If you are a Windows users you often encounter situations where you cannot really say when a process ends. This may be a copying job where projected times fluctuate between a few seconds and hours, burning of a DVD or the installation of a new program on the computer system.
If you are like me, you start doing other things on the computer in the meantime. Maybe you check your email accounts, check for news on Facebook or Twitter, or start playing a Flash game in the web browser.
Depending on the program that is running the process, you may or may not receive notifications when it completes. You probably start switching back and forth between windows to check for completion and continue whatever you have started doing in the meantime.
Tell When Done is a new portable application that offers a solution. The program can be configured to monitor application windows that are processing data on the system. It notifies you when the process has been completed, so that window switching to check on the progress of an operation is no longer necessary.
You can start to monitor a window on the system with the hotkey Windows-t. The program settings offer options to change the shortcut to another one, which may be helpful if programs are making use of the hotkey or blocking the Windows key.
The program displays a notification on the screen once the monitored application has done its processing.
It can furthermore bring the monitored application to the front which can be useful if a lot of windows are open at the same time on the computer.
Tell When Done monitors the cpu load of processes to determine when the processing has been completed. This should work for most processes and applications, but probably not for all.
Tell When Done is compatible with all Windows operating systems from Windows XP to the very latest. The program can be downloaded from the developer website.
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