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Windows 7: Shutdown Timer I made

17 Jan 2010   #21

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandeep View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tim3k View Post
Just my two cents.
It would be great if you could turn this tool into a desktop gadget! Just need a field where you can define a time, a counter that shows how much time is remaining and a start button. I'm looking for such kind of tool for a long time
I'm in the process of making one, at the moment I'm focusing on version 2.5 of Shutdown Timer, but I'm a bit tired of coding that now, so I'll get on to completing the gadget.
as a gadget this would be very useful

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17 Jan 2010   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 



Yep you see it right, I've completed the sidebar gadget, and it's 100% working.
I hope you all like it and please donate to help the project, I have to pay server fees as well.

Feedback would be great on it.

Info on where to get it here:

http://www.sinvise.net/home/componen...sidebar-gadget
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18 Jan 2010   #23

Win7 x64
 
 

Wow! Didn't expect that fast reaction!

Looks good, only one issue I have is some font shifting (see attached screenshot). It happens due to bigger font that I use on my laptop.

Just a few more proposal, please don't consider it as any kind of criticism! . This is just my ideas, nothing more.
1. Would be good if the last chosen value was stored. i.e. If I choose 30 minutes, would be good to have it already selected after next start.
2. How about a popup window 30 seconds before the shutdown with "Cancel" button on it? Sort of reminder.
3. When this timer tried to shutdown my computer one opened app didn't let it. I found my notebook working in the morning and still waiting for a confirmation for forced shutdown. mb some check box for a forced shutdown?

eye-candy part
3. mb rounded edges? Like default weather gadget
3. I'd remove the legend "Action" - it is pretty obvious, and make this field same size as duration field.
4. I'd make the timer a bit bigger, or reduce the size of the window. There are too much free space around.
5. Lists (duration and action) and the header look a bit off-centered


Also donated a beer to you


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18 Jan 2010   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tim3k View Post
Wow! Didn't expect that fast reaction!

Looks good, only one issue I have is some font shifting (see attached screenshot). It happens due to bigger font that I use on my laptop.

Just a few more proposal, please don't consider it as any kind of criticism! . This is just my ideas, nothing more.
1. Would be good if the last chosen value was stored. i.e. If I choose 30 minutes, would be good to have it already selected after next start.
2. How about a popup window 30 seconds before the shutdown with "Cancel" button on it? Sort of reminder.
3. When this timer tried to shutdown my computer one opened app didn't let it. I found my notebook working in the morning and still waiting for a confirmation for forced shutdown. mb some check box for a forced shutdown?

eye-candy part
3. mb rounded edges? Like default weather gadget
3. I'd remove the legend "Action" - it is pretty obvious, and make this field same size as duration field.
4. I'd make the timer a bit bigger, or reduce the size of the window. There are too much free space around.
5. Lists (duration and action) and the header look a bit off-centered


Also donated a beer to you
Thanks for the donation and the comments.

I guess I can get to work on it now to fix those issues, also I won't be able to make a way for the user to be notified 30 seconds before since the sidebar gadget functionality disables actions like that.

I'll reply back hopefully with a new version
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2010   #25

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandeep View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tim3k View Post
Wow! Didn't expect that fast reaction!

Looks good, only one issue I have is some font shifting (see attached screenshot). It happens due to bigger font that I use on my laptop.

Just a few more proposal, please don't consider it as any kind of criticism! . This is just my ideas, nothing more.
1. Would be good if the last chosen value was stored. i.e. If I choose 30 minutes, would be good to have it already selected after next start.
2. How about a popup window 30 seconds before the shutdown with "Cancel" button on it? Sort of reminder.
3. When this timer tried to shutdown my computer one opened app didn't let it. I found my notebook working in the morning and still waiting for a confirmation for forced shutdown. mb some check box for a forced shutdown?

eye-candy part
3. mb rounded edges? Like default weather gadget
3. I'd remove the legend "Action" - it is pretty obvious, and make this field same size as duration field.
4. I'd make the timer a bit bigger, or reduce the size of the window. There are too much free space around.
5. Lists (duration and action) and the header look a bit off-centered


Also donated a beer to you
Thanks for the donation and the comments.

I guess I can get to work on it now to fix those issues, also I won't be able to make a way for the user to be notified 30 seconds before since the sidebar gadget functionality disables actions like that.

I'll reply back hopefully with a new version
Nice work, I'll keep an eye out for your update.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2010   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Nice work, I'll keep an eye out for your update.
Thanks, the sidebar gadget will not be released soon, within the next couple of days my time will be spent on finishing the first Beta for the actual software program.

You can see how it will look here:
Progress on Shutdown Timer version 2.5
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19 Jan 2010   #27

Windows 7 64
 
 

This is turning out to a really nice program. Looks like I finally may have found my replacement for Dshutdown. Keep up the good work.
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19 Jan 2010   #28

 

I'll be sure to try this out, looks great. I currently use Switch off but this seems to have many more options(which I love). I'll give some feedback once I download it on my main computer, I'm currently away.
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19 Jan 2010   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Everyone will be able to download version 2.5 before it is released out to everyone in the update manager. I will be running 3 beta updates which will then hea on over to the final after testing.
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21 Jan 2010   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Version 2.5 of Shutdown Timer has now been released!

Give it a try and send feedback my way
Hope you all like it!

Shutdown Timer
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