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Reminder popup window

Unread post by The_Old_Mailman » 2023-12-09, 08:43

Hello *,

I'm using Epyrus 2.1.1 on Windows 11 and I'd like to know if there is a way on this platform to make the calendar reminder popup window to stay always on top of other windows when it is displayed or, as alternative, I politely do a request for enhancement to @Athenian200 in order to include in Epyrus, if possible, the code used by Thunderbird 115 that uses Windows taskbar notifications for reminders too.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Reminder popup window

Unread post by athenian200 » 2023-12-09, 16:01

Well, I'm thinking it should be possible in theory to use Windows taskbar notifications for reminders, but I am not sure if I can just use Thunderbird 115 code for that... the codebase has likely diverged significantly by now. Even if I can't use that code, it seems like it should be possible to do one way or another.

I do have a Windows 11 laptop now, though, so I do have a test environment setup for this at least.
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Re: Reminder popup window

Unread post by The_Old_Mailman » 2023-12-09, 16:06

athenian200 wrote:
2023-12-09, 16:01
Well, I'm thinking it should be possible in theory to use Windows taskbar notifications for reminders, but I am not sure if I can just use Thunderbird 115 code for that... the codebase has likely diverged significantly by now. Even if I can't use that code, it seems like it should be possible to do one way or another.

I do have a Windows 11 laptop now, though, so I do have a test environment setup for this at least.
Thanks, athenian200.

It would be great to have notifications!

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Re: Reminder popup window

Unread post by Kris_88 » 2023-12-09, 17:03

This can probably be done as an add-on using js-ctypes.

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Re: Reminder popup window

Unread post by Bilbo47 » 2023-12-09, 23:21

Kris_88 wrote:
2023-12-09, 17:03
This can probably be done as an add-on using js-ctypes.
Wow js-ctypes and ctypes, where mozilla-flavored apps are supposed to be able to call routines inside DLLs, platform-independently (Windows, Linux, and Mac).

Does this actually work for non-compiled aka Add-on code to successfully call arbitrary code, in either system DLLs or non-system DLLs? If so, can it be done from JavaScript inside XUL-based add-ons? That would be great!

References with examples: https://wiki.mozilla.org/JSctypes and http://devdoc.net/web/developer.mozilla ... pes.1.html

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Re: Reminder popup window

Unread post by Kris_88 » 2023-12-10, 00:58

Bilbo47 wrote:
2023-12-09, 23:21
Does this actually work for non-compiled aka Add-on code to successfully call arbitrary code, in either system DLLs or non-system DLLs?
Of course it works.
I used ctypes to manipulate taskbar icons in this add-on: https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/favicons-in-taskbar/

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Re: Reminder popup window

Unread post by The_Old_Mailman » 2023-12-11, 08:40

I don't know what solution would be the best.

Sicerely, just give me the feature and I'd be a happy man. :D

BTW, the reminder pop up window stays on top of old win32 applications in Win 11, but newer ones don't respect "always on top" parameter.

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