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What's new in 1st Clock 4: Alarms enhancements

Check alarms enhancements in 1st Clock 4.0:

Alarm Balloons

  • Alarm balloon notifications - no more interruption if you don't need it. If you do not mark an alarm as High priority, then 1st Clock does not interrupt you with an alarm message, but displays a small notification balloon near the clock and puts the alarm message window minimized on the taskbar. If you click the balloon, then the alarm message will be displayed in a window. If you do not click the balloon for 9 seconds (customizable), then the balloon hides and the alarm message window blinks on the taskbar (customizable). Click the blinking alarm message to activate the alarm message window.

    Silent alarms (i.e. alarms that do not display a message), work as in previous versions of 1st Clock.

    Optionally, you can make alarm balloons permanent, i.e. display them on the screen until you click them.
Alarm balloon notifications - no more interruption if you don't need it. If you do not mark an alarm as High priority, then 1st Clock does not interrupt you with an alarm message, but displays a small notification balloon near the clock and puts the alarm message window minimized on the taskbar. If you click the balloon, then the alarm message will be displayed in a window. If you do not click the balloon for 9 seconds (customizable), then the balloon hides and the alarm message window blinks on the taskbar (customizable). Click the blinking alarm message to activate the alarm message window.
  • Balloon opacity setup. Balloons are displayed partially transparent and you can setup their opacity in the Options|Alarms|Balloons. Default opacity is 90%.
  • When clock is out of the taskbar, then balloons are positioned around it.
When clock is out of the taskbar, then balloons are positioned around it.

Alarm Priorities

  • You can assign High or Low Priority to the alarm.
You can assign High or Low Priority to the alarm.
  • High priority alarms - if you want the alarm to interrupt you and display its message in the center of the screen, without using the balloon, then assign a High priority to the alarm.

    High priority alarms are displayed in bold in the Alarm list and in the tooltip.
High priority alarms - if you want the alarm to interrupt you and display its message in the center of the screen, without using the balloon, then assign a High priority to the alarm.
  • Normal priority alarms - alarms with Normal priority does not interrupt you with an alarm message. Instead they display a notification balloon near the clock and place the alarm message window minimized on the taskbar.

    If you click the balloon, then the alarm message will be displayed in the center of the screen.

    If you do not click the balloon for 9 seconds (customizable), then the balloon hides and the alarm message window flashes on the taskbar (customizable). Click the flashing alarm message to bring it to front.
Normal priority alarms - alarms with Normal priority does not interrupt you with an alarm message. Instead they display a notification balloon near the clock and place the alarm message window minimized on the taskbar.

Normal priority alarms - alarms with Normal priority does not interrupt you with an alarm message. Instead they display a notification balloon near the clock and place the alarm message window minimized on the taskbar.
  • Low priority alarms - if you need a brief notification only and do not need to accept or snooze the alarm manually, then you can mark that alarm as Low priority.

    Low priority alarms display their balloon and if you do not click the balloon, then alarms close or snooze (depending on the selected option in the Alarm Edit dialog) automatically.

    If you click the balloon, then the alarm message window will be displayed as usual. Also you can activate the alarm by clicking the alarm message window taskbar button.
  • The alarm priority is displayed in the Alarm List. A new column Priority was added to the Alarm List in 1st Clock 4.0. If the alarm priority is High or Low, then it is displayed in that column.
The alarm priority is displayed in the Alarm List. A new column
  • High and Low priority alarms can be easily distinguished in the alarm list and in the clock tooltip. High priority alarms are displayed in bold, Low priority alarms are displayed with blue color.
High and Low priority alarms can be easily distinguished in the alarm list and in the clock tooltip. High priority alarms are displayed in bold, Low priority alarms are displayed with blue color.

