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Timer application for Windows? [closed]

Can you suggest a good timer application for Windows? It is surprising how useful a timer is for cooking, meditation, and for even giving oneself a timeout while working. I am not interested in any ...
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Windows 7 is shutting down unexpectedly, according to the logs

Here's a message from my eventvwr EventLog (Windows Logs > System): The previous system shutdown at 11:51:15 AM on ‎7/‎29/‎2009 was unexpected. This is funny because I was wondering why the system ...
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What tool can give me a hourly reminder?

I'm looking for a tool, that can alert me every hour with a popup and a message (like "take your medicine..") I'm running Windows XP.
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When exactly does a Windows program pause running?

I have an app that needs to run for long period unattended on Windows XP and 7. I have it running on a remote machine that has LogMeIn installed so I can look at it from afar. The program has regular ...
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Launching gnome-shell-timer in Unity?

I'd like to have a countdown timer in my taskbar on an Ubuntu 12.04 machine with Unity 2D. My use case is primarily time management, for example "countdown from 30 minutes, and I'll take a break when ...
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What can i use for a Mac to limit each computer session to 15 minutes?

I had a software for my PC that was a parental control program, with the ability to set a limit on how long each user was on at a sitting, and I limited myself to 15 minutes at a time, with a 15 ...
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How to send myself an email every 30 min as a reminder

I'm looking for an app (web or not) that will send me an email every 30 min until I stop it. Why? When I'm working on a special type of support case, I need to update my clients every 30 min. So, if ...
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Can I wake up a MacBook using a timer?

I would like to learn if it is possible to wake up a MacBook (running Mac OS X 10.6) from sleep using a timer? Is there such a application for Mac OS X? I would like to wake up a computer and turn on ...
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What program could I use on debian to countdown the time?

I'm trying out the http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/ technique and I'm looking for a GUI clock applet to keep track of the time. I've tried timer-applet found by apt-cache search gnome timer but I'm ...
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How can I automatically take a screenshot of a website at a specified time? [closed]

I need to take a screenshot of a website automatically at a time specified by me. Ideally it would not be using my computer since it's not guaranteed to be on at the specified time. Is there some ...
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Stopwatch that can be syncronized across a network of computers?

Does anyone know of a program, utility, web-app etc, that can be used as a stopwatch to track/display the amount of time that has passed since the user clicked the start button? The utility must ...
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1answer
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Access 2003 VBA Form_Timer not firing during mouse drag

I want to catch a repeated 500ms Form_Timer event while dragging the mouse. i.e. between mouse down and mouse up events. The Timer event is firing outside of the drag but not inside. The reason for ...
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1answer
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Is there a Thunderbird add-on that prevents too much email checking?

I have been looking for a timer, a bit similar to Leechblock for Firefox; I could set it to, say, 30min, meaning that Thunderbird can only be on for 30min a day. The clock would reset everyday. I had ...
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Slow down clock/timer of a Linux program

Sometimes a Linux program requiring fast user interaction/manual dexterity runs too fast for me to keep up. Examples include video games and video players that don't let you control the speed. How ...
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2answers
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How to change PC clock speed for individual programs?

We have some older programs (no source code anymore) that run too fast on CPUs with faster clock speeds. I'm guessing that they were written using software delays ('X' number of CPU instructions per ...
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how to time a process in bash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Measure script execution time How would I time how long it takes for my script foo.sh to run? I'm looking for something akin to tic and toc in MATLAB.
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Can Windows 7, Vista, or XP notify me after 30 minutes, or at 2:30pm?

Come to think about it, since Windows 3.0, Windows 95, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, and Windows 7, does any Windows have a capability of giving a "beep beep" notification to me, let's say I need to go meet ...
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Utility to take daily screenshots of a webpage

I would like to have a visual history of my Tomato bandwidth graphs, so that I can roughly/manually correlate them with some other factors. Tomato can squirrel away the actual data points, but I'd ...
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1answer
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Shutdown / hibernation timer that blocks powersave functions such as standby

I used to use Vista Shutdown Timer to put my machine into planned hibernation. However, it does not block powersave function of my power plans such as standby after certain time etc. Hence, sometimes ...
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Measuring talk time

Situation: a financial advisor starts talking to a customer after starting a timer. When the conversation ends, he stops the timer and the amount of time is added to a log file with information about ...
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1answer
464 views

Pomodoro timer for linux that I can install without admin rights

What I need is a pomodoro timer (www.pomodorotechnique.com/) that I can use on a gnome linux (openSUSE) workstation that I use at work. It has to be able to show a popup notification so that I don't ...
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1answer
309 views

How can I measure the amount of time a process is opened?

I would like to keep track of the amount of time a process is opened on Windows 7. Is there an utility that does this? The process will be the process of a game or of an IM program. I want to program ...
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4answers
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How can I launch games so that while playing there is a visible, but not obtrusive session timer visible?

When I play games, it would be useful to know how long I've been playing (without having to remember when I started). Several solutions exist that provide session timers, but they are obtrusive, ...
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Shutdown Timer with Password Protection

I need an shutdown timer application that can run on Windows XP. I would like for it to require a password to cancel the timer.
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2answers
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Auto-terminate a Windows application after a given amount of time

I'm looking for a way for a user to launch a Windows application that will only run for a given amount of time, say an hour. After the hour is up, an alert window will pop up, saying "Program will be ...
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run script on first boot, and on shutdown

We are using a web based punch in/punch out clock at work, and I only need to double click two nice icons to send the proper commands to the server when I get to work in the morning, and finish work ...
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1answer
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Looking for app to switch windows on a timed basis

I'm looking for a peice of software or function of Windows (7/2008 R2) which would change the maximised window every X mins. So you would have one windows open for X mins, then it would switch to ...
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Booting laptop automatically

How can I have a laptop with Phoenix BIOS and an Intel 2010 processor automatically boot at a given time?
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2answers
130 views

Shutdown timer that turns off computer when playback ends

I wanted to know if there is a shutdown timer that will actually turn off your computer when it detects no more audio signals. Or if itunes/winamp reaches the end of the playlist. The timer must have ...
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1answer
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Export org agenda views periodically in Emacs

To export org agenda views in a text file for further processing, I run (org-batch-store-agenda-views) periodically as an Emacs batch job run by cron. Because there is some overhead in starting an ...
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Running an Autohotkey timer script when computer was off at scheduled time

The below script opens a file at a specific time via AHK. If the computer is off at that time, what should be the way to run this script ? #Persistent SetTimer, CheckTime, 5000 Return ...
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Timed Webcam Capture Program Win7 [closed]

I have a couple of webcams and I want to be able to automatically capture an HD image from at least one of them every X minutes and just put them into a folder of my choosing. I don't want any ...