This is the Timers Automatic Screen Saver
Every 5 Minute, for the first 3 seconds, we blank the screen
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These timers were created to help you run events and activities where there are multiple actions that need to be watched and performed.
You have to hit the apply button to save your options
They will become active the next time you start the Timers
You may currently set up to 6 timers for each type: Count Down, Alarm Time and Stopwatch.
For example, set the options for a Count Down Timer (Hour:Minutes:Seconds, Alarm Sound etc) and Hit Set Alarm
What we call an "Active Timer Display" appears below the Count Down Timer Options.
Make another set of selections and hit Set Alarm and you will see another Active Timer Display
Alarms are numbered sequentially.
Repeating Alarms are given a new number for each repetion.
The display of alarms shifts around as new alarms are added and old ones become inactive
You can type in a short descriptive name for each of the Count Down Timers
The timers are accurate to +- 3 seconds plus the Update Interval.
The Update Interval defaults to 1.
The higher the Update Interval, the more time your computer has to do other tasks;however, it also effects how long it takes for the displays to get updated.So if the update interval is 10 seconds, you can wait up to ten seconds after clicking on one of the 'Set Alarm' buttons to see your 'Active Timer Display'
We use an update interval of 3 seconds in our cooking
If you close the screen, the timers are no longer active.
If you turn down the sound on your computer, it will be very hard to hear the alarms.
Use the Check Alarm Play button to make sure you can hear the ALARMS!
If your computer goes into hibernation or standy, you will not hear your timers.
On most windows systems from your Desktop, right click on a empty area. Navigate to Properties - Screen Saver - Power.We set our computers so that the hard disks are always on it never goes into Standby or Hibernation when we use the timers.
You can open a new tab in FireFox or a new window in Internet Exploder to continue working and your timers will remain active.
Display Time - When checked - shows the current time at the top of the Timer Window
Display Date - When checked - shows the current date at the top of the Timer Window
Display Julian Date - When checked - shows the Julian (day of the year) at the top of the Timer Window
Time Format 'Hours:Minutes:Seconds' - is currently the only order for the time elements
Time Format '24 Hour Clock' - When checked display time in military or 24 hour format
Display Seconds - When checked - shows the seconds in the displayed Time and in the Count Down Timer Selection
Seconds are always displayed in the "Active Timer Displays"
Notice Interval - Does not work at this time.In the future, if you have active timers, this option will give you an option to be reminded at specific times
Update Interval - the number of seconds between Timer Window updates and displays
Window is Top Most - Does not work at this time.
Speak Clock - Does not work at this time
Speak Clock Intervals - Does not work at this time
Display Minimal - Does not work at this time
Display Startup Warning - uncheck and you will not get the warning dialog when you open the Timers
If you are unable to hear the test alarm.
Our Alarms are wav files.
Make sure your hardware volume control is not down or off
On Windows use Control Panel to check you sound settings for your sound card and your media players
On Linux Gnome systems (Ubuntu variants) check System - Preferences - Sound
On Max systems check Apple - System - Preferences - Sound
Go to "Start -> Control Panel
->Sounds and Audio Devices -> make sure mute is off.