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DrDca
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« on: April 26, 2008, 11:36:25 AM »

Hi Ian: I'd like to have better control over the timing of events. Specifically, I have an event (well, several!) which needs to
a) start once every 30 minutes at a specific time;
b) NOT start if a watch file is present;
c) NOT start between the hours of 0245 and 0330

While this can be done with the present system, it requires two entries (because of going through midnight), and it's a bit tricky to get it to start at a specific time (xx:02 and xx:32).

Any chance of improving this aspect, please?

Thanks, Cheers, Dallas
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008, 12:26:45 PM »

Thanks for the suggestion.

Correct me if I am wrong, but really the only change would be to have an option to invert the valid time range?

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DrDca
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008, 04:44:07 PM »

I'm not sure what you mean by "invert". What I want to do is have the event run every 30 minutes from 0330 of one day to 0230 of the next day (rolling through midnight). I can only see how to do that with 2 entries?

Also, I'd love a "run on computer start" option, instead of having to put it in the startup folder -- there a few programs that don't like being in startup! :-)

Thanks!!

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2008, 12:23:18 AM »

I was probably getting too complicated with the "invert" option. What I meant was instead of having a valid times range, is to have a "Invalid time range".
In other words I was thinking you would enter the time you did not want the alarm to run (in your case - do not run the alarm for one hour between 2:30am and 3:30am)
This was a silly idea on my part.

Removing the shortcut in the startup folder and replacing it with a "Run on computer start" option via the registry is also something I have been contemplating for a while now.

I see what you mean and agree with your suggestions.

To be honest though, I don't know how quickly I will be able to make the changes as I have been very busy with other work.

Ian Smiley

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DrDca
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2008, 03:35:18 PM »

I was probably getting too complicated with the "invert" option. What I meant was instead of having a valid times range, is to have a "Invalid time range".
In other words I was thinking you would enter the time you did not want the alarm to run (in your case - do not run the alarm for one hour between 2:30am and 3:30am)

Ahh -- that's a nice idea! So the program would run, e.g. every 30 minutes 24 hours a day minus the blocked time.  That would work!
 
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Removing the shortcut in the startup folder and replacing it with a "Run on computer start" option via the registry is also something I have been contemplating for a while now.

Yes and no - if the program isn't running as a service, personally i'd just as soon see it in the startup folder - easier to manipulate!

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To be honest though, I don't know how quickly I will be able to make the changes as I have been very busy with other work.

No worries -- it's not a critical issue! :-)

Thanks!


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