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Author Topic: StartupSaver v0.96  (Read 4679 times)

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StartupSaver v0.96
« on: June 16, 2009, 03:12:09 AM »
Hey guiz,

This is my first every program. I wrote it in AHK a while back. It works pretty well, for what I wrote it. I use it on both of my comps. I haven't edited it much for a while. Please tell me what you think. :)

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StartupSaver is a program designed to improve your computer's startup time and quality by executing programs at intervals.



http://freewarewire.blogspot.com/2009/02/startupsaver-faster-than-locomotive.html

-Pie

PS - I know there are probably better programs out there, but I was really excited about finally learning programming and wanted to make something. It may not be as nice, but it does what it's supposed to do.

PSS - I know I have the source up for DL, but please don't look at it.....I'm such a messy coder. :P

PSSS - I hope this is the right place to post this.
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« Last Edit: June 21, 2009, 02:02:52 AM by hewhoeatspie »

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Re: StartupSaver v0.95
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 03:40:00 AM »
Nice, and thanks for sharing, Pie  :Thmbsup:

Maybe add a screenshot to your post?

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Re: StartupSaver v0.95
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009, 06:30:40 AM »
thanks for sharing. this looks like a viable alternative to programs discussed here. :)

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Re: StartupSaver v0.95
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 09:32:26 PM »
Thanks for the replies!

mouser, I took your suggestion. :)

lanux, thanks. The word "viable" means alot. :)

It would be cool if I could get 4 or 5 people's feedback on what they think, or if it works on their programs, etc. I've only had the chance to test it on my two comps.
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Re: StartupSaver v0.95
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009, 09:46:04 PM »
@hewhoeatspie: if you don't mind, i have a suggestion. how about adding check-boxes to the list so that users can enable/disable items to run? this would be more convenient than adding/removing programs all the time.

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Re: StartupSaver v0.95
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 12:01:27 AM »
Lanux, that's a valid suggestion. I guess I just didn't want to make it too much like MSConfig, but I'll think about it. Thanks.
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Re: StartupSaver v0.96
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2009, 02:07:28 AM »
Hey! Just thought I'd let you know, I took your suggestion, lanux. I added checkboxes next to each entry, which actually does seem alot more useful than I first thought. Let me know what you think. :)

I also tweaked a few more things, even like changing where I hosted my files, so let me know if the links work. Here's the website again.


EDIT: Oops! I missed some column stuff since I moved everything over one. I just fixed it, but if you happened to download it before I did, try getting it again!
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« Last Edit: June 21, 2009, 04:20:42 PM by hewhoeatspie »

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Re: StartupSaver v0.96
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2009, 09:54:49 PM »
thanks for including the checkboxes, hewhoeatspie.. :)

btw, about the links. i can't download neither the program nor the source. here's the error message:

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Access Denied!
This file is not available because you are either not logged-in or do not have the owner's permission to view it

if you want, you can attach them here in this post.

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Re: StartupSaver v0.96
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2009, 12:07:26 AM »
Oops! I fixed it, I think.

But here it is anyway.
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Re: StartupSaver v0.96
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2009, 12:30:06 AM »
i've tried it and it works well so far. i'll spend some time adding more programs. which reminds me that it'd be nice if newly added programs are auto-checked. you can also add the units after the delay number (either milisec, sec, etc) since the readme is also ambiguous, e.g.

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Delay: the amount of time before StartupSaver launches the first program.

just my thoughts.. :)

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Re: StartupSaver v0.96
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2009, 02:13:20 AM »
Again, valid suggestions! I'd never thought of those!

As for the autocheck, I considered it, but I guess I never got around to it. Now that someone suggested it, I'll make sure to put it in (and it should be pretty easy.)

As for the time, I think I'll just edit the readme, rather than change it to seconds, milliseconds, etc. Really, I can't imagine wanting to launch programs 50 milliseconds apart rather than at the same time....And I believe (though I'm not sure, and too lazy ATM to find out) that you can enter decimals, like .5, and it will launch in half a minute. But I do see your point, I'll add something to the readme and GUI about it being seconds.

Thanks so much for the suggestions! :)
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