At-a-glance monitoring of essential system performance.
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Windows7-Taskbar-Monitor

At-a-glance monitoring of essential system performance.

Description

The idea is very simple. I like iStat Pro for the mac OS (http://www.islayer.com/apps/istatpro/) and I wanted similar system performance at-a-glance on windows too.

the app taskbar

Seeing the new features in the Windows 7 taskbar I considered it would now be possible to present some very basic visual information in the taskbar.

Commandline Args

If you want to configure the app to start with a specific monitor open you can do it with the "-type" flag.

So for example:

TaskbarSystemMonitor.exe -type cpu

Will open the monitor with CPU selected. The other options are "mem" and "net" for Memory and Network.

I like to make three shortcuts with the three different types and put them in the windows startup directory so they start when Windows starts.

New In v0.4

Blog post: http://mikecann.co.uk/personal-project/windows-taskbar-monitor-v0-4/

  • Fixed an issue with windows 8
  • Removed the "MEM" and "NET" and "CPU" prefix from the titlebar (it wasnt needed)

New In v0.3

Blog post: http://mikecann.co.uk/personal-project/windows-taskbar-monitor-v0-3/

  • There is now an option to disable the animated progress bars, some users were finding them anoying
  • There are now two command-line arguments you can use to define which monitor starts up and whether or not to show the animated progress bars.

New In v0.2

Blog Post: http://mikecann.co.uk/personal-project/windows-7-taskbar-performance-monitor-v0-2/

  • Fixed some crashes and other annoying issues

In v0.1

Blog Post: http://www.mikecann.co.uk/programming/windows-7-taskbar-monitor/

License (MIT)

Copyright (C) 2012 by Michael Cann mike.cann@gmail.com

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