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Windows 7: Run Program - R U Sure ?

08 May 2017   #1
pjd

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Run Program - R U Sure ?

I want something like this, but rather than disallowing a program I want something that asks "Are you sure you want to run xxxxxxxxxxxx"

This is not a security issue, its a 'prevent me from shooting myself in foot' issue.

I have a couple programs that need external disk drives, monitors etc to be available, if they're not and the programs are run I have to take time consuming recovery actions (as in many minutes over a couple of hours).

I don't want to do it by turning on UAC because there's no control over which programs it monitors. I've had it off since 2009 and never had a moments regret - so no lectures on its benefits please.

I also don't want to do it via batch scripts or the like, because I start these programs (sometimes inadvertently - Ay, there's the rub) from the Start Menu or Explorer context menu Open With etc.

What I have in mind is small program I'd run at start up, which would monitor requests to start a program and if its in a list then ask the question with an OK and Cancel buttons. Of course it would need something to add/delete programs to the list.

The developers of the programs I want in the list aren't interested in enhancing their programs to overcome the 'problem'

Anyone know of such a thing?

BR


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08 May 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Where does (this) send me if I tick on it?

If it's a picture try using this tutorial.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Help Forums

Jack
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08 May 2017   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

What you need to do here is to retrain yourself to not click on things you do not want to.

You could do this programmatically, using one of many languages from batch to Macro to Powershell, or by use of systems such as UAC but have already ruled these out.

The only thing left that is possible to change is yourself. unless you could enroll in Hogwarts for a few years and use Magic
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08 May 2017   #4
pjd

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Where does (this) send me if I tick on it?
In Firefox, Chrome and Edge if I hover on something like the 'this' I posted I see that target URL at bottom left of the browser window, viz

Run Program - R U Sure ?-1.jpg

Maybe you need a a tutorial on browser usage Ψ˛

pjd


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08 May 2017   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From post #4
Quote:
Maybe you need a a tutorial on browser usage Ψ˛
Thanks for your kind words.

Have a nice day

Jack
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08 May 2017   #6
pjd

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

found an ahk exe that does what exactly what I want
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08 May 2017   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

How do you have your User Account Control Settings set? If you have it set for Always Notify, you will get the UAC popup pretty much every time you try to start up a program. That will give you the equivalent of "R U Sure?" (I always recommend having it set for Always Notify anyway).

To check and/or change your UAC settings, hit the Windows key or click on the windows orb, then type UAC, then click on Change User Account settings.
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09 May 2017   #8
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

When you download a program file from the internet, Windows will prompt you with a “Open File - Security Warning” dialogue before executing it. In post 39 of Open File Security Warning - Enable or Disable I demonstrate how to apply this prompt to any file.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pjd View Post
found an ahk exe that does what exactly what I want
Pjd, care to share?
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