Schedule your computer to shut down, restart, sleep with Adios – Shutdown timer for Windows

Not everybody shuts down their computer each time they’re completed with no matter they used it for. It’s a great way to decrease energy consumption and likewise forestall an sudden shutdown in case of a blackout (energy outage).

Maybe you do not need the system working all evening, in case you forgot to shut it and fell asleep. Or for those who’re downloading a big file and also you need the system to shut down after someday. These are some examples of why it’s your decision to flip off the computer mechanically. You might have a special motive and completely different choices when it comes to an answer.

Adios – Shutdown timer is a freeware instrument that permits you to schedule your computer to shut down, restart, hibernate, sleep, lock, or sign off mechanically. It might look advanced, nevertheless it’s fairly simple to decide up.  A clock is displayed within the high proper nook and to the left you’ve some tabs.

Modes and Timers

The Shutdown tab is the primary display of this system. It has a aspect panel which lists six modes: Shutdown, Restart, Lock, Logoff, Hibernate, Sleep. See the massive timer within the middle of the display and the arrow buttons beneath them? Use these to arrange the time if you need the chosen mode to be triggered. The three buttons on the backside middle depict the completely different timer sorts (Idle, Time and Clock).

The idle mode timer begins when there isn’t a mouse or keyboard exercise and when the timer ends, the motion is triggered. Time mode is a countdown mode (for e.g. 1 minute, 10 minutes or 1 hour), when the timer reaches zero, Adios will run the command for the mode you selected.  Clock mode runs the duty on the exact hour and minute that you simply set, and executes the chosen command. Don’t overlook to click on the Start button, as that is what prompts the duty.

I like to recommend experimenting with the settings for a couple of minutes. The logoff and lock choices are good for this, since you do not have to wait for the computer to begin once more. But, it is best to actually take a look at the shut down function as properly, to see if it really works per your necessities.

Let’s have a look at an instance. Say you need to the computer to sleep after it has been idle for 1 minute. The very first thing to do is to choose “Sleep” from the aspect-panel, then click on on Idle, set the timer to 1 minute, and hit the Start button.  That’s it.

Another instance, if you need to lock the computer after 30 seconds, click on Lock, Time, set 30 seconds because the timer.

Process Window and pop-up alert

Timers are opened as particular person processes in a small pop-up window. The pop-up shows the motion, timer sort and the time set off that you simply chosen. If you shut the window, it cancels the motion. So, hold the timer course of working within the background.

When an motion is about to be triggered (for e.g. the computer goes to shut down), you will see a pop-up (scrolls in close to the system tray) on the display that shows a countdown that serves as a reminder. It additionally performs a clock ticking sound that is fairly cool and useful if you’re close to the machine however can’t see the display. The pop-up begins 10 seconds earlier than the mode will likely be triggered, however you possibly can configure this from this system’s settings. Use this “grace interval” to cancel the motion, and proceed utilizing the computer

The Desktop and Startup buttons are used to create a shortcut, and to set this system to startup with Windows, respectively. Adios will be set to use the 24-hour clock or AM/PM for the time. There is a speech setting which has a male/feminine voice choice. It’s not a function, however says the phrase “Adios” if you exit the applying. You can disable it from the settings.


If you need to use Adios as a parental management program, use the “Time restrict” choice from the Specials tab to set a time-primarily based restrict for your child’s computer utilization. It could also be a good suggestion to use a password to logon to Windows, for those who aren’t already utilizing one.

“Process” mode waits till a particular program that you choose is closed and when it’s, Adios will shut down the computer. The “Download” choice works equally, i.e. it waits for the file to be downloaded. The “Startup-Folder” acts as a shortcut for Windows’ begin-up folder.

Note: I used to be utilizing model 1.2.eight.6 for the overview. The program appears to have been up to date to model 1.2.eight.eight at this time, however I do not see any main modifications.

The utility is written in .NET, and can be accessible in a transportable model. Adios is simple to use and works fairly properly.

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