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Windows 7: How to program "stop slouching !" message

03 Oct 2010   #1
pacman10

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
How to program "stop slouching !" message

I want my computer to throw up a custom message in the middle of whatever I am doing (reading mail, writing a document, Skype-ing, etc.) which reminds me to do something. The example I have in mind is a message that pops up every 5-10 minutes saying "Sit up straight in front of the computer" or "Stop slouching !"

In fact, it would be neat if the tool would pick lines at random from a .txt file and it would be even neater if the time between displays of the message could be set, e.g. every 5 minutes or every 10 minutes.

Does anyone here know whether such a utility exists or whether it could be easily set up using existing Windows 7 tools ?


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03 Oct 2010   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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Does anyone here know whether such a utility exists
Its called a wife!
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03 Oct 2010   #3
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I completely agree. But for the purpose of this thread, there might be something a bit... cheaper? You know, without the wedding and reception and the honey moon... Well, okay, honey moon is something else xD
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03 Oct 2010   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i dont know of any! however an alarm of some sort could be set to display a message and repeat every hour or so,
several alarms could display different messages
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03 Oct 2010   #5
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I always use this. [link]
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03 Oct 2010   #6
pacman10

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for this but I already have an alarm. I'm rather looking for a utility which throws up messages at random times. I'm sure something like this must already exist because it would be useful for other purposes, e.g. for throwing up aphorisms and philosophical sayings.
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04 Oct 2010   #7
Ascor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If you really need it i could programm something in vbs for you.
But i'd need the right motivation :P
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04 Oct 2010   #8
pacman10

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks very much Ascor but it's not so important that I'd want to invest anything in it. I just thought it might be possible with some existing Windows 7 utility or some utility out there in the WWW that I haven't yet discovered.
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06 Oct 2010   #9
masterX244

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Try it with the tool Win-Fehler.It creates fakeerrors in a random time and you can use custom alerts with your texts. Maybe it isuseful!
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06 Oct 2010   #10
pacman10

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks very much. An interesting oblique approach to fulfilling this need. I haven't yet worked out whether I can dispense with the database that comes with the program and make my own messages but I'm going through the FAQs to check this out.
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