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Author Topic: NANY 2016 Release: sTray  (Read 1906 times)

skwire

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NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« on: December 30, 2015, 12:24:34 AM »
NANY 2016 Entry Information

Application Name sTray
Supported OSes Windows XP/7/8 (Probably works, but not tested on, Windows Vista/10)
Web Page Website
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Author Jody Holmes (Skwire Empire)

Description
Tiny, tray-based utility that gives you the option to shutdown, restart, switch user, log off, lock, sleep, or hibernate your computer.  I use Microsoft's Remote Desktop (RDP) a lot for the various computers and VMs that I deal with.  RDP works great but has one drawback and that is, for whatever reason Microsoft has, the normal shutdown and reboot commands are missing from the Start Menu when you're working on a computer remotely.  Yes, you can use the shutdown command via the commandline or you can click the taskbar and press Alt-F4, etc, but not everybody is comfortable using the commandline or remembers that hotkey.  Hence, this simple utility.

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2015-12-30_001014.pngNANY 2016 Release: sTray

Usage
Installation
Download the zip file and extract its contents into a new folder.  Run sTray.exe to start the application and right-click the tray icon to see the menu.  Under the Options menu, you can have it add a shortcut to your startup folder.

Uninstallation
Exit the application and delete the folder you unzipped it to.  The application doesn't write any of its settings to the registry.

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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2015, 03:38:11 AM »
Ah, as usual a very useful new tool for NANY :Thmbsup:

Thanks!

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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2015, 04:04:04 AM »
And I have a feature-request (as usual ;D)

Can the available options be made configurable?
I don't want the Shutdown, Sleep and Hibernate options available for systems that are actually located in a hosting farm, as I can't walk over there to press a button, or click a VMWare option, to get them going again after I 'accidentally' use any of those options :-[

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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2015, 10:03:11 AM »
And I have a feature-request (as usual ;D)

Can the available options be made configurable?

Will do and thank you for the donation.  Much appreciated.   :)

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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2015, 10:08:30 AM »
Might be nice to have a "start screensaver" item on there too.
And if you want to get fancy, a way for users to add their own items :)

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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 12:18:12 PM »
And I have a feature-request:

Can the available options be made configurable?
Will do

so, is there such a version?


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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 01:22:15 PM »
Not yet; been busy with work/job.