Why the clock is ticking automatically

Hi,

Following Darren’s tutorials on creating timers. But how come the clock automatically start counting up at home screen without pressing the start button? Btw, what’s the difference between “When… opens” and “When… starts”?

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Btw, it seems like the help document is not working

https://thunkable.com/explore/ai2/support/concepts/procedures.html#

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Hi @terryneedsleep:

Here are the docs for the Thunkable X timer:
https://docs.thunkable.com/timer

The link you’ve posted thunkable.com/explore/ai2/... is a very old link from one of the first versions of Thunkable Classic.

Just out of curiosity, how did you end up getting directed to that page?

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@Domhnall ok i’ll look at that, i used the words “thunkable control explain” on Google

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Thanks for letting me know!

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Is your timer set to enabled? Click on the Timer icon which is located just below your design screen in browser, and on the right you will see properties like the following:

To not start automatically turn enabled to false. Then to turn the timer on or off use buttons in app that set timer enabled = true for timer on and false for timer off.

You can also change the timer intervals. So if you are making say a clock that counts up every 1 second, set that interval to 1 second.

Loops means the timer keeps firing every second, or whatever you set the interval to. All these properties can be toggled by the user in the app by using the blocks from the timer component.

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@eoinparkinson ohhh thanks, worked! thought enabled was just to turn on this timer function

btw, what is the difference between When “opens” vs “starts”?
https://docs.thunkable.com/control doesnt seem to explain it

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I am unsure about those blocks but I use when opens and all the tutorials I see use this. Works for everything I do.

Glad I could help.The component is invisible so enabled or disabled you cannot see it.

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anyone can please explain the difference between When “opens” vs “starts”?

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I can explain… :smile:


Starts

Starts means whenever the respective screen is opened the first time.

Opens

Opens means everytime the screen is opened.


Hope you understand :blush:

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arrr ok thanks!

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