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PowerPro lets you take control of how you use Windows - run commands and configure your system any way you want. PowerPro gives you a compact and powerful launch bar, menu, and tray icon facility, with a little experimenting with its configuration, you'll find that you can use PowerPro to change the way you work with your Windows system. The source of its power is the way PowerPro integrates three capabilities: Running commands: Tool bars, tray icons, hot keys, mouse actions, menus, timer, scheduler. Controlling other program's windows: Close, minimize, maximize, roll-up to caption, tray minimize, position. Providing utility functions: Send keystrokes to programs, run commands when windows first open, virtual desktops, clipboard extender, keyboard macros, shutdown, show all folder files in a menu,sounds, wallpaper, and screensaver activation and randomization.

PowerPro incorporates these features:

Starting Programs

  • Any number of small-footprint button bars (e.g. fits over title bar of maximized window).
  • Use of any mouse button on bars or menus to launch commands.
  • Drag and drop files to start commands or configure bars.
  • User-configurable command launch menus with submenus and optional menu icons.
  • Direct access to Start Menu and other Win95/NT4 Folders.
  • Attach launch menu to button bar, tray icon, desktop, title bar, or any hot key or mouse action.
  • Hot key, tap key, mouse click/chord/movement, tray icon, and screen corner activation of commands.
  • Optional tiny, floating command line. Or Browse and Run for files to run.
  • Switch to, close, minimize, maximize, tray minimize, roll-up, put on top/not on top any active task, from a button bar or a menu.
  • Alarms, regular chimes, and scheduled activation/termination of commands.
  • Count down or count up timers, with optional associated command run at specified intervals.
  • Dynamically-created menus based on file folder contents.
  • Application-specific hot keys and menu contents.

Bar Size and Look

  • Multiple button bars.
  • Bar position:
    • Floating button bar,
    • choice of many resolution-independent standard positions,
    • place in Win95/NT 4 task bar,
    • or place in active window caption.
  • Control of bar color and look, including optional flat-look tool bar shown on main page.
  • Control of bar and button size, including invisible button bars made visible by bumping screen edge.
  • Text label, icon, clock, date, timer, or resource display on any button.

Desktop Control

  • Built-in commands for screen saver control, drag and drop file rename, windows exit/restart, browsing and running files (with history), moving the button bar, playing sounds, and others.
  • Scroll windows using middle mouse key.
  • Control of Caps Lock/Shift and Scroll Lock.
  • Move windows by dragging them using mouse plus control key.
  • Move mouse cursor to default button of dialog when it opens.
  • Wallpaper display and switcher/randomizer.
  • Screen saver randomization.
  • Save and restore desktop icon positions.
  • Randomization and testing of system and application sounds.
  • Virtual desktop support.
  • Timer control by the status of a RAS connection.
  • Send a sequence of keys to a running program or to a program that you start with PowerPro.