Free Windows Desktop Timer
The Desktop Timer is a clock which counts down to zero and alarm which gets activated
when zero is reached after a preset period of time. You can use it when you work
on your computer and you boil eggs in the meanwhile or you are waiting for your
coffee to get ready or when you need an alarm to remind you that your lecture is
over or other similar situations.
The time period could be preset after clicking the "Set" button, using left and
right arrow on the keyboard, digits and "ESC". The period could be set up to 99
hours with precision of 1 second. To start the countdown press the "Start" button.
If the desktop timer is minimized as an icon in the system tray, 5 seconds before
reaching the value 00:00:00, it should pop up automatically on the screen and
at value 00:00:00 the alarm should go on and the timer should play once the
selected .WAV file.
The button "Reset" is for convenience only to set the timer at the last preset value
and the button "Hide" is to hide the timer minimizing it into the system tray.
You can maximize it back again with a double click at the system tray icon or by
calling the system menu by a right click.
From the system menu you can go to internet to download and test a new .WAV file
for the alarm.
To move the desktop timer around the screen you can "catch" it with the left
mouse button by the display. The last position of the timer and its last preset
value are saved in windows registry for convenience when it gets called again.
The application is very small - about 70K. You do not need to decompress it or
to install it after the download, just run it or control it as every standalone