All The Good Ones Were Taken

DeskTimer

I've been known to get so wrapped up in my work that I forget to get up and move around, which apparently isn't very healthy. So many years ago I knocked this together in VB6 to remind me every n minutes to at least shift my backside a bit. Thanks to Microsoft's attention to backward compatibility, it still works, and I'm still using it.

It shows a countdown icon in the notification area, because an actual window would either get hidden behind things or get in the way of things.

It counts down minutes in green:

then seconds in orange:

then flashes an annoying yellow 00 until you click to reset it:

Right-clicking opens a simple configuration window to change the countdown period.

Known Issues

Where To Find It

Source code and .exe are on GitHub