"Always on top" isn't always on top


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Auric__

VanguardLH said:
Windows NT 4.0. You've been migrating that app from quite a ways back.
I don't have an install of Windows NT 4 to go look.
I do. That's the NT4 version of the old Win16 clock.exe, meant for people who
stuck with the old Program Manager instead of the newer 95-style shell. It
would minimize to an icon that showed the time, instead of just representing
the program. (The full interface could fill the screen, turning the computer
into an expensive clock.) It was quite handy... 20 years ago.
 
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VanguardLH

VanguardLH said:
There are other clock programs that do not require installation. You
could probably leave them on a USB flash drive (assuming they haven't
locked down the BIOS to disable the USB ports). I'm still using an old
FreeWatch program that you merely have to copy wherever you want, like
you do with the old clock.exe file.
Oops, nevermind. That's a stopwatch program. You probably want an
onscreen clock (because you never watch the one in the Windows taskbar
and lose track of time). I'm sure if you look that are are
non-installed (just copy) clock programs available. Any portable clock
app should suffice your needs. Since it's portable, there's no
installation.

http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-search..._field=0&lastupd_filter=0&results_per_page=50

Of course, you could just get a small LCD clock to velcro onto the bezel
of your monitor. Tis visible even while I'm playing fullscreen video
games. And it's "always on top" no matter what OS is used. Sometimes
you just have to think outside the [computer] box.
 
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Erik Vastmasd

I should add that I am still using several gadgets on my Windows 7
machine, so in fact I don't disagree with you.
Thanks for popping back and letting me know, I appreciate that, but I
have pretty broad shoulders and can take a beating in newsgroups. :)

I'm still using "Eudora" for email and it has been out of production for
several years. I still use "Chameleon Clock" for messages and reminders
and its last update and download was 2007. I don't use the Task Bar
clock function of Chameleon Clock, I prefer Stoic Joker's T-Clock 2010.

The only thing I found necessary when installing Eudora & Chameleon
Clock on Windows 7 was to avoid the normal install on C: and instead
installed them on D:\Programs. Also my newsreader "Agent" performs well
when installed to D:\Programs.

I'm using "Mozilla Firefox Ver 18.02" as my primary browser (a recent
stable beta) and it's got a few gadgets installed.

I first met up with Microsoft in the days of Windows 3.1 and Microsoft
has always wanted its users to install their internal programs and not
external programs which are sometimes better. ;-)
 

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