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Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ice60, Aug 10, 2005.

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  1. ice60

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    this is something i keep watching on some of the vidcasts i subscribe to. it's called Konfabulator and used to be shareware but was bought up by Yahoo who made it freeware.

    Konfabulator is a JavaScript runtime engine for Windows and Mac OS X that lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to. Widgets can be alarm clocks, calculators, can tell you your WiFi signal strength, will fetch the latest stock quotes for your preferred symbols, and even give your current local weather.

    http://widgets.yahoo.com/
    http://www.konfabulator.com/
     
  2. ErikAlbert

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    Well, they don't seem to offer a DIGITAL clock screensaver and that's what I want.
    I found one on this website, but after using it, I noticed that the screensaver disappeared without touching my keyboard or mouse.
    http://www.qwhale.com/
    Any suggestions for another digital clock screensaver without malware ?
    TIA.
     
  3. iceni60

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    hi Erik :) here's something, but it isn't digital, should be malware free too:
    http://www.vandog.com/loc.html

    here are some more. i haven't tried them, but i think they should be clean.

    http://www.cnet.com.au/downloads/info.htm?swid=10402747

    http://www.xs4all.nl/~ippeldv/worldclocks/clocksscreensaver.html

    http://www.tucows.com/preview/361008

    http://home.tiscali.nl/annejan/Screensaver.htm

    this one looks more like it :D
    http://www.terminalstudio.com/bc3d.shtml

    http://www.text-reader.com/screensaver/clockdemo.html

    http://www.7art-screensavers.com/standardclock.shtml
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    iceni,
    Thanks alot for your time, your post and the many links.
    I will investigate them one by one.
    It has to be a digital clock, I don't like classic clocks.

    You won't believe it but in my youth I had alot of trouble reading classic clocks.
    I have an orientation problem, I never know the right direction and I always point to the wrong direction.
    Even using a screw driver is a problem for me LOL
     
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    i know at least two are digital, this one is and there's another somewhere:
    http://www.terminalstudio.com/bc3d.shtml

    it seems to be a fairly common problem, i know a few people like that too. i hope you find what you are looking for, good luck :)
     
  6. ErikAlbert

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    iceni60,
    The digital clock at
    http://www.terminalstudio.com/bc3d.shtml
    wasn't good for two reasons :
    - when the screensaver was ON and I touched my keyboard or mouse, it didn't show my desktop immediately.
    I saw at least two other screens (one of them was completely black), before it returned to the actual screen on my desktop. Too confusing, but that's the way it works and there is nothing wrong with the clock itself.
    - the numbers aren't really digital numbers (a minor problem of course)
    So I don't use this one.

    The digital clock at
    http://www.cnet.com.au/downloads/info.htm?swid=10402747
    was very good, except that it doesn't show seconds, only the hour and minutes : HH:MM
    Nevertheless I use this one, because it doesn't disappear like my previous clock screensaver (qwhale).
    If I ever find one with the format HH:MM:SS, I will install that one.

    The other clocks aren't digital clocks and don't fix my orientation problem LOL.

    So all your work wasn't useless, because I have a better clock screensaver now.
    Thank you !!!
     
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    here are some webcams...
     

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    Wow Iceni, all I have running with my Konfabulator is Gaswatch and NFL Ticker.
     
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    WOW! :eek: That's pretty cool!
     
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    One other digital clock you could look at -- it's not a screen-saver, just sits down in the tooltray -- is TClockEx (freeware), which I've used for years on a number of systems. Mostly it just "formats" the display of the standard system clock, but it gives you a huge variety of choices in how (and what) it displays, including if you like available memory/resources.

    I want day of the week and date displayed along with the time, which it does quite nicely. My setup for the clock is "ddd, MMM d/yyyy h:mm:ss tt" (without the quotes) -- if you don't like that, the "Format elements" tab gives a quite good listing of how to get what you do want.
     
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