I have never seen that many shutdown options in my life. That was my first thought when I saw a screenshot of Dshutdown, a software created by the Italian programmer Dimio. It offers normal shutdown options like shutting down at a specific time or when a program is closed, and basically all the standard shutdown options that you get when you want to shut down the system or use third party applications that let you change a system's power state.
What about shutting down a computer when a pixel changes its color, if the user is inactive for a certain amount of time, shutting down when a shutdown request has been intercepted, if a upload, download speed is reached or a process is using more or less than a specified amount of CPU usage.
You might have asked yourself why a shutdown program would intercept a shutdown request. It's pretty easy to explain, DShutdown allows to configure customized shutdowns. It is for instance possible to execute a program, backup or temp file clearer for instance, before shutting down. Users can define the type of shutdown, do you want to go into hibernation, power off, log off for instance or write a log file. So, whenever a shut down is initiated by a third party program or the user, DShutdown will automatically intervene and run the configured actions before the system changes its power state.
It is furthermore possible to remotely shutdown computers, this means that you can shutdown more than one computer if one of them receives a shutdown command. Awesome software, 200 Kilobyte, no installation needed.
To download the program scroll down on the website of the developer until you find the program's entry there. Note that it is listed as compatible with Vista or earlier versions of Windows only. It should run fine on newer versions of Windows as well.
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