By Robyn Peterson  |  Posted 2003-08-05 Print this article Print

! Theres More—Templates"> But wait! Theres More—Templates

Your machine might be an accountant by day but a gamer by night, and you hate having to change the same individual process settings over and over. Weve preconfigured some TaskPower Templates that do the work for you. These templates tailor the processes they turn off to particular uses—gaming, for example.

To use a Template, you just select one from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the Services tab display. TaskPower will display the changes that the Template will make (an asterisk in the startup column of a process means no change), and if you are satisfied, clicking on the Apply button next to the Template menu puts the changes into effect.

Here are the templates and what they do.

  • Gaming turns off network options so all local resources can be devoted to games.
  • Super Tweak turns off all services except those needed to change machine and OS settings.
  • No message popups disables services sending and receiving messages from networks.
  • Install configuration restores services to reflect the configuration that was in place when TaskPower was installed.
  • Startup configuration matches the services to those at OS startup.

Robyn Peterson

Robyn Peterson, Vice President of Product Management and CTO for Ziff Davis Media, oversees PCMag.com, GearLog.com, SmartDeviceCentral.com, TechnoRide.com, and the other consumer-oriented Ziff Davis Media websites. He also covers multiple content areas, including but not limited to consumer electronics, car techonology, software and development, and networking. Robyn is also the host of the PCMag Radio podcast (subscribe in iTunes).

Robyn has appeared on CNN, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, CBS, Fox, Fox News and the WB network representing PC Magazine, GearLog.com, and ExtremeTech. His writing appears on ABCNews.com and Yahoo in addition to PC Magazine, eWEEK, CGW, and ExtremeTech. He has also won the Chairman's Circle 2001 Award for outstanding editorial contributions to Ziff Davis Media (parent company of ExtremeTech and PC Magazine).

Robyn has a masters of science in computer science from New York University (NYU).

He can be reached at robyn_peterson (AT) ziffdavis.com.

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