Apologies for delay in replying. Firstly, I had to dig out my Psion 5mx to refresh my memory on how the snooze operation actually worked. An alarm takes over the whole screen of the Psion 5mx and one can then either press one of the buttons to cancel the alarm or snooze it. Pressing Esc cancels the alarm whilst pressing the space bar snoozes it in 10 minute increments. This is fine for a PDA, but would not work on a PC, where one wanted to continue working whilst the alarm was snoozing.
At first I was thinking that using a hotkey to set the snooze time is an excellent idea (I still do), but the more I thought about it, the more I began to wonder if the facilities that already built in to the application would work just as well not only for you but for all users. Let me tell you what I'm thinking...
First of all, the snooze periods are 100% customizable. Using your 10 minute examples, I would set the first few snooze periods to 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, and so on.
Next, when an alarm goes off, use the Down button as the hotkey to select the desired snooze period (now set to 10 minute increments) and the press Enter to begin snoozing. The additional advantage to this technique is that you can use the Up button to revert to a previous snooze period if you accidentally pressed the Down button too many times.
This is what I'm thinking. Give it a try and let me know if it works for you and if not, let me know and we'll keep working it.
I have tried using the down button as suggested, but this does not work as the snooze period does not have the focus when the alarm is displayed and I need to click on it with the mouse first for the down button to operate. After doing that, it is just as easy to use the mouse to select the snooze period. Alternatively, I need to press Alt+Tab to move to QuickReminder and then press the down key. That is not such a big deal but I have to press Alt+Tab a number of times to get to QuickReminder which always appears as the first item on the list rather than the next item on the list. so my sequence to snooze for 5 minutes using the default
snooze times is as follows:
- Press Alt+Tab 4 times to get to Quick Reminder (i.e. the number of programs open on my PC)
- Press down arrow 5 times
- Press Enter to confirm and close the Quick Reminder window
It would be easier to use the mouse in most cases.
I think a hot key such as Win+Down would probably be so much faster.
One further thing that would be nice would be repeating reminders, such as repeat at 8:00am on workdays or each Tuesday etc. Also an option to change the location of the pop-up display would be useful.