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#1 Bassplayer15

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:07 PM

I've noticed that i would like a clock that could stay on my second monitor so while i was playing full-screen games i could see what time it is. Now i've also wanted to dabble in a little bit of programming language so i really have 2 questions. 1) Would it even be possible to create a program that would allow a *clock per-say* on the desktop? and 2) What language should i use? or is it just personal preference?

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:12 PM

It is pretty easy to create desktop widgets for Vista and Windows 7 using simple javascript and html. It's even easier to just download one and use it.
http://widgets.yahoo.com/widgets/vista-clock-rf

Or if you want to create your own, yo can look at any that are available online and see how they do it:
http://www.gadgetsdownload.com/

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 04:27 PM

And you can also use Google Gadgets:
http://desktop.google.com/plugins/
http://desktop.google.com/plugins/search/?...clock&hl=en

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 04:34 PM

Or if you want to create your own, yo can look at any that are available online and see how they do it:
http://www.gadgetsdownload.com/


I'm assuming you mean that id download them and then look at the config files? (or whatever they are called). Also if i just looked up a few general tutorials on java would it allow me to do what i want to?

Thanks for the links in-case i cannot figure this out though.
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 01:33 PM

Widgets are not writtten in Java. They are written in Javascript, and yes, some knowledge of Javascript is necessary. :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:20 PM

Thanks for the help.
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