One of my friends keeps his computer running while listening to songs in Winamp. He often falls asleep and his computer stays powered on all night long. To prevent such waste of electricity, you should schedule your computer to turn off automatically at certain events like when Winamp stops playing songs. The freeware tool Shutter allows you to set such triggers for which it can shutdown, power off or hibernate your PC among other actions.
Shutter is a scheduling utility for Windows that supports many different events and actions. Events on which actions are performed can be timer countdown, a certain time, Winamp stops, low CPU usage, user becomes inactive (no keyboard/mouse activity for some time), low battery, closing of a window, a certain process stops and more. Actions that are performed when these events are triggered are – shutdown, reboot, log off, lock computer, sleep, hibernate, turn off monitor and more.
You can download the Shutter tool from the website of Denis Kozlov’s (the author of this software). The download is available both as an installer and a portable application. The download in both cases is less than one megabyte. When you start Shutter, it shows up a window – in the upper section of which you can click to add an event. You can add many different types of events as already has been discussed above. At the lower section, you can click to add an action that would be executed for the events. Again, you can add many types of actions like shutdown, power off etc.
You can add as many events and actions as you want. When you have added both the events and actions, you can click on the Start button to start the monitoring. When the conditions in the events are met (for example, the countdown becomes zero or Winamp stops playing music), then the actions are performed in the listed order.
In the options for Shutter, you can enable the web interface for it. The web interface allows you to execute actions from anywhere in the world if you know your computer’s IP address. In the web interface, you have to set the listening IP and port, the username and password. You should choose default settings for these.
The Shutter web interface can be opened by typing 127.0.0.1 in your web browser or your PC’s IP address in case you are remotely opening the web interface. In the Shutter web interface (which is designed keeping mobile devices in mind), you can remotely execute actions like shutdown, power off, hibernate, log off and more. You can also view the current screenshot of your PC, view information about your computer (which shows running processes and uptime) and more.
Shutter is a free shutdown scheduler tool for Windows and allows you to remotely execute actions on your PC. It is incredibly smartly designed for every Windows user who wants more control on how their PC is going to shutdown. For example, if you are in a hurry and have to leave for work but do not want to shutdown your PC in the middle of a download, then you can make use of Shutter and remotely shutdown your PC when the download is over.
You can download the free Shutter tool from http://www.den4b.com/.