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Discussion in 'The Family Room' started by drakky, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Benslights

    Benslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator

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    thanks Drakky transparent worked.

    now to add the count down to Christmas lights but that can wait for a week.
     
  2. Christmas in the Shire

    Christmas in the Shire Apprentice Elf

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    Anyone thought of making this a windows 7 gadget for the desktop? Can you make it the wallpaper for the desktop?
    Would be interested in that!

    Craig (Shire)
     
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    drakky Full Time Elf

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    Sorry there's a small problem with the flash file in the Until Light swf file seems it's caching the set time.xml and not updating , I've done a small fix but you now have to set the year in the xml file which isn't that big a problem, the download and instructions have been updated.
    demo here

    http://drakkar-web.com/lights/

    sorry Craig I don't know how to make win 7 gadgets
     
  4. battle79

    battle79 Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    Love the idea of the gadget, except for the major security vunrability in win gadgets that microsoft has stated they will never fix, as it's not a core feature, and they have moved on to a new operating system. Current advise from microsoft is to totally disable gadgets from windows features in control panel.
    Sucks cause I like have HHD available space, and CPU & GPU temp & usage available in a neet package.

    Maybe we could make an active tile in Win8.

    Cheers,
    Rowan
     
  5. lizardking

    lizardking IT IS STILL ALL BENS FAULT

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    i dont know if i have missed it in the previous posts but does anyone know if there is a timer that could be run on a matrix to count down to christmas from lights on , on the 1st or december i was thinking of running a timer on a small matrix and having it run from dusk till dawn everyday in december or if anyone knows of how to sequence a timer on a matrix
     
  6. grahami2006

    grahami2006 Full Time Elf

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    If you are running vixen 3 have a look at the thread about vixen messaging. Geoff has included a text for countdown and in preview it works really well.
     
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    bluzervic 65,768 Channels, 185 Universes

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    who needs a countdown clock :eek: When you have Chatbot :D


    -Blu
     
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    So True Bluzervic, Chatbot keeps me up to date.
     

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