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    Default Is there a Clock that styas above the Video even in fullscreen mode ?

    Hi,

    I use my PC to watch movies, music videos, etc. I have installed a 22" LCD monitor.

    I often dim the light of my room to watch whatever I am watching that enhances my experience.

    The problem is, because I have deliberately using minimal/diffuse lighting I really can't see my wall clock properly. So, each time I need to see the time I have to get up from my seat & either go near the clock or switch on a bright light.

    Therefore I was wondering is there a clock applet available in openSUSE that can be configured to stay above the video window even if the video is in fullscreen mode ?

    I mostly use Smplayer to watch videos.
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    Default Re: Is there a Clock that styas above the Video even in fullscreen mode ?

    Interesting question. This may depend on the desktop environment.

    Maybe you could try xclock

    man xclock

    With KDE, you can select the window behaviour for an app with 'Advanced'>'Keep Above Others'. I tried this with xclock to keep it visible no matter what app was running. This would usually be annoying, but I can see its use with a clock app if needed.

    Maybe Gnome has similar app window configuration?

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    Default Re: Is there a Clock that styas above the Video even in fullscreen mode ?

    This gnome-always-on-top/ how to may be useful with launching an app with 'always on top' window configuration, although I'm certain there are other persistent ways of achieving this result. Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Is there a Clock that styas above the Video even in fullscreenmode ?

    On 04/07/2011 09:36 AM, suse kid wrote:
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    > I was wondering is there a clock applet available in openSUSE
    > that can be configured to stay above the video window even if the video
    > is in fullscreen mode ?


    i don't know of one....but, i wish i had one....of course, LED clocks
    (like built into a cheap clock radio) would serve several purposes..

    you could see it while watching the monitor, and know what time it is
    when you waken in the middle of the night...AND, you could put a picture
    of me where the wall clock now hangs :-)

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    Default Re: Is there a Clock that styas above the Video even in fullscreenmode ?

    On 04/07/2011 11:36 AM, deano ferrari wrote:
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    > Maybe you could try xclock
    > 'Advanced'>'Keep Above Others'.


    oooh...good, but unfortunately with youtube, it covers the
    clock...(didn't try other ways to 'watch')

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    Default Re: Is there a Clock that styas above the Video even in fullscreen mode ?

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Maybe you could try xclock
    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    oooh...good, but unfortunately with youtube, it covers the
    clock...(didn't try other ways to 'watch')

    I am using II.4 & didn't find any xclock in the repos.

    & when I click search

    software.opensuse.org: Search Results

    returns "Could not perform search: undefined method `each_pattern' for nil:NilClass"


    From where did you guys install xclock?
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    Default Re: Is there a Clock that styas above the Video even in fullscreen mode ?

    @DenverD

    Just wanted to know, since you are using thunderbird, is the sound alert for new mail working in thunderbird?

    If it is I will start using thunderbird.

    I am using Evolution & the sound notification is not working. I have configured it properly via Edit > Plugins>Mail Notification >Play sound when new mail arrives> I have chosen a wav file. This very wav file was working with evolution in 11.3.
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    Default Re: Is there a Clock that styas above the Video even in fullscreenmode ?

    On 04/07/2011 02:36 PM, suse kid wrote:
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    > Just wanted to know, since you are using thunderbird, is the sound
    > alert for new mail working in thunderbird?


    i've not had it turned on in years...i get too much mail to hear it so
    often...anyway, it can wait until i look at it..

    start a new thread, with a good subject line..(or use the forum's
    advanced search page, or google to find the answer)

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    Default Re: Is there a Clock that styas above the Video even in fullscreenmode ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    i've not had it turned on in years...i get too much mail to hear it so
    often...anyway, it can wait until i look at it..

    start a new thread, with a good subject line..(or use the forum's
    advanced search page, or google to find the answer)
    Well raising the alert volume in sound preferences solved the problem. No need to look for a solution.

    But about xclock, I can't find it in the repos. Any ideas?
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    Default Re: Is there a Clock that styas above the Video even in fullscreenmode ?

    On 04/07/2011 04:06 PM, suse kid wrote:
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    > But about xclock, I can't find it in the repos. Any ideas?
    >


    i think the repos are having problems just now, see
    http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=457556

    are you sure you don't have it already?
    try this:
    -hold down Alt and press F2
    -type xclock
    -press Enter

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