TrayTimer is a program for Windows 95/98 PCs. It resides in the system tray and runs a specified program in the background at specified intervals.

To download TrayTimer, click here.

To use TrayTimer:

  1. Download the zip file.
  2. Extract the contents into a temporary folder.
  3. Run setup.exe.
  4. Run the TrayTimer executable (accessible from the Start menu).
  5. In the window that appears, enter (or browse to find) the program that you want to run in the first text box; it can be a *.bat or *.exe file.
  6. Then, in the second text box, enter the time interval, in minutes, between each running of the program.
  7. Click the "Close Window" button to make the window disappear; the window is now accessible from the system tray, near the clock. Just double-click the lightning icon.
  8. If you want to quit, right-click on the icon and select "Exit" or open the window and click the "Exit" button.
  9. The program will automatically save your settings when you quit. However, TrayTimer can only run the program if it is on (the window does not have to be open, but the lightning icon must be in the system tray).
  10. If you want TrayTimer to run on startup, make a shortcut to it and place the shortcut in Start menu\Programs\StartUp (the start menu directory is usually c:\windows\start menu\).

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