April 19, 2016

Displaying a Reminder Message Every Hour Using the Task Scheduler (Windows)

Recently, I wanted my Windows 10 machine to display a message every hour during part of the day (and only on weekdays) reminding me to take a break from the computer. I ended up using Windows’ Task Scheduler as some websites suggested and a .vbs script to do it, and it seems to work as I wanted. In case someday I need to remember how I did it or someone needs to do something similar I’ll put here some screenshots, the simple code of the script (it is called by the scheduler and just shows a message box with some text) and the links to a couple of posts I found useful when I was trying to figure out how to do it.

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The script:

MsgBox "Time to take a break!!!", vbSystemModal

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categories: windows