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Rude message to remind me to turn computer off.

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DidEinsteinsMum Thu 18-Jun-09 00:45:30

Yet again i seem to have lost far to many hours in Mnet. Is there a way i can program a message to appear to tell me to turn it off. I need some sleep and finding this a little addictive. Mnet life so more interesting and enjoyable then RL at mo. Please Rude message sujections also welcome but implementing most interesting.

Greensleeves Thu 18-Jun-09 00:47:40

I'll do it for a fiver - shall we say 5 times a day?


that do you? grin

DidEinsteinsMum Thu 18-Jun-09 00:54:16

Actually its the evening not getting sleep aspect that is the issue but your about right with the rest of it wink<looks around at chaos and moves onto bed>

Pan Thu 18-Jun-09 00:55:04

I prefer the Sgt Smith from Dad's Army approach...

" Would you mind awfully switching off your computer gadget, say about 10.30pm, making yourself a warm milky drink, and reposing comfortably, to awake refreshed for the next day?"

That sort of thing.

though GS's approach has it's merits...

Pan Thu 18-Jun-09 00:57:17

note the redundant 's', before anyone else does....

Greensleeves Thu 18-Jun-09 01:00:49

noted grin

Pan Thu 18-Jun-09 01:02:22

eye thank yew..

RustyBear Thu 18-Jun-09 09:30:25

Wasn't it Sgt Wilson?

NetworkNanniesSurrey Thu 18-Jun-09 17:52:02

You can do this by setting up a reminder in Outlook to pop up at anytime you like. You can set it to snooze and remind you again.

It gets quite annoying after three or four times.

Just open your calendar and put it in any of the days and times you want.

DidEinsteinsMum Thu 18-Jun-09 19:04:45

Do you have to remember to open outlook when i turn computer on or will it work without relying on my memory?

NetworkNanniesSurrey Thu 18-Jun-09 19:14:41

Im sure that you can get Outlook to start when you turn on your PC but i cannot recall how!

Im sure its something to do with the control panel or something.

DidEinsteinsMum Thu 18-Jun-09 19:34:14

oh oh - scheduled tasks in control panel. I think i might have done it. Now to set up the message / reminder. Will be back.

DidEinsteinsMum Fri 19-Jun-09 09:13:37

Hey it actally works!

RustyBear Fri 19-Jun-09 18:01:34

Works as in the message comes up, or works as in it actually made you get off the computer?

DidEinsteinsMum Mon 22-Jun-09 23:15:11

Ummm... It boots up outlook on its own and outlook flashing nasty messages at me. Working on turning off hmm

CherryChoc Mon 22-Jun-09 23:22:42

I use stickies to do this. It's actually really helpful And having stickies running in the background isn't as big a process as outlook would be (so better for old computers like mine!)

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