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Large type is interesting and I'm curious about if it's possible to make a wall paper using large type taking the advantage of dynamic placeholder `{time}`.

 

For now, I could make a loop using the basic workflow of Alfred to display time, but it's not fluent on displaying changing time.

 

Also, I would like to know there's a way to stop the loop. Basically, I think I could use ticker method from @deanishe to achieve it.

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Large type shows above other things and steals focus, so it’s not suitable for Wallpaper behaviour.

 

20 hours ago, leekeifon said:

Also, I would like to know there's a way to stop the loop.

 

When you start a loop, create a temporary file somewhere. Every time the loop runs from then on, check if the file is still there and abort if it isn’t. Then have a Keyword Input whose sole purpose is to delete the file.

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On 9/23/2020 at 9:29 PM, vitor said:

Large type shows above other things and steals focus, so it’s not suitable for Wallpaper behaviour.

 

 

When you start a loop, create a temporary file somewhere. Every time the loop runs from then on, check if the file is still there and abort if it isn’t. Then have a Keyword Input whose sole purpose is to delete the file.

 

Thanks for the reply and your trick on stopping loop should work. And I'm stop hacking the wall paper stuff

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