AutoShutdown Vista Gadget
The most important advantage of a gadget is ease of access to its functions. AutoShutdown is a Vista gadget designed to help you schedule shutdown, restart or log off actions for your computer.
When you have a download or a scanning process running, you have to wait for the computer to finish its job and then you have to shut it down manually. AutoShutdown is especially designed to help you avoid this unpleasant inconvenient. So you don't have to worry about this problem anymore, because the PC automatically shuts down at the selected time or within a specific period of time.
After installing it, this easy-to-use gadget adds a timer switch to your desktop or sidebar. You can use it to set the time you want your PC to shutdown, restart or log off the current user, which really comes in handy when you have some tasks running and you have to leave the computer.
From the Options section you can add a new Shutdown, Restart or Log off shortcut in the Quick Launch bar with just one click. This way you can initiate the selected task fast, whenever you desire. When just one minute remains until the defined action occurs, you get a message alert and don't have the possibility to cancel the scheduled task. With this automatic shutdown utility, you don't have to wait for the computer to finish its current processes in order to turn it off, time that you can use in a more pleasant way.
The AutoShutdown gadget provides you with different colored skins that you can apply from the Options section. Its interface displays a timer switch that allows you to permanently view the amount of time you have left until the programmed action occurs. Moreover, you can optionally choose to show or hide the shortcuts for setting shutdown, restart or log off jobs, so easy access to its features is definitely not an issue.
Although it is just a lightweight utility, AutoShutdown combines the simplicity of a sidebar gadget with the usefulness of a more complex application, enabling you to ease your work and save important time. Furthermore, this gadget can be used with Windows Vista, but it is also compatible with Windows 7.
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