High and Low priority alarms can be easily distinguished in the alarm list and in the clock tooltip. High priority alarms are displayed in bold, Low priority alarms are displayed with blue color.
  • Make new alarms high/low/normal priority by default - you may use Defaults button in the Alarm Edit dialog to set the desired new alarm settings as the default settings.
  • Option to make all alarms appear as High/Low/Normal priority - you may override per-alarm priority settings and force all alarms to display messages in the interrupting (High-priority), non-interrupting (Normal) or auto-snooze/accept style (Low priority) way by setting Options|Alarms|Balloons|Make all alarms appear as option.
Option to make all alarms appear as High/Low/Normal priority - you may override per-alarm priority settings and force all alarms to display messages in the interrupting (High-priority), non-interrupting (Normal) or auto-snooze/accept style (Low priority) way by setting
  • Option to force all low priority alarms auto-snooze or auto-close - you may override per-alarm low-priority alarm auto-action in Options|Alarms|Balloons|Low priority alarm action, if not clicked

View alarm schedule

  • View alarms scheduled for any specific date or period. You can select a desired period and see alarms that are scheduled to run in that period. When you manage alarms in the schedule view, you are operating on the alarm itself, not on the specific alarm occurence. I.e. if you disable an alarm, then not only the currently viewed alarm occurence will be disabled, but all other occurences of this alarm will be disabled.
View alarms scheduled for any specific date or period. You can select a desired period and see alarms that are scheduled to run in that period. When you manage alarms in the schedule view, you are operating on the alarm itself, not on the specific alarm occurence. I.e. if you disable an alarm, then not only the currently viewed alarm occurence will be disabled, but all other occurences of this alarm will be disabled.
  • Select schedule view period in the Alarm List. Use Show alarms for button or Show menu to pick the desired day or period to display alarm schedule for.

    You can view alarms scheduled to run Today, Tomorrow, This Week, This Month, This Year or you can pick any other custom period to view alarms scheduled for.
Select schedule view period in the Alarm List. Use
  • View alarms for a specific day selected in a Calendar. Click on any date in the calendar to view alarms scheduled for that day.
View alarms for a specific day selected in a Calendar. Click on any date in the calendar to view alarms scheduled for that day.
  • Viewing next/previous periods. Once you see the schedule for a day, week etc. you can jump to the next day, week etc. by using Previous/Next commands.
Viewing next/previous periods. Once you see the schedule for a day, week etc. you can jump to the next day, week etc. by using Previous/Next commands.
  • Schedule is displayed in a separate tab in the Alarm List. Alarm List in 1st Clock 4.0 contain three tabs:
    • Alarms & Reminders (All) - shows all 1st Clock alarms.
    • Alarms scheduled for a specified period - shows alarms for the selected period.
    • Recycled - shows alarms in the Recycle Bin. You can restore, copy or delete these alarms permanently.
  • Viewing disabled alarms in the schedule. Disabled alarms are displayed in the schedule as if they were enabled. All disabled alarms set to the past will be visible in the list of Today's alarms (or any other list containing today), because if you enable them, they will run immediately.
  • Add alarm to the schedule. If you click Add alarm while viewing alarm schedule, then the new alarm will be added to the beginning of the currently viewing schedule period. If the beginning is in the past, then alarm is set to today.

Alarms in the Calendar

  • Calendar displays days when alarms run, with bold. Hover the mouse over those days to see alarms scheduled for a day in the calendar tooltip. The tooltip displays enabled alarms only.

    You can click (in one-calendar mode) a day in the Calendar to show alarms scheduled for this day in the Alarm List. In two-calendars mode, you need to double-click the Calendar to show the list.
Calendar displays days when alarms run, with bold. Hover the mouse over those days to see alarms scheduled for a day in the calendar tooltip. The tooltip displays enabled alarms only.

Alarm Edit

  • You can edit several alarms independently, in the same time. You can open any number of Alarm Edit windows in 1st Clock 4.0 and edit each alarm independently.
  • If you finish editing the alarm and the Alarm List window is visible, then this alarm is selected in the alarm list.
  • Run this alarm option reflects changes in the Alarm List. If you disable or enable currently edited alarm using the Alarm List, then alarm's current state will be automatically reflected in the Run this alarm option in the Alarm Edit dialog.

