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Author Topic: DONE: Faster boots combining hibernate and restart (Boot Snooze)  (Read 63004 times)
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« Reply #150 on: March 30, 2010, 06:29:33 AM »

One more thing, as I mentioned above, I use the autologon function, does BootSnooze check whether this setting was previously enabled before it removes it's autologon entry? I wouldn't like to re-enable autologon every time I BootSnooze.
My understanding is that, if you don't check "enable auto-login", BootSnooze does not interfere with the existing settings.
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« Reply #151 on: March 30, 2010, 06:45:58 AM »

Wouldn't it be easier to simply set the option to ask for a password when the PC comes out of standby (or hibernation)?
It's an inbuilt Windows function in the screensaver tab:

BootSnooze can't do its work, which is waiting for your startup apps to start and THEN hibernating/standby-ing, until you're logged in.  Therefore, it needs auto-login enabled.  It's up to you whether you enable it temporarily via BootSnooze or simply turn it on for your computer permanently.

This way BootSnooze would stay completely out of the realm of passwords and therefore make a lot more people comfortable with using it.  (I don't like the thought of entering my logon details into a third-party program)

Understood.  This is why I was very hesitant to add it in there in the first place.

One more thing, as I mentioned above, I use the autologon function, does BootSnooze check whether this setting was previously enabled before it removes it's autologon entry? I wouldn't like to re-enable autologon every time I BootSnooze.

Yes, it does.  It will only disable auto-login if you enabled it within BootSnooze.  If you have auto-login enabled on your computer prior to starting BootSnooze, it won't even give you the option of using the auto-login feature.  Is that good enough (honest question...not trying to be a smartass)?  Thanks for the feedback.
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« Reply #152 on: February 04, 2011, 11:45:49 AM »

Boot Snooze features in CybernetNews today:

http://cybernetnews.com/r...t-then-standby-hibernate/

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I don’t reboot my computer that often because it can be a bit inconvenient, and sometimes I go weeks without having restarted it. My reasoning is typically that I have too many apps open and don’t feel like restarting them all, but other times it’s because I’m on the way out the door and just throw my machine in standby so that it is ready for me when I go to use it again. There is a slick little app called Boot Snooze that looks to make it a bit more reasonable to restart your machine from time-to-time.
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« Reply #153 on: February 04, 2011, 04:28:23 PM »

Thanks, mouser.  Really cool.   smiley
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« Reply #154 on: February 06, 2011, 10:48:55 AM »

Great program - I use it all the time and wanted to say thanks!

Also I have a request, here's the commandline I use to run BootSnooze:

BootSnooze.exe mode=reboot method=hibernate bdelay=0 adelay=5

What I would like is to do my own reboot and have BootSnooze finish the process when the computer restarts. So what  would be entered in the RunOnce registry entry for the above commandline?

Hope this makes sense.

Thanks,
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« Reply #155 on: February 07, 2011, 07:42:36 PM »

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Boot Snooze features in CybernetNews today:

Succinct article.  Always nice when they get it right in a write-up. smiley
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« Reply #156 on: February 07, 2011, 09:47:45 PM »

Great program - I use it all the time and wanted to say thanks!

You're welcome.  =]  Welcome to DonationCoder.

Also I have a request, here's the commandline I use to run BootSnooze:
BootSnooze.exe mode=reboot method=hibernate bdelay=0 adelay=5
What I would like is to do my own reboot and have BootSnooze finish the process when the computer restarts. So what  would be entered in the RunOnce registry entry for the above commandline?

Currently, you can't because Boot Snooze uses both the registry and an INI file.  However, due to your request, I'll change it so that Boot Snooze uses the registry only so that you can create a REG file of your own to import anytime.  Thanks for the feedback.
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« Reply #157 on: February 09, 2011, 09:46:16 AM »

Thanks skwire,

If it was easier for you, another way is to add a commandline option like mode='noreboot' which would tell BootSnooze to set up the reg/ini for a reboot as per the rest of the commandline, but then just exit without actually rebooting.

I'm assuming that the reg/ini settings do not have to made immediately before rebooting, i.e., another program can run afterwards.

Either way would work for me - just not sure which would be simpler for you to program.

Thanks,
Marc
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« Reply #158 on: April 06, 2011, 04:02:42 AM »

I think the later version where you
Added configurable delay before hibernating/standby.
    + Added configurable delay before rebooting.
is more confusing to people not very good with computers. I think the simpler version was better. Maybe there could be an extra settings tab/button?
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« Reply #159 on: May 26, 2011, 02:01:52 PM »

Boot Snooze is reviewed on ghacks today thumbs up:

http://www.ghacks.net/2011/05/26/boot-snooze-restart-then-hibernate-or-standby-your-pc/

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Boot Snooze, a freeware app by Donation Coder member Skwire, has been designed to bring the best of both worlds together. It combines a restart of the computer with an automated switch to hibernation or standby.
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« Reply #160 on: May 26, 2011, 02:04:01 PM »

Thanks for the heads up.  I think that Boot Snooze is about the most misunderstood app I've written.   tongue
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« Reply #161 on: May 26, 2011, 06:17:37 PM »


I think that Boot Snooze is about the most misunderstood app I've written.


That's the thing that relaxes one's footware, right?
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« Reply #162 on: May 26, 2011, 11:47:13 PM »


I think that Boot Snooze is about the most misunderstood app I've written.


That's the thing that relaxes one's footware, right?

 huh
And I was thinking that its meaning is: kicking with a "sleepy" foot...
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« Reply #163 on: May 27, 2011, 11:27:30 AM »


 huh
And I was thinking that its meaning is: kicking with a "sleepy" foot...
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Napping in the trunk of one's car?

One can see why it's a bit confusing  cheesy
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