Don't Panic Lets You Run And Hide Software Groups - gHacks Tech News

Don't Panic Lets You Run And Hide Software Groups

Don't Panic has been designed as one of those so called "boss applications". These types of programs allow a computer user to quickly close (or hide) specific software programs so that the boss (supervisor, mother, girlfriend.. you name it) does not see it on the computer screen. Don't Panic is a highly configurable program in that niche that has its uses even if there is nothing to hide as it allows the computer user to group programs and start them with the click on the Don't Panic button.

The initial configuration of the program is the most important part after installation. Applications can be configured in here that should be terminated and started whenever the panic button is pressed by the user. It is possible to select an unlimited number of programs that should be closed whenever the panic button is pressed. Up to six programs can be selected to be started at the same time so that the started programs can look completely different from how they looked like a few seconds ago.

dont panic

Additional options can be configured in the actions tab of the settings. It is here possible to select how the processes should be closed (terminated or closed normally) or hidden (which will keep the programs open). There are also options to clean traces of these programs from the recent files folder, Internet Explorer history, temporary Internet files and the recycle bin.

There are other options to activate the program. A hotkey (Ctrl P) is available, probably not the best choice considering that many applications use this as the print hotkey. Dozens of other hotkeys are available so that's not a huge problem.

Another option is to enable Panic Mode. This will display a semi-transparent button in the lower right corner which when pressed will activate the process. Don't Panic uses roughly 2 Megabytes of computer memory while running. The Open Source program can be downloaded from the developer's website.

Advertisement

We need your help

Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.

We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.

If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:


Previous Post: «
Next Post: »

Comments

    Leave a Reply

    Check the box to consent to your data being stored in line with the guidelines set out in our privacy policy

    Please note that your comment may not appear immediately after you post it.