zebNet ShutDown Manager 2012 1.0.0

Access your PC’s shutdown options from the Taskbar Notification area



Accessing the various power options on your PC has always been quite convoluted in Windows, and Windows 8 doesn’t exactly make things easier: open the Charms bar, select Settings, click the Power button and click on your chosen option.
Zebnet Shutdown Manager 2012 is one of a growing number of utilities designed to speed up the process by providing a quick and convenient Taskbar Notification area shortcut to the power options: right-click the red power button, then choose to log off, restart, sleep, hibernate or shut down from the pop-up menu.

It’s really that simple: click the Settings button to make sure the app starts with Windows, plus introduce a fail-safe confirmation dialog in case you want to avoid accidentally powering off your PC. You’ll also find the button may disappear into the hidden realms of the Notification area – just click the ^ button and click and drag it back on to the Taskbar to pin it permanently for easy access.

This simple and fuss-free utility doesn’t offer some of the more sophisticated options available from a tool like AMP WinOff, and it rather annoyingly tries to install two extras, both of which are offered before the setup process begins proper: make sure you click Decline at the first two screens when offered additional software you probably don’t want or need.

Nevertheless, if all you want is a small, simple utility that lets you access the shutdown options without jumping through hoops – Windows 8, we’re looking at you – then Zebnet Shutdown Manager fits the bill.

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A simple, small and fuss-free utility that will appeal largely to Windows 8 users frustrated at having to navigate the Charms bar.

Specification: zebNet ShutDown Manager 2012 1.0.0:

Windows XP,Windows Vista (32 bit),Windows 7 (32 bit),Windows Vista (64 bit),Windows 7 (64 bit),Windows 8
Date Added:
September 10, 2012

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