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Cursor Time

2006-11-21 20:14  i891  freeware  [permalink]

[CTime icon]Download: CTime.zip ~224KB
CTime stands for Cursor Time and is a clock that follows your cursor around the screen.

FAQ

How do I install CTime
The zip file contains the executable, extract it to a new directory (preferrably named "CTime") in a suitable location (like "C:\Program Files"). If you want to have CTime start when you start Windows, create a shortcut and store it in the 'Startup" folder of your Start Menu.
What is the blue arrow for?
The blue arrow shows the position into the current week. It starts on top on monday and is at the bottom wednesday at noon.
Why doesn't the minute/hour arrow skip to the next position when the minute/hour is up?
Hour, minute and week arrows move gradually, moving half the distance if half of the time passes.
Why does the second arrow do skip per second, then?
I tried to show the second arrow gradually also, and the rate it moves at depends on the current load of the computer, and may result in an uneven, possibly disturbing rate, which might distract you more than the somewhat natural rate of once per second does.
Can I change the colours of the arrows?
Not yet, but if I add a settings dialog this will be an option there.
Can I change the position of the clock relative to the cursor?
Not yet, but if I add a settings dialog this will be an option there.
Can I change the size of the clock?
Not yet, but if I add a settings dialog this will be an option there.
How do I close CTime?
For now, open the Windows Task Manager and end the "CTime.exe" process. If I add a settings dialog, I will add an Exit or Close option also. Optionally I'll add a tray-icon, but we already have a lot of those, haven't we?
Can the clock also display the current rate of my favorite stock options?
No, the clock displays the time for now. But if you can show me a way to get to live stock data, please let me know and I'll have a look. See also next item.
Can the clock also display my current health state in my favourite MMO-RPG?
No, the clock displays the time for now. But keep the good idea's coming. If you're a bit of a developer, have a look at the COM API the CTime.exe exposes (use the CTime.CTimeClock object and implement the ICTimeArrowValueProvider interface)