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February 09, 2018, 01:36:04 PM
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Hello Bitcoin friends =),

i have developed an desktop gadget for windows. It´s called "Altcoin Desktop Gadget" and the actual version is 1.8.
It displays the actual values from coinmarketcap for your selected coins, so you will never miss something Smiley

You can simply add the coins you want to display via the settings menu.
The buttons with the arrows will add or delete an coin. Up and Down moves the position in the list.

On the display settings, you can choose the currency, where the window is displayed and if you want that the background is transparent.
Be careful with this setting, on dark backgrounds this option looks not good.

If you set the always on top checkbox, after restarting the program you can move it around. It will save the position. You can only move it around if always on top is active.

You will get the menu if you click with the right mouse button in the top line where you see when the data was updated.
I wrote the program in german language and translate the most important things. It can be, that you will get some german text somewhere. Please let me know, i will change it in future versions.
The "Upcoming events" are in development, so you can´t click it in the menu till now.
All the files are in the attached ZIP file. You have to start the "Altcoin.exe". The "Helper.exe" is only used for restarting the program.
If you want, you can compile the program by yourself. I will attach the source code too. It’s written in autoIt.

I tested the program on windows 7. I do not know how it locks when using windows 10. It is for 86 or 64bit systems.

If you have questions or problems, i will try to help you out.
I share this program for free!
A small donation would be great Wink

Main program:!KYl2WCCC!ReLez4jxcX2rMjpG1lg6KUjnuFMOeKotAQ2HS4ytI48


Donation address:

Have fun =)

original version history in german:
- Sprache auf Englisch umgestellt
- Fenster kann nun transparent dargestellt werden

- (CoinmarketCal API Änderungen übernommen. Events wurden nicht mehr angezeigt)
- Absturzbug auf Basis von Coinmarketcap Gateway Error wurde behoben
- Einstellungsmenü enthällt nun alle Einstellungen der Ini und den Coins
- "Mit Windows starten" aus Menü in das Einstellungsfenster verschoben

- Refreshzeit wurde erhöht um API Richtlinien einzuhalten
- Absturzbug auf Basis von einem Timeoutfehler der API wurde behoben

- (Kommende Events wurden durch API von CoinMarketCal eingebaut. Es kann nun durch Kategorisierung gefiltert werden)
- Meldung für fehlerhafte Verbindung zu CoinMarketCap wurde entfernt

- Abstände und Positionen vertauscht um mehr Coins anzeigen zu können
- Versionsanzeige im Tray Icon MouseOver
- Screenshots und MouseKlickOnCoin wurden optimiert

- Alle verfügbare Coins auf CoinMarketCap stehen nun zur Verfügung
- Coins können nun direkt über das Menü "Coins bearbeiten" hinzugefügt und entfert werden
- Die Reihenfolge der Coins wird nun über das Menü "Coins bearbeiten" bearbeitet

- Es können beliebig viele Coins angezeigt werden
- Die Währung kann zwischen EURO und USD via INI Datei geändert werden
- Totalmarketcap und 24h Volumen werden nun angezeigt
- Im Menü steht die Funktion "Mit Windows starten" zur Verfügung

- Grundfunktionen wurden eingebaut
- GUI wurde als Desktopgadget erstellt

() - Noch nicht offiziel released


How can i set the pictures that they will be displayed inline and not only the link?
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February 09, 2018, 03:34:35 PM

It seems very good. I would use it if I have a windows machine. Do you plan to release MacOS version?
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February 12, 2018, 10:18:13 AM

thank you =)
Till now not. I don´t have the time to reprogram it. I will anounce it if i did.

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February 12, 2018, 08:32:15 PM

I have tried installing it in windows 7 It seems (not yet) works fine, They only show in tray only. If I left click or right there is only command (Exit) only.

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February 13, 2018, 12:44:12 PM

Hey WUUEX79,

try it with the following settings.ini:

;'name' beinhaltet Komata getrennt die einzelnen Coins.
;'overlap' widget bleibt immer im Vordergrund
;'monitor' gibt an, auf welchem Bildschirm das widget dargestellt werden soll.
;'restore' bezeichnet die Position beim starten. restore=0 -> Obere rechte ecke des eingestellen monitors (1,2,3). Siehe 'monitor'
;'posx', 'posy' speichert die Position beim beenden des Widgets. restore=1 -> dann wird es an 'posx' und 'posy' angezeigt
;EUR oder USD
;Background transparent

Now you shoud see it definitely. Regards
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February 13, 2018, 12:49:44 PM

Very nice app actually, I've tried similar apps but I usually didn't really like the look of them.
The design of this one is really nice and blends perfectly in my background.

I've scanned it and found no viruses, ran it in a sandbox afterwards and didn't see anything weird.

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February 14, 2018, 06:54:16 AM
Last edit: February 14, 2018, 07:41:38 AM by TPTim

Thank you very much for your feedback  Grin
Can you upload a picture how it looks on your background?

I like it if i can make people happy Wink

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