When you switch to the countdown timer mode, the Countdown
options dialog is displayed.
In this window you can set the time to count down (similar to
Set custom time) and the events
that will occur when the time reaches zero. The possible options
are as follows:
PC speaker beep — when the countdown reaches zero, the
program will beep using the PC speaker. Modify the values in the
Frequency and Duration fields to change the tone and
duration of the sound.
Play an audio file — mark this checkbox and use the
Browse… button to locate and select a .mp3, .wav, .mid or
any other audio file to be played when the countdown reaches zero.
Loop option is used to play repeatedly and very useful for
small sound samples. There are several audio files being
distributed in installation package and placed in the application's
program folder. You may use them if it is difficult for you to
locate anothers. Also here are lots: http://www.freesound.org, http://www.soundsnap.com
Launch a file — lauching a file is equivalent to
double-clicking it in the Windows Explorer, so you can specify in
this field not only the executable files, but files of any format
recognized by Windows.
Raise a signal — allows you to control an external device
by changing the voltage on two serial COM port lines when the timer
expires. According to RS-232 standard voltage is changed to +3..+15 volts
but take into account a cable attenuation.
You can use any combination of the above options. Test
button allows to emulate a timer expiration.
Close the program — mark this checkbox to quit the
program when the countdown reaches zero.
Restart — resets the timer and starts it again resets the timer and starts it again that makes it periodic.
Start in Stopwatch mode — switches to Stopwatch mode and
starts at once.