"Idle Windows suspend and battery monitor"
Volt is a Windows software that offers a smart and efficient way to manage your computer's power usage. It allows you to set your computer to turn on and off automatically based on your usage, as well as providing a visual display of the internal battery state of a laptop computer.
One of the standout features of Volt is its quick shutdown function. This allows you to set various power events in the tray menu, such as shutdowns, hibernations, and suspensions. You can also schedule these events up to 2 weeks in advance and even set a variable time warning or delay. The shutdowns can also be performed with "force" if you have programs that do not close fast enough.
Another useful feature is the command-line shutdown, which allows you to create links on your desktop or elsewhere that let you trigger a power event by running a file. This function supports all shutdown/suspend functions, including the remote shutdown of another computer.
Volt also has an idle shutdown function that monitors your computer usage and powers off your computer if you are not using it. This is done by checking the last time the keyboard and/or mouse has been used, and all power states are supported, including shutdown, suspend and hibernate. You can also set a resume time up to 999 minutes after the hibernation/suspension.
In addition, Volt provides a battery monitor that allows a more flexible monitoring of the battery state. You can set the position and regularity of its appearance, and it can be set to be always shown.
The software is written in 100% Assembly Language, making it small and memory efficient. The program itself is under 100KB and can be easily run as a portable app from a USB key, without the need for installation. It also supports multi-user setups and runs without any problems on a low privilege system and Windows Vista.
Overall, Volt is a powerful and versatile software that offers a smart and efficient way to manage your computer's power usage. It's easy to use, and its features are well thought out and useful. If you're looking for a way to save energy and make your computer usage more convenient, then Volt is definitely worth checking out.
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