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    Nice work Blessani and thanks for putting this together! Your program is exactly what I've been needing. You rock !!

    Ever since I installed the laptop, I've been using the old shutdown controller software which has worked great, however, I've always wanted to add a delay... I knew if I waited long enough someone would develop the app. Trying it out tomorrow.

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    Dude v2.0 rocks.

    Something which I think is quite important for a future release:

    Move Up / Move Down buttons to change the order for the commands (and annotation so you know which order in which they will take place) and the ability to add a delay between commands - these can be overcome by having the app call a batch file... but that kinda defeats the point as you have just changed it so it is integrated .

    Not sure if this would be useful for anyone, just an idea:

    An option to select which actions to perform in multi action (not sure if anyone would want to change them). Of course the only action you would want to perform first is restart... and I dont see the point in doing a restart and then shutdown, or another restart but someone might want to do a restart then standby?

    This is a great app! Cheers

    Dan

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    Erm, due to a new change in policy about editing posts (see here). I am going to have to post updates mindway through the post - unless they change it back again

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    When it resumes, prior to it running the apps I get the framework error:
    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the path specified
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.UpdateLayered()
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnHandleCreated(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmCreate(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmCreate(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
    If I click continue, it works well. And I only have 1 app trying to run, which it finds afterwards.

    Is it possible to hide the application launch delay window? Even if "start minimized" is selected it still appears.

    I have one other more request, to run post action apps if power is restored before the action happens.

    This explanation is a bit messy I know but the best way to explain it I think...

    I have it set up as follows:

    power lost
    <3 secs>
    run apps to kill processes (a few seconds to cope with cranking, turning key etc.)
    <if power is restored here, needs to run resume apps>
    <600 secs>
    hibernate (10 mins so I can stop the car go in a shop quickly etc and rr quits but the pc doesnt shut down - so upon my return it carries on playing where it left off - NOTE for others who want to do this... do not use the /F switch in taskkill else it will kill rr but not winamp and will cause problems)

    power restored
    <0 secs>
    runs apps to reopen processes

    This is a fantastic prog

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    I love this app, I can't believe the speed of the reaction to requests and everything I have suggested has been implemented!

    A little donation is on its way.

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    Perfect. For once I don't have any feature requests

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    I have a feature request...

    It would be nice if somehow you could add an option to send a "Pause" command to the media player... ie Winamp, so that when power cuts to the laptop, music pauses... Then send another "Pause" to resume when external power returns. That way the music will always pause and resume with the ignition and be more like a typical CD/MP3 Player. I suppose I could write a small batch file to do it but it'd be pretty sweet if it was incorporated into your program. Other than that, I really like how it works.

    Cheers

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    I have it set up like that, it just exits rr when i unplug and re-runs (and automatically plays due to my rr config) when I switch on again. If the hibernation is cancelled (i.e. it gets power before hibernating) it re-runs and starts playing again. Works well... but I see where you are coming from. If you are able to write a batch file for it, could you not use the pre and post action events?

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    I can add it is as a feature, but it would defy a lot of the point of the program. Its main use (well, for myself) is so that everytime I Hibernated, it closed down RR - because on resume, if RR was running, I woud have to close it and open it anyway, it would stop responding.

    What you're best doing is, close RR.exe, using the safe close command taskkill.exe /IM rr.exe and put that in the pre-hibernate list, then in resume, have it link back to rr.exe. That way, when you remove your key, it will essentially pause (just by closing RR), then when you re-insert your key, RR will open and resume from the last point.

    I will still put it in the next version anyway, I hope RR uses some kind of command line winamp control, otherwise I'm going to have to bundle one in

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    I've got everything dialed in nicely on my carputer such that RR goes in and out of hibernation perfectly without the need to close it each time... I'd prefer not to close and re-open it since it would take that much longer to resume on my old P3 laptop.

    As far as how to do it, I'm no expert, but couldn't you just simulate a keystroke like {Media_Play_Pause} somewhere in your "pre-hibernate list" and also in your "resume from hibernate" routines?

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