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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:38 am 
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Here is the other thread on this forum about Tclock: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=375&hilit=tclock
And here is Stoic Joker's explanation of the history of the many versions of Tclock:
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The Original T-Clock was written by Kazubon in the mid to late 90's. It was released with Source Code included so that others could learn from and expand on its features.
T-Clock2 is a modified version of Kazubon's Original code written by Two_toNe in 2003. Two_toNe added many new features that allowed it to run properly with the then new Windows XP themes.
T-Clock x64 is my rewrite of their code which allows it to run on Windows Vista & XP x64 Editions.

Here is a page about Stoic Joker, the last author of Tclock: http://www.greggdeselms.com/tclock.html
And here is his own page: http://www.stoicjoker.com/TClock/
Here is the donation coder forum post from Stoic Joker about Tclock: http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/inde ... ic=21944.0
Here is what looks like his last code drop uploaded by somebody else on github: https://github.com/dg9ngf/T-Clock
Please find attached: my own Tclock Light (by Kazuto Sato) clock and start button.

So! I've been using versions of Tclock for over 10 years. I'm soon upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 8.1, and will lose some features that are important to me.

Because primary Tclock development has recently stopped and the source is open, I propose now is the time to add Tclock's primary features to Classic Shell. They are a natural fit for the spirit and purpose of this project. The code itself may not be usable, but the concepts and lessons are.

The refined, defining features of Tclock that I propose for Classic Shell are:
  1. Customizable clock format with seconds-display. My custom format code in the screenshot is "dddd dd, hh:nn:ss tt"
  2. Click-activation of Classic Shell Start Menu by clicking on the clock.

I've been using such a configuration for over 10 years. The user interface benefit is simple but valuable: all your buttons are in one corner, not two. And less (or the same) space is taken up on the taskbar, even though you've added size and features to the clock.

I don't expect such features to be quick or easy to add, but I do believe they are valuable, and compatible with the spirit and purpose of Classic Shell. Thanks for reading!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:22 am 
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Hello Ivo,

Any update about this T Clock? Are you planing to add this T Clock to the next version of Classic Shell.

Another thing that I will like to see in a never version of Classic Shell is a Calendar that you can set up to make a sound to remember things or something that blink in the screen to call my attention to remember to check the calendar

THX,

Isaac


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:29 am 
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There are no plans to add clock to Classic Shell.


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Check out T-Clock Redux for richer clock features and customization: https://github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock

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