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Shutdown Automaton v1.4.1 ========================== What's new in v.1.4.1 -------------------------- - Fixed bugs when system resumes from sleep or hibernation, when user inactivity schedule is active. What's new in v.1.4 -------------------------- - Improved web access interface : - you can now see info about the pc you are connected to. - your LAN IP - Fixed bugs when system resumes from sleep or hibernation, when user inactivity schedule and auto-start option are active. - Minor bug fixes and gui improvements. # For tips see wiki page: http://sourceforge.net/p/shutdownauto/wiki/Shutdown Automaton Home/ SUMMARY -------------------------- * Installation * General description * Instructions * Features * Changelog * Requirements * Licenses * Contact & links INSTALLATION -------------------------- Just download the setup file to the folder of your choice and run the installation wizard. After installation find shutdown automaton on your desktop. **IMPORTANT: .Net framework 4 is required either way** You can download it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17851 GENERAL DESCRIPTION --------------------------- Shutdown Automaton is a lightweight and user-friendly utility that enables you to schedule shutdown and other power related functions seamlessly. Also a simple web interface allows you to operate it from anywhere on the Internet. Furthermore, using a special mode, can cleanup your pc before shutdown. It’s free, open source . INSTRUCTIONS -------------------------- 1. Select a shutdown action (shutdown, restart, log-off, lock, sleep,hibernation, app launch) 2. Choose a desired schedule from three modes (date & time, timer, inactivity period, file monitoring) -First mode contains the frequency submodes : once, daily, weekly -> choose one tha fits your needs -Third mode contains the submodes : computer inactivity & user inactivity -> choose one tha fits your needs -Fourth mode opts for a file to monitor, select one and choose event triggers(e.g file deletion) 3. Hit "run" to save & execute your choices.(To stop a running schedule just hit stop) If you want to run the specific schedule automatically every time you start windows click from settings: -> start automatically when Windows starts & -> Auto-run this schedule from main window If you want program starting minimized as tray icon click form settings: -> start everytime minimized If you want to disable notifications click form settings: -> disable notification ballons To terminate the application right-click its tray icon & click Exit REMOTE WEB ACCESS ============= To enable remote access go to settings->remote page 1.Then choose a port and insert your credentials (username + password) 2.Then hit enable button to enable web access, from now on as long as the program is running you will be able to shutodown/restart/log off/lock/sleep/hibernate/start an app remotely from a browser by typing: http://ip:port/ To disable web access hit disable button at remote settings page. FEATURES -------------- - Power functions supported (shutdown, restart, log-off, lock, hibernation) - Possible schedules : o Specific date and time (once,daily,weekly). o Time counter. o System idle time (computer or user inactivity). o Monitoring of a file change or a process exit. - quick predifined schedules -Remote web access : you can perform shutdown automaton's actions remotely from any browser. - Can automatically perform PC cleaning actions before shutting down the PC. - Can be set to start when windows starts, save the last schedule and start it automatically everytime program starts, run minimized as a system tray icon, restart a schedule after sleep/lock, provide notifications and warn user before execution Changelog (older versions) ========================== What's new in v.1.4 -------------------------- #Improved web access interface : - you can now see info about the pc you are connected to. - your LAN IP #Fixed bugs when system resumes from sleep or hibernation, when user inactivity schedule and auto-start option are active. #Minor bug fixes and gui improvements. Version 1.3.9 -------------- #Enhanced shutdown : improved scheduling of cleaning actions. fix bugs for folder's contents cleaning action. fix enhanced shutdown quick schedule stop functionality. #Added the ability to cancel all the available web access actions. #User inactivity schedule now tracks user's input when system resumes from sleep. #Small fixes and tweaks Version 1.3.8 -------------- #A new action "Enhanced Shutdown" has been added in the available actions. Enhanced Shutdown can perform automatically cleanup of your Windows PC before shutdown. From a special menu you can select the cleaning actions that will be perfomed. "Enhanced Shutdown" has also been added to web access interface options. #Third schedule now shows minutes of inactiviy. #CPU inactivity schedule now runs in a separate thread when active, without slowing down main interface. #Bug fixes and user interface improvements. Version 1.3.3 -------------- #2nd schedule countdown has been redesigned. You now have the ability to stack multiple timers. For more info see : http://sourceforge.net/p/shutdownauto/wiki/Fire%20multiple%20timers/ #ability to emit periodic sound during warning message, has been added. #Tray icon changes when a schedule is active. #Remote shutdown feature has been added! Now you can shutdown/restart/sleep/... your pc from your laptop,tablet or mobile phone. You simply open your browser,type the ip + selected port and you can access shutdown automaton's actions. #Improve stability during application loading (fixed some crash cases when application starts) Version 1.2 -------------- #Hibernation option has been added to the available actions (+ quick hibernation schedule) #"Start an application" has been added to the available actions S.A can perform #New schedule type : Process end monitoring (when a selected process exits) has been added #Autostart schedule options are visible in the main window now and only for the schedule types that are relevant #Schedule-related tweaks and bug fixes #Fix an application crash when trying to launch applications that require administrator rights #Fix sleep,lock schedule random activation bug when system resumes from sleep or unlocks. #Certain schedules have been tweaked to support new scenarios created by the new actions added #Improvements on the GUI and correction of graphical inconsistencies. Version 1.1.9 -------------- #New notification system has been added (Notification balloon is displayed everytime you start a schedule, notification icon's tooltip displays current status of the program) #The option to display a warning certain time before executing an action #The interface has been tweaked to be more subtle (e.g program now starts minimized by default) #Notification icon's context menu has been enhanced with quick schedule options and basic program functionalities #start after sleep, lock should now work properly #In daily and weekly program, time input will not get corrupted under certain scenarios #Improvements on the GUI and correction of graphical inconsistencies. Version 1.1.2 -------------- # New schedule mode : File monitoring (when a selected file changes a certain shutdown action is triggered) -> available event triggers: file deletion & renaming # Additon of "lock" my computer in the available actions that Shutdown Automaton can perform # Option "now" has been added to the system tray icon menu for immediate (shutdown/restart/logoff/lock/sleep) action # Daily and weekly schedule should now always remain active (unless of course hit stop button..) # Sleep/lock schedule restart option has been placed in the main window and its functionality has been tweaked # Settings and about windows should not allow multiple intances initiating when pushing their button. # Improvements on the GUI and correction of graphical inconsistencies, schedule selection should now be more obvious & simple Version 1.0.1 (first stable edition) --------------- # The ability to set time schedule daily or weekly. # A new option to schedule a shutdown based on computer's cpu inactivity. # The addition of stop button to terminate the activated schedule anytime. # The ability to restart a schedule after sleep has been added. # An important time calculation bug has been corrected, schedule based on datetime should now work correctly. # Countdown based schedule has been redesigned # Improvements on the GUI and correction of graphical inconsistencies. # New setup installer # Bug fixes concerning stability & accuracy of each schedule option. REQUIREMENTS Has been tested under Windows 7, 8 & Vista IMPORTANT: It requires .Net framework 4 You can download it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17851 LICENSES Shutdown Automaton is under the GNU GPL 3.0 license. It does not use any third-party software parts. CONTACT & LINKS Visit https://sourceforge.net/projects/shutdownauto/ for info about the project. Please send me feedback to: mike.giannikos [at] gmail [dot] com
Source: Readme.txt, updated 2013-10-28