Simple Floating Clock
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Simple Floating Clock is exactly what the name implies. When Apple released Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, they removed the option to show the clock in a floating, translucent window on the desktop. Some people liked that view so I decided to give it back.

Version 1.7.1 is also available for users on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and PPC users.
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Version 1.8: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
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  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
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Andrewm8 commented on 20 Dec 2013
Until Mavericks 10.9 everything was perfect with the clock - even with full face opacity the clock was occupying the top right corner of my desktop and nothing could get into it's space. After upgrading Mavericks to 10.9.1 the clock is still floating, but doesn't anymore occupy it's space - any new created desktop item or file saved to desktop gets underneath the clock and I have to move the clock first in order to move the item from underneath it. It became quite annoying and I would appreciate the fix for this best clock app.
[Version 1.8]

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Andrewm8 replied on 20 Dec 2013
Another annoying issue - once I activate the menu bar icon I can't get rid of it. Every time I click on menu bar icon and select 'Hide Menu Bar Icon' it doesn't go away and another one pops up. I now have 8 of them in my menu bar.
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Lumac52 reviewed on 19 Nov 2013
Still the best on Mavericks!
[Version 1.8]


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+74
Pennyhead commented on 20 Mar 2008
Thank you for reducing the lower limit on clock size!
[Version 1.6.1]


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Pennyhead reviewed on 10 Mar 2008
Really nice and simple the way things should be! It would be nice to be able to make it about 20% smaller if possible. Thank you!
[Version 1.5.2]


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Greg Weston (developer) commented on 17 Jan 2008
Apparently 7 people downloaded SFC 1.4.1 before I caught and fixed a tiny issue with desktop clocks on OS X 10.4. If you're seeing the Clocks on Desktop command dimmed, please re-download.
[Version 1.4.1]


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jeanhanamoto commented on 08 Nov 2007
I like the floating clock but can't use it with the new Leopard OS. Too bad they dropped their own.
[Version 1.2]

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Greg Weston (developer) replied on 14 Nov 2007
Considering that SFC was written and tested on Leopard, precisely because Apple had dropped the feature, I'm very curious to hear what it is that makes you are unable to use it.
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jeanhanamoto replied on 15 Nov 2007
Hi! The clock works fine for me. The only reason I wouldn't use it is I would like to have the clock/calender, and this is just a clock. I'm using the AquaClock by Brian R. Hill now, which is perfect for me.
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jeanhanamoto replied on 15 Nov 2007
P.S. I didn't mean to say it didn't work - that was a misstatement.
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Serge commented on 03 Nov 2007
Simple, but effective. Thanks Greg !
[Version 1.1.1]


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Mfhanif had trouble on 08 Nov 2010
Hi, The software is great ... i was trying it and accidentally checked "pass click through" option. I dont know how to access the clock now (settings, options, etc)...as i cant click it now....

will be extremely grateful for your help

regards
[Version 1.7.1]


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Mml had trouble on 12 Apr 2010
Looks great and I love it already. Thank you!

But, selecting 'All Spaces' does not seem to make the clock show up in all my spaces. It stubbornly stays only in the space it was launched in. I'm using 10.5.8. Any tips?
[Version 1.6.2]

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Greg Weston (developer) replied on 21 Sep 2010
The implementation of Spaces in Mac OS X 10.5 has some odd quirks when dealing with floating windows. You have to use both the Spaces setting to assign SFC to all spaces *and* SFC's option to get it to work. Happily, this is fixed in 10.6 (and SFC's command is no longer necessary or available to select).
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Philb had trouble on 13 Apr 2008
Launched application but can find no way of altering settings or removing it! Using Leopard 10.5.2.
Any suggestions - isit me?
[Version 1.6.2]

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Greg Weston (developer) replied on 09 May 2008
Right-click or control-click on the clock face. The context menu will let you adjust settings, create new clocks and quit.
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andyF had trouble on 31 Mar 2008
Wow! I love it!

Until now I used Yahoo! Alive Clock widget, but not anymore. SFC is more customizable and has smaller footprint.

The only problem I found it - after initial change of settings I can't launch settings anymore. Any hints?
[Version 1.6.2]

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Greg Weston (developer) replied on 07 Apr 2008
No clue; my daughter changes the settings on her clocks almost daily. If you write to me directly we can try to figure out what's going wrong, though.
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moon7x4 replied on 29 Aug 2011
I have used the SFC for a couple of months now. It has now magically moved to an awkward space on my screen and I can not change the settings also.

Can anybody help me as how to access the settings?

Thanks in advance.
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Greg Weston (developer) replied on 31 Aug 2011
It sounds like moon7x4 has activated the click-through option. Under normal circumstances what should happen is that an icon is created in the menu bar and a notice appears on screen telling you to click that icon if you want the clocks to be clickable again. I've heard from 4 people today that this isn't working for them. Please write to me directly and I'll work through this with you.
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katnip236 replied on 20 Dec 2012
Hi! I'm having the same problem with SFC as moon7x4 - my clock was originally in the top left corner, but somehow it's now in the bottom right (I don't believe I accidentally, I had click-through activated). Haven't been able to change the settings, Menu icon disappeared as well. Control clicking on the face doesn't work.

Thanks in advance!
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Greg Weston (developer) replied on 29 Dec 2012
Katnip236: Can you write to me directly and let me know what version of Mac OS X and SFC you're using?

nagylacy rated on 19 Nov 2012

[Version 1.8]



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escompter.qch rated on 12 Jan 2012

[Version 1.7.1]



La Ixieme rated on 06 Jan 2011

[Version 1.7.1]


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Version Downloads:13,570
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:19 Nov 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Simple Floating Clock is exactly what the name implies. When Apple released Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, they removed the option to show the clock in a floating, translucent window on the desktop. Some people liked that view so I decided to give it back.

Version 1.7.1 is also available for users on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and PPC users.


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