Re: [NTLK] Auto-dismiss alarms?

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 23:27:08 EDT

on 20/06/02 18:24, Oliver Brose at wrote:

>> Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 11:45:20 -0400
>> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Auto-dismiss alarms?
>> From: "Laurent Daudelin" <>
>>> So please, if anyone knows about how to get rid of the alarm at 3am -
>>> permanently - please let me know!
>>> This is as in *turn it off*, not as in "see to it that you click away
>>> your alerts when they appear".
>> What do you mean, "turn off the alarm at 3am"? I don't have any alarm at
>> 3am. My Newton turns itself on at 3am to do some housekeeping (this has been
>> documented many times here), but doesn't post any alarm. The only thing I
>> can see is that you left an alarm on screen so it sounds again when the
>> Newton wake up at 3am.
> Yes, exactly. Let's say I have a permanent date each thursday (I
> always use dates, not to-dos) that says "recharge your iPod". It
> makes the Newton *brrrp* at 20:00. I am watching the news, but I will
> hear it, and remember "ah, the iPod" and stick it into an outlet
> after the news are through. I will forget about the alert though. The
> Newton never forgets, so at 3am, when doing the housekeeping, it will
> *brrrp* again, and the altert is always set to maximum volume so I do
> not miss it.
> I need something that mutes the alert-volume from 2:59 to 3:02.
> I just have the idea that disabeling the "permanent alert" could help
> - might that be the case?

I've never heard about an automatic alert "dismisser".


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