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YARNLADY's avatar

How can I set an alarm on my computer?

Asked by YARNLADY (39507 points ) March 11th, 2010

I recently discovered the accessory that allows me to put ° degree signs and © copyright, is there one to set an alarm? My laptop runs windows XP.

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chamelopotamus's avatar

I don’t know, but I use my phone as my alarm, and it works swimmingly!

davidbetterman's avatar

I recently discovered the accessory that allows me to put ° degree signs and © copyright,

Where did you find those?

ChocolateReigns's avatar

I’m sure there’s something online for that.

YARNLADY's avatar

@davidbetterman I click on the Start button, >all programs,>accessories,>system tools,>character map. Just click on the character you want, click on select, then copy followed by paste in the location wanted.

YARNLADY's avatar

@ChocolateReigns Please tell me where that would be.

poisonedantidote's avatar

google ’‘online alarm clock’’

EDIT: http://onlineclock.net/

jrpowell's avatar

You might give something like this a try if you use iTunes.

davidbetterman's avatar

♀ ♠ ☻ ©§§§ ® ﻬ ¶ ﻪ Well how cool is that!!!!

escapedone7's avatar

I think I downloaded something called karen’s alarm once. I will try to find it. The thing is if you leave your headphones plugged in , the sound muted, or have your laptop set to go into sleep mode after so many minutes of inactivity, it might not be reliable enough. here it is

majorrich's avatar

As far as I know, there is no ‘built in’ alarm clock in XP, but there are plenty of applications that will even wake your laptop from sleep. Once upon a time, there was a power-on option in some BIOS that you could set to a desired time. I used to use that a lot to load updates in labs. I suppose if you had that option, you could load media player on startup with the volume at your required level.

Jeruba's avatar

You can also pick up those symbols by way of the Insert menu if you have Word. You can insert characters from “normal text,” which gives you most of the basic ones, or from a font called “Symbol” and others such as “Wingdings.”

When I’m not writing in Word, I think the quickest way is just to Google for some text that is sure to include the character you want—for example, an umlaut or a degree symbol—and then copy and paste it.

YoH's avatar

Aren’t there keystrokes for symbols? It’s been so long that I can’t recall how to do.

YARNLADY's avatar

@Jeruba—That’s what I always used to do, until someone showed me how to get those little hearts ♥♥♥♥ and all kinds ۞ of cute ☼ stuff ♠♣♥♦. There many fascinating symbols.

davidbetterman's avatar

You rock @YARNLADY ۩ ~~ ۝

YARNLADY's avatar

@all, so I guess my computer doesn’t have an alarm I can set. If you know different, please get back to me.

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