(you may want to read my second post in this thread first)
with browsers like Chrome and the new Opera browser, it has become a standard that dozens of chrome.exe/opera.exe processes are running on a system. With multiple installations, these processes do not necessarily belong to the same browser installation.
E.g. running processes:
To save battery, reduce heat and noise, and get more power out of the computer, it has proven to be very handy to suspend processes of programs (especially browsers with lots of tabs) that are not always in use but should be resumable within a millisecond. The typical user, both novice and professional, will leave their multi-tabbed browser running in the background.
The suggested program should work like this:
Either by launching/clicking a .lnk/... file with a command, and/or by means of a shortcut like e.g. Win-N, the specified processes *within the specified directory only* are all suspended/resumed. There could/should also be a toggle command suspend/resume as well as dedicated suspend/resume commands.
There are various kinds of programs out there, such as yawffer, pssuspend, nircmd with the the suspend command, BES Battle Encoder, and Process Lasso, that all feature various aspects of described program, but none is able to do what I described here. Put together, all the programs however prove it is feasible.
* yawffer cannot suspend by path, but can toggle by keystroke
* BES cannot suspend by path, but can toggle and even throttle CPU usage
* nircmd cannot suspend by path, but is lightweight command line
* pssuspend cannot suspend by path, but is lightweight command line
* Process Lasso can suspend by path, but only manually instance-by-instance (which is extremely (!) tedious), and also is heavy-weight/very complex. But PL proves the concept works.
(Also, I think some of these programs suspend *all* exes with the same name, and some just one, randomly.)
So, a common should suspend/resume all chrome.exe's running in c:\chrome 1\, but not those in chrome 2.
I think using a catchy name, the program might get some attention, e.g. hinting at Chrome (even though I personally use Opera), one could name it ChromeSuspender ...