Windows Reboot 1.4

Program any of the computer's power options to save precious energy with this lightweight and straightforward software application
By planning ahead you gain some more time to allocate to any other domain of interest. This applies even to the smallest events you can schedule. Windows Reboot is a small utility that gives you the possibility to time your computer's power options, considering you later forget to use them.

Lightweight and easy to use

The application's main window provides all the necessary tools to start scheduling. There are three steps you need to consider, intuitively named “Choose when”, “Choose what”, and “Do it”.

Additionally, a field displays the current detailed time and date, as well as when the action you chose is performed. At the press of a button, a countdown timer triggers to let you know how much is left.

Requiring little effort on your behalf

Besides setting the exact date and time there is not much else to do. Three tabs let you specify when the action should be performed. The first is for long term use, a calendar being put at your disposal, and you can program a power option literally in years, with a clock for those of you that don't plan that far ahead.

Second, the possibility to delay with hours and minutes, followed by the last tab where action is immediately taken.

When all this is set, you need just specify the power option and you are ready to hit “Start timer”. While the process is underway, you can choose to hide the main window in the system tray to no longer occupy precious space on your desktop.

Moreover, you can save and load any configuration, as well as set the application to start with your operation system. Unfortunately, even though this is available, you still have to manually start the action every time, with no possibility to make it recurrent.

To end with

All in all, Windows Reboot is a straightforward and efficient utility overall. Its user friendly interface make you want to play with the computer's power options often, but will easily get bored because of the lack of an automated process. If you're watching a movie and consider you fall asleep halfway through, give this little utility a shot.

Reviewed by on April 28th, 2014


last updated on:
April 28th, 2014, 13:25 GMT
file size:
155 KB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Alexandru Iuga
license type:
GPL 
operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / Vista / 2003
category:
C: \ System \ Launchers & Shutdown Tools

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Windows Reboot - The main window of Windows Reboot enables you to select the timeout for closing your computer.Windows Reboot - You can use the Fixed date tab to select the exact date for the chosen action.Windows Reboot - You can also choose the action to take effect right away in the Immediate tab.Windows Reboot - The Configuration window will let you customize the application to fit your desires.
What's New in This Release:
  • I added the Sleep and Hibernate actions.
  • I added an "Options" panel from where the user can set 3 options: a) minimize the application to tray icon instead of minimizing to taskbar. b) minimize to tray instead of closing the application when the user clicks the "X" button of the window. c) Start the timer immediately as the application starts using the previously saved configuration (action time, action type).
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Application description

Windows Reboot is a program designed to help you shut down the system at a specified time.

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