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gkarasik

Hi,

I'm a newbie both to this forum and to programming.

Necessity brought me here. I needed and was provided with a script someone wrote that shows the system time on a ToolTip on the desktop but with a +5-minute offset. It's just what I need, but I'm having a problem with it because the user for whom it's intended has a pair of wide-screen monitors she keeps at high resolution, so, as the script is written, the Time-Telling ToolTip's location is wrong. I am able to relocate it via a trial-and-error process of changing the script's screen coordinates, but the user has the annoying habit of constantly changing her screen resolution, so the ToolTip's location will change with it. What I'm asking for help with--presuming it's even possible--is suggestions for adding to the script the ability to move the ToolTIp's location via a key-stroke combination, for example Ctrl-Shft-U to move the ToolTIp up, Ctrl-Shift-D to move it down, Ctrl-Shft-R to move it right, and Ctrl-Shft-L to move it left (doesn't need to be Ctrl-Shif--any key-combination will do).

I will much appreciate anyone's taking time to help me with this.

GaryK

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Melba23

gkarasik,

An easier solution would be to check periodically for the screen resolution and adjust the tooltip position as required. Can you post the script you have so we can see how this might best be implemented.

M23


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MilesAhead

Also you can have it change "automatically" by detecting WM_SETTINGCHANGE message. It helps too instead of hard coding pixel positions if you get the current desktop width and height and covert your position and size info into percentages.  Then if the user changes the screen res at least you are in the ball park and can just check for extending past the screen edge etc..

 

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iamtheky

heres a newbie way to move it utilizing the arrow keys.  But as described above, there are better ways to detect screen area and present information.

#include <Misc.au3>

$msg = ("This is a test")

Tooltip($msg)

while 1

If _IsPressed("25") Then Tooltip($msg , 0 , @DesktopHeight - 30)
If _IsPressed("26") Then Tooltip($msg , 0 , 0)
If _IsPressed("27") Then Tooltip($msg , @DesktopWidth - 200 , 0)
If _IsPressed("28") Then Tooltip($msg , @DesktopWidth - 200 , @DesktopHeight - 30)

sleep(50)

wend

 


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