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    Lightbulb I'm Still Listening (shameless self promotion, Pandora)

    Does anybody listen to Pandora? You know the "I'm still listening" button that pops up once an hour or so? I made a little program that automatically clicks it for you, so you don't have to pay attention to your computer to keep the music going (for parties, or when you're busy doing other stuff, etc). Check it out if you feel like it: I'm Still Listening!

    I mostly wrote the program for myself, and it's not too much to look at, but it does demonstrate some cool stuff you can do in Java. It uses the Robot class to check your screen for the button, and clicks it if it sees it. It also uses the nifty SystemTray class for a menu, which I think is kinda cool.

    It works great on my system, so maybe it will prove useful to others as well (and if anybody has any problems with it on their system, I'd love to hear about them). Or maybe the code will give somebody other ideas about how to use those capabilities.

    I've also posted this here: http://www.java-forums.org/reviews-a...tml#post253288
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    Default Re: I'm Still Listening (shameless self promotion, Pandora)

    I have never used Pandora before but the program looks good. I love writing useful little applications like this!
    I remember the days of 'Paid for surfing' schemes. All you had to do to prove you were still active was to move the mouse
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    Default Re: I'm Still Listening (shameless self promotion, Pandora)

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaPF View Post
    I have never used Pandora before but the program looks good. I love writing useful little applications like this!
    Haha thanks. I got the idea when somebody here was asking for project ideas, and at the same time I was reading his post, Pandora stopped to ask me if I was still listening. I was going to jokingly tell him to write me that program, but then I thought it would be fun to do myself. It was a nice little escape after dealing with my huge final project for the past few weeks.

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    Default Re: I'm Still Listening (shameless self promotion, Pandora)

    Very nice Kevin.
    Although Pandora isn't available outside the U.S I still checked out the app and code, and I must say, It's very neat and compact.

    I actually never knew such API's which you used existed, so +1 for introducing me to them as well
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    Default Re: I'm Still Listening (shameless self promotion, Pandora)

    Quote Originally Posted by newbie View Post
    Very nice Kevin.
    Although Pandora isn't available outside the U.S I still checked out the app and code, and I must say, It's very neat and compact.
    Thanks! I always plan on adding really informative comments as well, but somehow I always lose interest right before then, haha.

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    I actually never knew such API's which you used existed, so +1 for introducing me to them as well
    Awesome! That was one of my goals, so mission accomplished!
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