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Google Desktop Gadget: ConquerWatch :: Version 1.2 released

Postby edthemaster on Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:14 pm

New Google Desktop Gadget: Conquer Watch

Conquer Watch is another notifier that uses the RSS feed, this time in the form of a Google Desktop Gadget. Its most useful feature is that it sorts games by least time remaining so you can instantly see which games need to be played first at the top of the list. It has been submitted to and tested by Google (and by lackattack), and is available from the "Add Gadgets" button on the Google Desktop sidebar.

Please give it a try and feel free to respond to this post with any bugs, suggestions, complaints, etc.

To Install:
    1. Download and install the latest version of Google Desktop (minimum version 5.5) from http://desktop.google.com

    2. From the Google Desktop Sidebar, click "Add Gadgets," use the search tool to search for "Conquer Watch," then click "Add." You can also check out more screenshots and download it here.

Screen shots:
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    Collapsed in the sidebar:
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List of Features:
    Tracks time remaining for turns that are READY, and then sorts them by least time remaining from top to bottom (see limitations below)

    Instantly see which games have the least time remaining

    Displays desktop alerts based on user's preference for various game-status-change events

    Options to hide WAITING and ELIMINATED games

    Configurable 'missed-turn warning' to display a desktop alert every hour after time remaining falls below a user-specified limit (default 12 hours)

    Displays a desktop alert every minute when time remaining is less than 1 hour

    Optional sound alerts

Requirements:
    Google Desktop 5.5 (tested on Windows XP SP2)


Limitations:
Since time remaining is not included in RSS feeds, Conquer Watch keeps track of time remaining for each turn that is READY by recording the time that a game status changes. This means that if you turn off your computer, logout, or do not have a reliable internet connection (i.e. dial-up), ConquerWatch may forget how much time is remaining for any turns that are READY. For this reason, Conquer Watch works best for users that keep their computers on all of the time, and have an 'always on' internet connection (but worst case, it will at least show you all games that are READY at the top of the list).
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Conquer Watch update: v1.2 released

Postby edthemaster on Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:46 am

Conquer Watch version 1.2 includes a few updates to improve usability and performance (listed below).

To update to the new version, remove the old version from the Google Desktop sidebar, then re-add Conquer Watch from the "Add Gadgets" page.

As always, any and all feedback is appreciated :D

Change log:
    - 0000005: [feature] always open games in Firefox (if installed)
    - 0000016: [feature] periodically check for updated version
    - 0000017: [fixed bug] extremely slow refresh rate / games stop updating
    - 0000018: [fixed bug] nothing happens when refreshing the gadget when it is popped out
    - 0000014: [feature] remember popped-out window size
    - 0000015: [fixed bug] title does not update properly between short-title and long-title
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Re: Google Desktop Gadget: ConquerWatch :: Version 1.2 released

Postby Assimilater on Wed May 05, 2010 5:29 pm

When I try to install it google desktop tells me it is an "invalid gadget package" and I made sure I had the latest version...:(
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Re: Google Desktop Gadget: ConquerWatch :: Version 1.2 released

Postby sherkaner on Wed May 05, 2010 5:34 pm

Yeah, we should check which tools are still working, and which ones are obsolete one of these days. This one is quite old (3.5 years), maybe it just doesn't work any more.
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Re: Google Desktop Gadget: ConquerWatch :: Version 1.2 relea

Postby Calidrmr on Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:25 pm

moved to archives by Calidrmr 8/10/11
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