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Windows 7: Need custom clock for 11 year old boy with brain cancer

09 Aug 2011   #1

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Need custom clock for 11 year old boy with brain cancer

Hi everyone,

My son's classmate who battled leukemia as a toddler now has brain cancer. He had his second 7-hour brain surgery just today.

We have purchased a netbook for him and I want to "trick it out" with a custom Lego theme. I have wallpapers and made some Lego cursors. He especially likes Lego Star Wars.

I would love a Lego clock and started on it, but I'm afraid it's beyond my abilities. I was hoping someone could knock one out for me quickly. The laptop arrives tomorrow and I hope to have it ready by this weekend.

Attached is the clock face I hoped to use. I would like to add this option to the clock gadget without losing the 8 clocks that are currently there. I can supply the Photoshop file for the clock face if it's needed. I would prefer that numbers are added to the clock as this is a young boy and it will help him tell the time. I think black hands would show up the best, it should be easy to read.

His OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Anyone who has a big heart out there who could help out with this little project to make a young boy smile, I would so appreciate it!




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09 Aug 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forum,

I'm sorry to hear about the young boy, that's a wonderful thing you're doing.

I'm sure you'll have a custom clock as soon as the GFX Pro's see this.
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09 Aug 2011   #3

Vista 64bit
 
 

Thank you so much! I've been struggling and just thought of posting here. Anything that the folks here can contribute to a Lego theme would be welcomed so much!
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09 Aug 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzplus3 View Post
Thank you so much! I've been struggling and just thought of posting here. Anything that the folks here can contribute to a Lego theme would be welcomed so much!
You're welcome, I was looking to see if any are online now but didn't notice any.

I did find this for you to have a look at though,


Gadgets - Create a Custom Clock Gadget
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09 Aug 2011   #5

Vista 64bit
 
 

Yes, that's how I found this forum. I'm not talented enough to follow the instructions, though.
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09 Aug 2011   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzplus3 View Post
Yes, that's how I found this forum. I'm not talented enough to follow the instructions, though.
I'm not either.
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10 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

I feel so sorry for this kid, I'll try and get a clock out in about an hour, talk then.
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10 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

Done, do you know how to install it or will you need a little help?
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10 Aug 2011   #9

Vista 64bit
 
 

Thank you so much! I've never installed the clock before so I might need some help. Will it override the clocks that are currently there?

The laptop should arrive today and I will try to install it. This will be my first experience with Windows 7.

Will the clock have numbers on the face, or do I need to add them?
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10 Aug 2011   #10

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

It should go in C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets
AppDate is hidden This will show you how to make it unhidden use option one step three File and Folder - Hide or Unhide
unless I did something wrong I don't see numbers but it is a good-looking clock here's a screenshot.
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