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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2011, 09:21:26 AM »
So if I read this correctly you do not have control over the trigger (all users or specific user) or credintials specified on the General tab.

Let me try to clear up any potential confusion on defaults. What I am proposing would yield the exact same outcome as the current tasks but with tab values set correctly. As it stands now the trigger specifies any user but credentials on the general tab limit execution to the user who ticked autostart. The alternative configuration that I am proposing will allow task to run on any account with admin privileges (by setting credentials to Administrators group on the general tab) but restrict execution to the current user on the trigger tab. This config is not only correct but it allows an admin to easily allow the autostart task to extend to other administrative users on the system.

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2011, 09:32:56 AM »
I was a network admin for years before I started working for myself 9 years ago.
And currently I maintain large networks for my customers here.

From a network admin point of view I think settings the run as to administrators and leaving it set to everyone is the best default.

Why? When I push out programs to multiple computers from the network I want to keep the need to go to each machine to make any changes to a minimum. I make a log in script and have everything automated.

In this case I would want cleanmem mini monitor to run for everyone by default. No need to change any settings.

This way install once and be done. Every user will be set, no need to go to the machines and change the task rule.

Problem is the api I use doesn't have that option to change the run as. But it does allow you to use an xml file with more settings. I have to find out if it will import settings to a current rule or overwrite the rule with defaults.

If the xml will work then the trick would be a small xml with just the admin group settings and nothing else, and have it set to import in. This will of course be only for vista and newer. XP is still very limited.
But if the XML does work this would also give the users more control as they could change the xml, just like you would do :wink:

Time to test.

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2011, 10:21:23 AM »
Off subject and back to cleanmem.

Adding the compact mode now. The change bar fill graphic is part of pro. And with compact mode your going to want to use the compact bar fill graphic.

Should I make the compact mode part of pro, or simply have compact mode auto change to the compact graphic in the free version?

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2011, 10:37:17 AM »
re: autostart task.
Personally I am quite happy with what your are proposing; I thought there was some reluctance to change the default to all users (more accurately those with Admin permissions) given prior versions effectively worked for the current user though the trigger was set for all users.

re: compact toolbar
I would have the compact mode auto-change to the compact graphic. Making compact mode part of pro would be kinda cheesy IMO.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2011, 10:38:56 AM by Davey126, Reason: Fix typo »

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2011, 10:38:55 AM »
Free it is :-)

I will post int he cleanmem forum a new min monitor exe to test with the 3 changes I have made so far.

While thats being tested I will look into the html.

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2011, 09:12:37 PM »
A quick note that I am having trouble opening the DS settings window after installing the most recent build. Double clicking the icon puts an entry on the task bar but the settings window never opens. Hovering over the task bar shows a blank window. More likely than not this is a workstation issue and will disappear after a reboot. But I wanted to make note of it here in case it is happening to others. Win7 SP1 64-bit.

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2011, 09:15:28 PM »
Only thing I can think of is something with pulling the performance counter.
Havent had any trouble yet on my end.

Let me know how it turns out. :wink:

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2011, 05:10:42 AM »
Could not reproduce so likely something with the workstation.

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2011, 07:32:00 AM »
 :cheesy:

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2011, 07:32:00 AM »