Take Control

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Comprehensive application to manage your PC

editor's review




Take Control is a light program that you can use to configure some of the operations performed in Windows. It can be easily worked with, regardless of the user's level of experience.

The tool comes with a user-friendly interface where you can navigate between the "HotKeys Manager", "Minimized to Tray", "Start with Windows", "Process Explorer", "Notes", "Mails Check" and "File Splitter and Joiner" areas.

So, you can reconfigure keyboard shortcuts for various actions, such as minimizing all windows, switching to one of the four virtual desktops, creating a new note and adjusting the volume.

Furthermore, you can select active windows to be minimized to the system tray, manage applications which automatically run at system startup, terminate currently running processes and create notes.

Take Control also allows you to fill in information for a POP3 account and check for new emails, as well as join and split files (by parts or size). In the "Settings" area you can make Take Control automatically run at system startup and show the splash screen, specify the time interval for email checkups, as well as disable the window alpha blending effect.

The application requires a low amount of CPU and system memory, has a good response time and includes a help file. No errors dialogs have been displayed during our tests and Take Control did not freeze or crash. However, the app has not been updated for a very long time.

Take Control was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on December 5th, 2012
Take Control - Take Control's main window displaying the toolbar, the list of Controls and the Hotkeys Manager window.Take Control - A desktop note created using Take Control and the list of virtual desktops that you can switch between.Take Control - Two main features of Take Control are displayed: File Search - that allows you to search for files in the specified folders, and Zoom & Picker color, which lets you select a color from anywhere on the screen.