Events can notify you by displaying a window and playing a media file. If you do have a window displayed, you can choose its size, location, and appearance.
Of course, maybe you don't want a window displayed when the alarm goes off. Perhaps a sound is sufficient to remind you; perhaps the action is all you want to happen (e.g., opening a Web site in your Internet browser or opening Outlook). (We'll talk about actions in another topic.)
Use the Window page to specify whether you want a window displayed when the alarm goes off.
If you do choose to have a window displayed, you can choose the size of the window: tiny, small, medium, or large. The main difference is the size of the message area.
The window can be animated, using fading or sliding effects.
The window can also be placed in different locations on the screen, and you can choose a certain amount of transparency for it as well.
In addition to displaying a window to remind you of events, you can also play an audio file (such as an MP3, WMV, or WAV file), a video file (such as AVI, WMV, or MPEG) or a simple beep from the computer's speaker.
Use the Media page to select an audio or video file for the event to play when it goes off. Alternatively, it can be silent or just play a simple beep from the computer's speakers. (You specify the frequency and duration of the beep.)
Your computer can read text aloud. Enter whatever text you want it to say (including special variables that represent the current event). You can also change the voice and volume.
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