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Author Topic: Systemus  (Read 525 times)

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Systemus
« on: September 08, 2019, 04:35 PM »
NANY 2020 Entry Information

Application Name Systemus
Version 0.00
Short Description A Handy Dandy System Admin Tool
Supported OSes Windows 7, Windows 10 to some degree
Web Page Coming up...
Download Link Coming up...
System Requirements
  • Windows 7
Version History
  • Working on first version...
Author bgmCoder


Description
A Handy Dandy System Admin Tool
To do all those things you *want* to do when managing a new system.

Features
  • Portable
  • Tiny interface
  • Completely customizable menus and commands
  • Advanced RUN box with memory
  • Instant Computer Info in main panel
  • Access the default Windows system menus, control panels and commands
  • Add your own commands
  • All of the program menus also appear as a menu for the system tray icon

Planned Features
Probably a lot as I prepare this to publish...

I wrote this program because I often have to set up computers for other people, or I have to do maintenance or fixes.  It seems I always end up using a whole bunch of programs to do things - a folder full of tools, and I can't remember or find the ones I want, sometimes.  With Systemus, I have a single program that I can use as a launcher.  It also tells me the most basic system information that I want, such as ipaddress and mac address, Windows version and what model of computer I'm working on.

Screenshots
Systemus-basic-menus2.gifSystemus

Usage
Installation
Simply extract the contents to whereever you like.

Using the Application
Using this program, you get a one-stop program that can give you quick links to all the Windows control panels, built-in applications, and system menus.  You can customize the menus to contain just the ones you like, and you can add links to your own programs, portable or non-portable.  You can run scripts, batch files - anything you want.  You can even add your own menus and submenus.

Uninstallation
Delete the folder containing the application and its settings.

Known Issues
Well, I am writing it to work for Windows 7.  Most of the commands should work for Windows 10, too, but I don't have any way to test this.  When I finally migrate my computer to Windows 10, then I'll update the program with Windows 10 features, but I don't know when this will happen, and it will probably be awhile.  In the meantime, I am willing to accept suggestions.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2019, 09:57 PM by BGM »

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Re: Systemus
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2019, 04:50 PM »
 :up: Looking forward to seeing it!
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Re: Systemus
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 07:28 PM »
Looks like mouser needs to update the template. It should say and link to NANY 2020, not 2019.

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Re: Systemus
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 01:36 PM »
Description
A Handy Dandy System Admin Tool

Good! One of those "why haven't I done that" ideas.

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Re: Systemus
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 01:38 PM »
Looks nice!
Maybe let users add new items (shortcuts) to a "Custom" menu?
« Last Edit: September 09, 2019, 01:46 PM by mouser »

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Re: Systemus
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 11:19 PM »
Description
A Handy Dandy System Admin Tool

Good! One of those "why haven't I done that" ideas.

Unfortunately not the case: GEGeek Toolkit  When the guy started with this project he offered it as freeware. Nowadays you must donate before you even get access to it. I found an old freeware version of this software and it is impressive. All tools you need and like to do every (maintenance) task you can think of on a Windows computer. Most of it is portable software, some software will install. This also keeps an eye out for updates of the software you use with GEGeek and it allows you to easily launch the software of your choosing.

As the version I have is old (2012 if I remember correctly), there are quite some issues with available software and the updates. But you do get what an Herculean effort this is and why he (more or less) demands donations for the latest and greatest. Working with that old version (or trying to make it work by yourself) isn't recommended.

GEGeek, by now, is very extensive and I am usually of the opinion that less is more. So I am interested in what the OP can come up with. 

 

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Re: Systemus
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 11:21 PM »
Mouser - haha - users can change ALL the menus however they want.  It will come prebuilt with defaults, but you can change *everything* and even add your own entire menus and as many custom items as you like.  The idea is that the program can become what YOU want it to be.  Systemus is supposed to be a central command center.

But it will provide easy ways to launch the system things.  Custom things are all up to the user, of course, but there's no limit to that.

There's all kinds of system launchers out there - I wanted to try my hand at one in my own style, and I think I've created something unique and quite adaptable.

Shades mentioned a hope for simplicity - well, you can't get much simpler than good 'ole Windows menus, I think.

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Re: Systemus
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 02:05 AM »
 :up: