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Windows 7: TaskScheduler Display Message

02 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional
TaskScheduler Display Message

I have created a task that displays a message on my children's computer that it is time to save and log off the computer. This gives them a last chance to save and warns them that time is almost up! However, the message gets lost in the game playing and does not get their attention. Is there a way to treat the message almost like the UAC where it would dim the screen, stay on top, and force them to click the "ok" button before doing anything else? Thanks in advance for all your help.

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02 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Use a vbscript file instead.

MsgBox "<Message>", vbSystemModal
The message, which you can change to whatever you want, will stay on the screen until it has been acknowledged.

See Task Scheduler - Windows 8 Forums for more details.
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02 Jan 2012   #3
Orbital Shark


Hi and Happy New Year

You could try getting task scheduller to run a batch file that then runs the message task in full screen

BAT file contains :


Just write this command into Notepad, Save it, and then change the .txt extension to .bat then set Windows Task Scheduler to run the BAT file at the scheduled time.
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02 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional

Thanks! Your suggestions worked perfectly. I would still like to dim the desktop and lock it until ok pressed but at least it is staying on top now. =) You guys are great!
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02 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

You're welcome. Glad we could help.
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