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Author Topic: For those who like all-in-one utils  (Read 5065 times)


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For those who like all-in-one utils
« on: June 29, 2005, 12:31 PM »

freeware, found via snapfiles announcement:

Take Control is a small application with many tools and utilities. It can help you with:
Virtual Desktops
Virtual Clipboards
HotKeys manager
Minimize to tray other application
Windows Startup apPlication manager
Kill process
Notes on desktop
Mail notification
Split and merge files
Search files or directories
Picker color


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Re: For those who like all-in-one utils
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2005, 02:24 PM »
Damn.  I thought I was going to be the first to plug this one.  You're too fast, mouser.

Anyway, I've encountered some bugs and such already (it's still in early beta, so that's expected) and I've sent an email off to the author.  I'll post the list of my findings here now:

-Windows don't stay in the minimized windows list after closing and re-opening TC.
-Virtual desktop windows become 'stuck' and inaccessible to the user, though they can still be partially manipulated from the Desktops panel.  This may be application-specific as I'm having trouble duplicating it.
-'Free window' option does not work.
-Is the virtual clipboard even implemented yet?  I can't seem to do anything with it.

--Feature Requests--
-The option to have TC close to the system tray.
-The ability to 'minimize' notes (see ATNotes for an example).
-The ability to hide the control icons on each note (maybe have them accessible through a right-click context menu instead?)
-A detailed help file.

All of that aside, this program is awesome and has a lot of potential.  I hope the author will stop by and say hello here, but failing that, I hope he'll continue work on it.


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Re: For those who like all-in-one utils
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2005, 08:20 PM »