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Author Topic: NANY 2016 Release: sTray  (Read 6455 times)

skwire

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NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« on: December 30, 2015, 12:24 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
Download Link Download
Author Jody Holmes (Skwire Empire)

Description
Tiny, tray-based utility that gives you a completely configurable menu for quick access to:

  • Shutdown
  • Restart
  • Switch user
  • Log off
  • Lock
  • Sleep
  • Hibernate
  • Start screensaver
  • Turn monitor off
  • Switch default printer

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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2019-01-22_143057.pngNANY 2016 Release: sTray  2019-01-22_141431.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.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 03:16 PM by skwire »

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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2015, 03:38 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 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 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 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 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 PM »
Not yet; been busy with work/job.

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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2019, 03:21 PM »
so, is there such a version?

"There is now," Skwire said, three years later.   :P

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

Added in the new version.

Might be nice to have a "start screensaver" item on there too.

Added in the new version.

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v1.0.1 - 2019-01-22
    + Added a printers menu to easily set your default printer.  (Thanks, c.gingerich)
    + Added "Start screensaver" option.  (Thanks, mouser)
    + Added "Turn monitor off" option.
    + Added option to open the menu with a left-click on the tray icon.
    + Added ability to configure which items are in the menu and their order.  (Thanks, Ath)


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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2019, 03:57 PM »
Hello!
Get these errors
on start:
sTray_start.png

on right-clicking tray icon:
sTray_right-click.png

I believe because print service (spoolsv.exe) is stopped here, so in such case this program is unusable.
Can it be fixed?
Thanks!

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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2019, 04:41 PM »
I believe because print service (spoolsv.exe) is stopped here, so in such case this program is unusable.

Interesting scenario, and one I hadn't considered.   :)  Thanks for reporting it.

Can it be fixed?

Yes, see below.   :D

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v1.0.2 - 2019-01-23
    ! Handled situations where no printers exist or the print spooler service is inactive.  (Thanks, rm)

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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2019, 08:37 PM »
Hello

I tried to add sTray to the Context Menu but that didn't work for me.

sTray goes directly to the system tray  :(

Could you please add an option to launch sTray Menu directly from the Context Menu.

Thanks  :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2019, 12:28 AM »
Hi, t0b20, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.

I tried to add sTray to the Context Menu but that didn't work for me.

I'm not sure how you even attempted to do this.

sTray goes directly to the system tray  :(

That's how sTray is designed to work.

Could you please add an option to launch sTray Menu directly from the Context Menu.

I'm not quite sure what you mean.  By context menu, did you mean the menu you get when you right-click a file?  If so, again, that's not how sTray is designed to work.  sTray is designed to run in your system tray.

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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2019, 08:02 PM »
Hi again

I'm not sure how you even attempted to do this.


How to Add Any Application to the Windows Desktop Right-Click Menu

sTray is designed to run in your system tray.

OK , Thanks 

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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2019, 11:30 AM »
Screenshot - 18_02_2019 , 21_38_39.pngNANY 2016 Release: sTrayJust updated to 1.0.0.3 and now I'm getting the (as above) error message about printers - see screenshot. Where can I find v. 1.0.0.0 ?
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Re: NANY 2016 Release: sTray
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2019, 09:15 AM »
Just updated to 1.0.0.3

This error should have been fixed in v1.0.2.  Have you tried that version?

http://www.dcmembers...wire/download/stray/