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Old Mar 8th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #1
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OS 9 Programmer's help needed on older Program

I actually posted this in the wanted classifieds, but this is more likely a better place!

OK, well I have been building a digital picture frame out of my old 3400c. Almost done now, just tinkering with the software aspect of things.

It is set to run KPT QuickShowLT 1.2.2 (a small program unsupported for many years now and almost impossible to find these days), but its a tiny little program for slideshowing pictures.

Great little application; only 36K in size. Simple black fade in and out transitions - you simply place it into the folder with the pictures and it runs through them all one by one and starts all over again. I don't know any other program that is this simple - not much left for OS 9 these days. Especially a program that will run without needing any keyboard input or anything (which as a picture frame, the old 3400 is definitely lacking a keyboard). I have an alias for the application in the startup items folder so it automatically runs when the little frame is juiced up and starts flipping through the pictures that are in the folder with it.

HERE IS THE PROBLEM:
The default time is set to show a picture for only about 3 seconds. If you have a keyboard hooked up, you can (by hitting numbers 1-9) select it to show the picture from 1 to 9 seconds instead of the default. I want to set the DEFAULT to be 9 seconds; not 3 (actually 15 seconds would be great, but who knows if that is possible).

SO, I am hoping someone out there knows how to tinker with software; and wouldn't mind tossing in a wee bit of time for this hobby-cause. Then whenever I startup the computer, and KPT QuickShowLT starts up it will automatically show each image for a bit longer!

I'm pretty sure that there is no software infringement here, the program is essentially defunct and unsupported for something like a decade. This is not for any commercial exploit either. But the program is simple, functional, and almost perfect. (Completely perfect would be to randomly select pictures as well as show them automatically for a good 9-15 seconds).

I'll have to post some pics of this thing when I'm all done!

Thanks to anyone who can help!
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