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If you want control over when your PC shuts down, Dshutdown is for you. This program will give you complete control over triggers that make your computer shut down. This can be useful if you are energy conscious and want your PC to shut down after use. I realize many of this site’s readers never let their computer even hibernate — because they use it so much! However, I hope this program may help some of you.

DShutdown Features

From the Dshutdown website:

DShutdown is a stand-alone program that allows you to easily shutdown and wake up local or remote PCs, with many specific options.

DShutdown supports more than just standard shutdown options, there are options relating to “pure” shutdown (such as the “force after wait” option which causes a forced, but ‘clear’ shutdown). There are monitoring options that allow you to shutdown a PC after a particular application terminates (useful at the end of compressing several files). There are also options to shutdown a PC when Internet traffic reduces below a particular data-rate (useful to shutdown a PC when it has finished a large download).

It is also possible to intercept a shutdown request, initiated by the user or an application, and to then execute the shutdown request with selected options from DShutdown. (For example: to simultaneously shut down all Lan PCs when the server shuts down).

DShutdown doesn’t force a power-off without logging off and saving settings. DShutdown instead provides a means to log-off, shutdown and safely power-off your PC. Administrators who use roaming profiles will appreciate the benefits of this feature.

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  • Ana H

    I find that SetPower does this and more. You can set up multiple profiles to sleep or hibernate your system at various times during the day. I have it set up that M-Th my computer will go to sleep in the morning after 15 minutes of idle starting at 6:30 am when I leave for work and wake up at 5:45 just before I get home from work. Then it will go back to sleep when I do after 10 minutes of idle at midnight. Then I have weekend profiles set up as well to turn on later and sleep later. The free version is perfect for personal use.

    http://www.setpowersoftware.com/

  • Ana H

    I find that SetPower does this and more. You can set up multiple profiles to sleep or hibernate your system at various times during the day. I have it set up that M-Th my computer will go to sleep in the morning after 15 minutes of idle starting at 6:30 am when I leave for work and wake up at 5:45 just before I get home from work. Then it will go back to sleep when I do after 10 minutes of idle at midnight. Then I have weekend profiles set up as well to turn on later and sleep later. The free version is perfect for personal use.

    http://www.setpowersoftware.com/

  • Ana H

    I find that SetPower does this and more. You can set up multiple profiles to sleep or hibernate your system at various times during the day. I have it set up that M-Th my computer will go to sleep in the morning after 15 minutes of idle starting at 6:30 am when I leave for work and wake up at 5:45 just before I get home from work. Then it will go back to sleep when I do after 10 minutes of idle at midnight. Then I have weekend profiles set up as well to turn on later and sleep later. The free version is perfect for personal use.

    http://www.setpowersoftware.com/

  • Rich

    Thanks for sharing Ana.

  • Rich

    Thanks for sharing Ana.

  • Rich

    Thanks for sharing Ana.

  • Alexandra Lawrenz

    Dshutdown sounds like a great tool. Does it override hibernation and shut down settings in your control panel or work with them to establish completely new settings?

    -TuneUp

  • Alexandra Lawrenz

    Dshutdown sounds like a great tool. Does it override hibernation and shut down settings in your control panel or work with them to establish completely new settings?

    -TuneUp

  • Alexandra Lawrenz

    Dshutdown sounds like a great tool. Does it override hibernation and shut down settings in your control panel or work with them to establish completely new settings?

    -TuneUp


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