G-Clock User’s Guide
G-Clock is Desktop clock that stays always on top of other programs and shows time, date and day of the week according to windows regional settings. G-Clock is equipped with always on top mini calendar, fixed to right-down side of the screen. G-Clock has a lot of powerful features that makes its use comfortable and usable.
G-Clock powerful features
Most important features of G-Clock are:
- can display time, date and day of the week
- customizable separate color settings for time, date and day of the week
- customizable separate font settings for time, date and day of the week allows setting of font, font color, font size
- customizable background color
- show hide background color
- different levels of clock transparency
- can play sound on complete hour
- can be set single alarm sound and time
- can be set shutdown time
- can hide itself if mouse pointer is over it
3. G-Clock Settings
3.1. General Settings
· Auto Hide – when this check box is checked G-Clock disappear for time specified by Reappear after option value, one second after mouse pointer is placed over G-Clock
· Auto Start – when this check box is checked G-Clock is auto loaded on user Log-in
· Balloons – when this check box is checked G-Clock display notification area(tray) balloons that contains status messages
· “Ghost” mode – when this check box is checked G-Clock is transparent for mouse clicks, which means clicking on G-Clock impact objects under it as if G-Clock is not there. For example if there is button covered by G-Clock, you can click this button no matter G-Clock covers it.
· Bg on tray over – when this check box is checked G-Clock running in no background mode display background color when mouse pointer is placed over G-Clock tray(notification area) icon
· Bg on sound – when this check box is checked G-Clock running in no background mode display background on sound play (complete hour).
· Bg on alarm – when this check box is checked G-Clock running in no background mode display background when alarm sound is played
· Shutdown – when this check box is checked G-Clock will shutdown computer at specified time, by forcing all opened programs to close. All not saved data will be lost. You have one minute to save your data or to cancel shutdown by clicking on G-Clock tray icon or G-Clock tray icon balloon. On triggering shutdown event, this check box is auto cleared.
· Alarm – when this check box is checked G-Clock will play alarm sound at specified time. This check box is not auto cleared on triggering alarm event. Sound played is set in sound settings and is not impact by Enable Sounds sound option
· Set default view as hidden – when this check box is checked G-Clock starts, but it is not visible and tray icon is marked as disabled. In hidden mode G-Clock is displayed only if sound is played, or mouse pointer is placed over tray icon
· Show down-right when hidden – when this check box is checked and G-Clock is in hidden state if mouse pointer is placed over tray icon, for convenience it is displayed near its tray icon instead in default position.
· Bg on show when hidden – when this check box is checked G-Clock displays its background, if mouse pointer is placed over tray icon regardless of No background visual option
· Reappear after – set time interval from 1 second to 10 minutes, that must expire before G-Clock to appear again after it were auto hidden, because of placing mouse pointer over it for 1 second
3.2. Visual settings
· Color – set color for selected text object – time, date or day
· Font – set font for selected text object – time, date or day
· Size – set size for selected text object – time, date or day
· Position – adjust vertical position for selected text object – time, date or day
· Up – moves selected text object up in small steps
· Down – moves selected text object down in small steps
· Transparency – changes transparency of entire clock from fully transparent to solid
· No background – check this check box to disable displaying of background and make G-Clock to display only text that color differs from background color
· Defaults (button) – click this button to set defaults for position, font, and color of all elements. This button is intended to help users to restore easy position of text objects in case when settings are made to hide some of text objects
– click this button to restore last applied settings (all settings)
3.3. Sound settings
· - click this button to browse with preview (for audio files only) for audio or video file you want to apply
· Sounds (field) – type or paste path to audio or video file you want to apply
· - click this button to play sound or movie
· - click on this button to apply sound or movie loaded in “Sound” field for item selected in “Hour” dropdown list
· Hour – select item from predefined events list to apply sound or movie for. You can specify alarm event (alarm), complete hour event (00) or specific complete hour event (0-23)
· Enable sound – check this checkbox to enable or disable event associated sounds. Alarm sound is not affected from this option, so alarm sound is always played
· Disable balloons sound – check this checkbox to disable tray balloons popup sound
, - use these buttons to
play or remove selected item from “Sounds configuration” list located at left of
3.4. Calendar settings
· Fix days of week – check this checkbox to correct displaying abbreviation of days of the week for Chinese and some other eastern languages
– click this button to open window regional settings dialog
3.5. Clock settings
· AM/PM time format – check this checkbox to use am/pm time format instead of 24 hours time format
· Long date – check this checkbox to set G-Clock to displays date in long time format instead in short date format. These formats are set in windows regional settings.
– click this button to open windows system clock settings
4. Using G-Clock
4.1. Setting visual style.
You can make different settings for each text object separately. To make settings of specific object it must be selected at first. To select object click on it from visual settings preview pane. You can click time, date, day or background objects. For background object only parameter that can be set is background color.
You can hide specific text object by moving it to position where it is placed inside space of visible objects and then setting its color to be the same as background color.
There are examples:
To make visible again hidden text objects use “Defaults” button to load visual style defaults, because selecting hidden objects manually is not easy
4.2. Setting sounds.
You can assign sound or video file to predefined events defined in “Hour” dropdown list from sound settings.
To set specific sound or video file for specific event, click on button to open file select dialog and load file you want, then from “Hour” dropdown menu select event to assign file to, and then click on button to add it to “Sound configuration” list. Alarm sound must be assigned to “alarm” event. Sound assigned to event “00” is played on every complete hour, which has not assigned sound. Sound assigned to events from 0 to 23 is played only on specific complete hour corresponding to sound event. For example sound assigned to event “5” is played only at 5:00 (AM) and file assigned to event “23” is played only at 23:00 (11:00PM). If in addition to them is assigned and sound to event “00”, this sound is played at every complete hour except at 5:00 (AM) and 23:00 (11:00PM).
When G-Clock is in hidden mode, it is displayed at sound play, so you can assign sound to event “00” if you want to see G-Clock. If you want to see G-Clock on complete hour, but you do not want to hear a sound or you do not want to hear a sound on specific complete hour, you can assign silence file. In this way you will see G-Clock, but will not listen sound.
You can assign sound that say hour for events from 0 to 23 to make G-Clock to say the time