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Does anyone have any experience with this add-on program: Desktop-Reminder - a freeware task planner for Windows

I've used this little program (version2) for many years and I know Win 11 has its's own built in but I try to avoid learning curves.
For some unknown reason, all the times are now in 24 (military format) rather than 12 hour as I'm used to.
Does anyone know how to change the format?, or is it even possible now with the #3 version?
 

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I installed the portable version and went through it's settings.

There are no settings that I could find to control the time format.

It would appear you are stuck with Military time now.
 

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I also installed and did the portable, print is so small on a Notebook as to be unreadable, can't increase the size.
 

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    256GB SSD NVMe
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    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
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    Dell Vostro 5890
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    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
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I didn’t install it. But it seems that there is a config file tat can be edited. The website doesn’t specifically state that you can change the time format but maybe it is possible?
The pro version is relatively cheap, but again it doesn't specifically state that the time format can be changed.
It may be worth looking at the config file?

I am assuming it is the same for version 3.
 

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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
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    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
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    …still on a horse.
@antspants
There is a configuration file for the v3.2 portable version, but unfortunately, there is no option to change the time format in that configuration file.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    G-Skill RipjawsV F4-3600C18 (16GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (x 2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    Samsung 970 Pro NVMe 512GB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0004 10TB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0008 10TB (x 2)
    ST4000VN000 4TB (x 2)
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 400R
    Cooling
    AMD Wraith Prism (Stock)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
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    Logitech G502
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    100Mbps down / 40Mbps up
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    Firefox - Chrome - Edge
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    Windows Defender - Clamwin
@antspants
There is a configuration file for the v3.2 portable version, but unfortunately, there is no option to change the time format in that configuration file.
It’s quite a weird direction for a software company to take. Baffling.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
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    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
Yeah I agree, it is probably just an oversight, but they should correct that just the same.
 

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    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (x 2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    Samsung 970 Pro NVMe 512GB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0004 10TB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0008 10TB (x 2)
    ST4000VN000 4TB (x 2)
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 400R
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    AMD Wraith Prism (Stock)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502
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    100Mbps down / 40Mbps up
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    Firefox - Chrome - Edge
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    Windows Defender - Clamwin
@HowdyDo
I see no reason why you can't stay with the v2 version, at least until they release a corrected version.

I am assuming they will of course.
 

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    Memory
    G-Skill RipjawsV F4-3600C18 (16GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (x 2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    Samsung 970 Pro NVMe 512GB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0004 10TB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0008 10TB (x 2)
    ST4000VN000 4TB (x 2)
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 400R
    Cooling
    AMD Wraith Prism (Stock)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps down / 40Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox - Chrome - Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender - Clamwin
@HowdyDo
I see no reason why you can't stay with the v2 version, at least until they release a corrected version.

I am assuming they will of course.
I've sent an email to the creator of Desktop Reminder3. I'm hoping he can point us in the right direction to resolve this issue? Email is: infor@polenter.com
I'll post any results I find.
Dave
 

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    12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400 2.5 GHZ
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    16.0 GB
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I've sent an email to the creator of Desktop Reminder3. I'm hoping he can point us in the right direction to resolve this issue? Email is: infor@polenter.com
I'll post any results I find.
Dave
After several emails back and forth with the developer, he has been unable to solve this "time format" issue.
We've sent screenshots back and forth and I've tried every scenario that's he's suggested, with no positive results.
He states that the program works properly on his 3 computers, maybe this new version only works in Germany? :)

I'll keep you posted, if by chance he does figure this out but I sense he is near the end of his suggestions.
Dave :)
 

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    12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400 2.5 GHZ
    Memory
    16.0 GB
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    1 Asus 24"
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After several emails back and forth with the developer, he has been unable to solve this "time format" issue.
We've sent screenshots back and forth and I've tried every scenario that's he's suggested, with no positive results.
He states that the program works properly on his 3 computers, maybe this new version only works in Germany? :)

I'll keep you posted, if by chance he does figure this out but I sense he is near the end of his suggestions.
Dave :)
After some looking around, I found this:
Notice the top says: 17:26. Yet the time shown in the bottom right corner says: 5:26.
Could this somehow be the reason that we can't change the time format in Windows Reminder 3?
Any suggestions? :)
Win Update Site.jpg
 

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are you using a taskbar clock replacement? it looks like your system itself is set to 24hr time format...
 

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are you using a taskbar clock replacement? it looks like your system itself is set to 24hr time format...
I'm wondering if this setting is responsible for the 24 hour time format in Desktop Reminder3?
 

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    Win 11 Pro 32H2 O/S Build 22631.2861
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    PC/Desktop
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    CPU
    12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400 2.5 GHZ
    Memory
    16.0 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 Asus 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x SSD
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    600 Watt
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I'm wondering if this setting is responsible for the 24 hour time format in Desktop Reminder3?
It certainly could be, many programs take their basic settings from what Windows is displaying. Could also be the BIOS settings which some Windows settings can override when running.
 

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    Win11 Pro RTM
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
change your time format in windows and see if it alters the program's time format...
 

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change your time format in windows and see if it alters the program's time format...
OK, how do you suggest I do that? :)
 

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    Win 11 Pro 32H2 O/S Build 22631.2861
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    12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400 2.5 GHZ
    Memory
    16.0 GB
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    1 Asus 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    2x SSD
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    600 Watt
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Settings > Time & Language > Language & Region > Regional Format. Change the dropdowns for Short Time and Long time.
 

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Settings > Time & Language > Language & Region > Regional Format. Change the dropdowns for Short Time and Long time.
OK, now I have 24 hour time in my task bar, it was 12 hour time before I did as instructed.
You can see in this screenshot how I have the time/date formatted but it won't change to what I have it configured to.
 

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    Win 11 Pro 32H2 O/S Build 22631.2861
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    12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400 2.5 GHZ
    Memory
    16.0 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 Asus 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    2x SSD
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    600 Watt
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    100 mb/sec Download
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Set it to 12hr (I’m assuming that’s what you want) and restart the pc. See if it takes effect then.
 

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Set it to 12hr (I’m assuming that’s what you want) and restart the pc. See if it takes effect then.
OMG! That fixed the time format in Desktop Reminder 3. I have 12 hour time set in the taskbar but for the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to change the time format in DTR3. I guess the problem was that I set the time (many times) but there was "confirm button/enter" button to click on.
So to sum it up, here's what I did.
I did as dacrone suggested and once I had the PC time format set like I wanted it to be, I just "rebooted" without even closing any windows.
I'm so pleased we got this issue solved, especially since the creator in Germany had given up. Double thumbs up guys/gals.
You know, sometimes I'd rather be bald than have OCD. :)
 

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    Win 11 Pro 32H2 O/S Build 22631.2861
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    12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400 2.5 GHZ
    Memory
    16.0 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 Asus 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x SSD
    PSU
    600 Watt
    Internet Speed
    100 mb/sec Download
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender & Bit Defender NOT to be confused with Bit Locker ask me how I know

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