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GBIC >> Freeware >> gbTimer Help

gbTimer - Online Help

This page provides the latest online Help information for gbTimer. gbTimer is a freeware program which provides an extremely easy-to-use timer with the built-in ability sound an audible alarm and to start an application at the end of the countdown. A wide variety of user options are available to enhance the usefulness of gbTimer

Overview     Menu Options    



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Overview

gbTimer's main (and only) screen is shown below. It is very small, with only three elements:

  • Start Button
    Serves multiple purposes, including Starting the countdown and turning Off the alarm.

  • Time Display
    Displays the countdown status

  • Scroller Used to adjust the countdown time


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Menu Options

gbTimer has a single menu, accessed by right mouse clicking the display. Menu selections include:
  • Show Settings
    Slightly expands the gbTimer main screen size to show the textboxes in which the alarm and application file names may be entered.
  • Show File Names
    Opens a dialog window that displays the alarm and application file names. This is useful because the textbox in which the names are entered is limited in width to the size of the timer window. Using this dialog window lets you see the entire pathname of the files.
  • Schedule Application
    Enables the start of the chosen application when the countdown is complete
  • Set Seconds
    Toggles the scroll bar to move up/down in second or minute intervals
  • Test Sound Now
    Plays the alarm sound file one time
  • Run Application Now
    For test purposes, starts the selected application
  • Continuous Alarm
    Causes gbTimer to play the alarm sound file continuously once the countdown is completed - until the user presses the 'Off' button
  • Silent Alarm
    Replaces the audible alarm with a simple popup message box
  • Mimimize on Start
    Causes gbTimer to minimize after 'Start' is pressed. The timer value continues to be shown in the gbTimer icon in the task bar
  • Minimize Now
    Because the gbTimer window is kept simple - including no mimimize/maximize buttons, this option is provided to manually minimize gbTimer
  • Center Form
    Places the gbTimer main screen in the center of the screen
  • Delete Registry Settings
    Removes all registry settings so that gbTimer starts the next time with default values.
  • Web Site
    Opens the default browser at Gary Beene's Freeware Information Center
  • Online Help
    Opens the default browser at the gbTimer Online Help page.
  • Online Updates
    Opens a dialog window from which the latest version of gbTimer can be downloaded.
  • About
    Shows the revision level of the installed version of gbTimer