Alarm Sound

  • 1st Clock 4.0 plays built-in alarm melodies on your external speakers or headphones. You can select from the list of 85 built-in melodies and choose one of 128 musical instruments to play them. Also, you may have fun with Random Melody and Random Instrument options.

    If you wish, you can use internal PC speaker as in old versions of 1st Clock, however on many modern computers you may experience very quiet sound or no sound at all in this mode.
1st Clock 4.0 plays built-in alarm melodies on your external speakers or headphones. You can select from the list of 85 built-in melodies and choose one of 128 musical instruments to play them. Also, you may have fun with
  • Repeat sound settings are now stored as defaults.
  • Disable sound command now stops sound immediately.

Alarm Message Window

  • 1st Clock 4.0 allows you to resize the Alarm Message Window. If the alarm message does not fit in a window, then you can resize the alarm window as you wish. Window size will be kept for the next appearance of this alarm.

    You can set a window size for the currently edited alarm by resizing a Test alarm window, that is displayed on a Preview... command in the Colors & Fonts... window or by using the Test... command in the Alarm list.

    You may store the currently edited alarm window size as the default size for all the new alarms, using the Defaults button in the Colors & Fonts... dialog.
  • Closing/Snoozing the alarm message window will bring next waiting alarm message window to the top. If you have several alarms waiting for your action (including those displayed as balloons or minimized to the taskbar), then 1st Clock automatically brings a next waiting alarm in front of you as soon as you finish with previous one.

    At any time you can switch to another program or minimize the current alarm message to deal with it later.
  • Show alarm list command, selects current alarm in the Alarm List.
Show alarm list command, selects current alarm in the Alarm List.

Running alarms management

  • Running alarms are displayed in the clock tooltip and in the calendar tooltip. In 1st Clock 4.0, the clock tooltip and the calendar tooltip displays running alarms. These alarms are underlined and (running) text is added to their title in the tooltip.
Running alarms are displayed in the clock tooltip and in the calendar tooltip. In 1st Clock 4.0, the clock tooltip and the calendar tooltip displays running alarms. These alarms are underlined and
  • Running alarms are displayed with a green light icon and Running status in the Alarm List. The new column Status is added to the Alarm List. If an alarm is running, then this column displays a green light icon and contains Running text.
Running alarms are displayed with a green light icon and
  • Recurrent alarms shows Running status only for the currently running occurence. If for example daily alarm runs today and we're viewing tomorrow's schedule and it displays alarm's tomorrow's occurence, then Running status is not displayed for this alarm in the schedule view
  • Delete or Disable running alarms right from the alarm list - now you can delete or disable running alarms right from the Alarm List.
Delete or Disable running alarms right from the alarm list - now you can delete or disable running alarms right from the Alarm List.
  • If alarm is running, then Test command changes to Bring To Front, to activate running alarm window.

Miscellaneous alarm enhancements

  • Alarm List menus contains new commands Enable/Disable alarms. You can change alarms enable state using the checkboxes next to them or by pressing a Space key on the keyboard. In addition, you can use Edit|Enable or Edit|Disable commands in 1st Clock 4.0. See how easy it is to disable multiple alarms, even if some of them are running at this moment.

    To select multiple alarms you may hold down the Ctrl key and click the desired alarms with the mouse.
Alarm List menus contains new commands Enable/Disable alarms. You can change alarms enable state using the checkboxes next to them or by pressing a
  • Alarm List contains a grid to make navigation easier.
  • When you change or add the alarm, it is highlighted in the Alarm List. When you add, copy or edit the alarm, then after edit completion, this alarm is selected and the corresponding tab is activated in the Alarm List.
  • Empty recycle bin command added. This command empties the alarm Recycle Bin after your confirmation.

Check more details on 1st Clock 4.0 enhancements in the following sections:

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