crashing when minimized to the system tray, but that may have been my computer and not the software. This app is in the early stages, and the author's to do list shows it may become a very nice little program.

http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1945

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Re: Easy Timer

#2 Post by I am Baas » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:52 am

Not only on your machine. Must be a bug.

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#3 Post by dmg » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:42 pm

Bummer. Oh well, if it is a prevalent glitch the author should take notice of it.

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I found this out last night and felt compelled mention it to someone. You can use command switches in a AutoHotkey script with almost the same syntax as a batch file. No more ugly command prompt windows when launching an app with parameters! And no more false virus positives from trying compiled .bat files either. :D

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#4 Post by dmg » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:11 pm

I have contacted the author and he says he is working on the glitch. He also said the next full release may add the option of launching a file or app at the set time. :D

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#5 Post by webfork » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:03 pm

dmg wrote:I found this out last night and felt compelled mention it to someone. You can use command switches in a AutoHotkey script with almost the same syntax as a batch file. No more ugly command prompt windows when launching an app with parameters! And no more false virus positives from trying compiled .bat files either. :D
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#6 Post by dmg » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:45 pm

I contacted a programmer I know of. He has written such apps as:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1941
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1935
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1896
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1895

and many others, all in AutoHotkey.

http://skwire.dcmembers.com/wb/pages/software.php

I asked him about creating a simple program launcher designed specifically to send parameters to the chosen executable. Within a few hours he sent me a functional application that does exactly what I had asked for. It is not suitable as a general purpose launcher but it will make testing some portable apps much simpler. I hope he posts some version of it on his site but we shall see. If he does I will add it to the database. :D

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Re: Easy Timer

#7 Post by SYSTEM » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:28 am

Eh, are the command prompt windows that annoying? If the batch file begins with the command "start", for example

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start application.exe /portable
the command prompt window will just flash instead of staying open.

In addition, PStart is able to send command line switches as well.
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#8 Post by dmg » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:51 am

There is more than one issue involved. Yes, the command windows are a very minor blemish. But if there is a superior alternative why not use it? And the app launcher designed to use parameters (currently named ParamRun) is intended for the occasional need, such as testing for portability. ParamRun is faster and much easier to use than typing out a batch file. You just select the app you want to launch, then choose the parameters you want from a customizable drop down list. I know that PStart and many other launchers can use parameters, but when you only need to use the parameters a few times why should you have to go to the trouble of setting up a program entry in a more traditional app launcher? :D

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#9 Post by SYSTEM » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:04 am

dmg wrote:There is more than one issue involved. Yes, the command windows are a very minor blemish. But if there is a superior alternative why not use it? And the app launcher designed to use parameters (currently named ParamRun) is intended for the occasional need, such as testing for portability. ParamRun is faster and much easier to use than typing out a batch file. You just select the app you want to launch, then choose the parameters you want from a customizable drop down list. I know that PStart and many other launchers can use parameters, but when you only need to use the parameters a few times why should you have to go to the trouble of setting up a program entry in a more traditional app launcher? :D
OK, I see. :)
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Re: Easy Timer

#10 Post by jaden » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:30 pm

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Re: Easy Timer

#11 Post by I am Baas » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:36 pm

@jaden

link here but could you start a new topic and not hijack this one? Thanks.

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#12 Post by jaden » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:39 pm

I could... :D

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#13 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:19 am

I was contacted by author of MP3 Quality Modifier and EasyTimer earlier, informing me his programs have a new home. As a result, I have updated both entries.
Dear Andrew,

I'm the developer of MP3 Quality Modifier (see https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1521) ...Someone has (rightfully) changed the website and download URL to something on archive.org as the official ones were unfortunately offline. As everything is back online again, I want to kindly suggest updating them to the new correct URLs:
* Website: https://zpired.com/app/mp3-quality-modifier
* Download https://zpired.com/data/mp3-quality-modifier.zip

Easy Timer (https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1945) could be updated too (but doesn't have to as the inspire-soft.net URLs are properly redirected):
* Website: https://zpired.com/app/easy-timer
* Download: https://zpired.com/data/easy-timer.zip

Thank you and best regards,
Kevin Schneider

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