You simply clicked on Shut Down, and then you definately remembered you had to electronic mail one thing, or some pressing work got here up. But Windows is shutting down and you’ve got to look forward to it to full, and reboot the PC.
There’s no approach to interrupt the course of, and inform the OS “hey, I modified my thoughts, keep on!” in the graphical person interface. While you may run shutdown /a to stop the next shutdown or restart, it isn’t one thing that almost all Windows customers learn about.
Well, because of this I at all times preserve an unsaved doc in Notepad open in the background. When I click on on Shut Down or Restart, Windows will warn me there are unsaved paperwork, and supply the choice to “Shut down/Restart anyway”. It’s very helpful in case you need to cancel the reboot/shutdown course of at the final minute.
Now, what if there was an choice to shut down the computer, however add a timer to it. That’s what OxyBits SimpleShutdown does. The program works from the system tray. Right-click on its icon to deliver up the context menu. It has these choices: Lock Session, Log Off, Standby, Restart and Turn Off.
Lock Session as the title suggests locks your PC, Log Off indicators you out of the account and so forth. So, this menu acts like a energy menu on the tray icon. It will be helpful in case the begin menu is not responding.
But, that is not all, you will discover the Log Off, Stand by, Restart and Turn Off choices in SimpleShutdown every have their very own menu. It has an choice for delayed motion clicking which brings up a small pop-up window. It has an choice labeled “wait” which acts as a timer, that delays the motion by the variety of minutes that you simply set. For e.g. wait 5 minutes, after which it executes the choice. The timer settings usually are not necessary, however it’s a good choice to have.
The settings menu in SimpleShutdown has 2 choices. Force Quit Applications when enabled will make the computer shut down, restart, and so forth as you may have chosen with out ready for the packages which might be open in the background to exit. This choice isn’t enabled by default.
The different setting, “Enable shutdown confirmations”, is pre-enabled and can show a pop-up window while you select to Turn Off the computer, that prompts you “Do you really need to flip off the computer now?”. You might select Yes to verify, or No to cancel it.
Despite the title (Enable shutdown confirmations), the setting additionally shows a comparable confirmation while you use SimpleShutdown to Log Off or Restart the computer. It does not accomplish that for Lock Session or Standby. You can disable the confirmations setting should you dislike it, and use the program as a shutdown menu.
Left-clicking on the SimpleShutdown icon shows a window that has a menu which you should utilize to choose the motion (Turn Off, Restart, Log Off, and so forth). Select one in all the choices and hit the OK button to verify the motion. This window additionally has the timer setting that you should utilize optionally.
OxyBits SimpleShutdown doesn’t intrude with Windows’ built-in energy menu (or Start Menu > Power, Alt + F4). So, should you use one these, they are going to be executed as they usually do.
SimpleShutdown isn’t a moveable software program. It is suitable with Windows XP and above, and helps 32-bit and 64-bit methods. The software seems to be the re-release of an outdated program that was referred to as FSEasyshutdown. It would’ve been helpful to have a customized hotkey for the energy menu choices provided by the program.