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What's the difference between "Remove from boot" (Pause) and "Delay"?

Maya Shoval
posted this on July 10, 2011 07:00 PM

The Background Apps feature in Soluto allows you to "Remove from boot (Pause)" or "Delay" applications from the Windows boot, helping the PC to start quicker. To use this feature, choose the PC you’d like to manage and then select “Background Apps.":


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"Remove from boot" (or "Pause" as it was previously called) means that the application will not run at boot, but at your command. For example, if you choose to pause Windows Live Messenger, you will need to start the application manually when you want to chat with your friends.

"Delay" means that the application will not run at boot, but instead Soluto will launch it a few minutes after the boot is complete, when the PC is idle. For example, if you choose to delay Windows Live Messenger, the application will not start at boot, and you will appear offline to your friends until Soluto automatically launches it a few minutes later.

 

Related Question:

How do I remove unnecessary apps from someone’s boot


 

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Louis Gagnon

I think that most people consider the common usage of pause and delay to mean about the same thing.  I have to keep reading the little pop up to refresh my memory as to what each means to Soluto.  Kind of time consuming and frustrating.  I think it would be much clearer and intuitive that if something is to be "permanently" stopped from running in the boot sequence, it should  be called "Stop".

January 03, 2012 02:08 AM
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Louis Gagnon

Also, make it a little graphic symbol next to each item to indicate whether it is "Paused/stopped", like a little read stop sign.  And for "Pause" you could use the II symbol like is used on a iPod or tape recorder, etc.

January 03, 2012 02:11 AM
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Maya Shoval
Soluto Support

Hi Louis, 

We appreciate your feedback. We've come to the "pause/delay" conclusion after a lot of debating. For example, if we take your suggestion and name it "Stop" people might thing the app would stop working all together. 

We feel that pause and delay are the best viable options. 

Regards,

Maya

January 03, 2012 06:04 PM
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Paul

Perhaps the use of the Windows Services description would be better - "Pause" and "On demand" spring to mind.

January 21, 2012 09:19 AM
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Jeff Tjernagel

I would consider myself an advanced user.  I like the delay / pause nomenclature.  Makes sense to me...  Great little program.  Cool interface.  Good job!

January 24, 2012 05:36 AM
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Anders Bergquist

When it comes do delayed apps, is there a way to control the time until they are launched? I find a few of my delayed apps would need to be launched a little faster...

March 27, 2012 07:54 PM
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Maya Shoval
Soluto Support

@Anders - no, there is no option to specify a time for the delayed apps.

March 28, 2012 10:16 AM
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Mike

I don't get an option to "Pause."  Only "Delay."  What gives?

July 14, 2012 04:27 PM
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Maya Shoval
Soluto Support

Hi Mike, we're changing "Pause" to "Remove from boot" due to user feedback, so you probably see that instead of Pause. That's OK :)

July 15, 2012 05:31 PM
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Tarif Well

When I read a description of what "Pause" mean, I understand the differece between it and "Delay"; but without this description it is a confused word ! because "Pause" means that the application can work again after some time of weiting ! (it's evident ! in videos, music, system, internet, games etc. it's a temprary state, not permanent) may be after restar a system ! Personnaly I find "Remove from boot" more clear.

August 31, 2012 02:10 AM
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antbliss

The languange confusion could be easily overcome with the three different states (run on boot, delay, remove from boot) as the the three option buttons. With the current selection is highlighted / identified.

At the moment the current selection is not shown as one of the buttons, so it is hard to figure out what to do and requires thinking, and the colours are indestinguishable (how about traffic lights colours ? - green=run on boot, yellow=delay, red=remove from boot).

IF the three options are always displayed in sequence it would be easy to understand immediately, and easy to understand what your options are and what to do next. It's surely within the capabilities of the team to show raised and depressed buttons, or "radio select" dots to indicate the current selection ?

At the moment it's a jam packed confusion of a user experience.

Even with the language change from "pause" to "delay"  - you have not changed in your action description text - i.e. "Recommendation: If you manage or change your graphics display settings, keep it in boot. If you don't, Pause it." then the buttons say "keep it in boot" and "delay it" !!! massive discontinuity.

You need to change that to say "delay it" at the end of that sentance. I appreciate it takes time to do a change roll out, but this seems to have been fogotten.

 

 

September 23, 2012 05:53 PM
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Maya Shoval
Soluto Support

Thank you for the feedback antbliss, as I've replied to your idea we're aware of this issue. 

Maya

September 23, 2012 06:44 PM