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Standard Windows 7 power tray window

Total Power Control allows you to switch between any power plans, including user-made plans

The owners of notebooks with Windows 7 couldn't miss the fact that the power tray icon and its menu became completely useless. In Vista users could change power plans between Power Saver, Balanced and High Performance, now, in Windows 7 there are only two choices:

- Balanced and High Performance.

- Balanced and Power Saver.

I.e. it is not possible to switch from Power Saver to High Performance and backwards as easily as it was in Vista, now users are supposed to go to Power Plan configuration window and change power plans there, but that window is so slow and awkward! Custom power plans are also not accessible from the tray icon.

TPC solves this problem! It allows you to select any three power plans and show them in the main window and in the tray menu. If you don't like standard power plans, you can create your own plans and use them instead. Or combine standard plans and your plans, for example, leave Power Saver and High Performance and replace Balanced with "Reading Books" or "Watching Movies" or something that you find appropriate for your daily tasks.

There are two ways of switching power plans, you can use the one you find more convenient:

· Simply click on the appropriate button or image in the main window. A red tick on the image shows current power plan.
· Use tray icon menu to switch between power plans. The current power plan is checked.

TPC doesn't limit the number of available power plans, you may have any number of power plans and work with them as before. But TPC gives you a way of having three favorite power plans to access them easily and without confusion. You can always change your favorite power plans easily in the TPC settings window. All other power plans can be accessible using tray menu (Power Settings command).

Changing power plan images (snail, ostrich, cheetah)

If you don't like standard images or want to get more appropriate images for your custom power plans, you can use any JPG images. Simply resize your images to 160x120 pixels, save them as skin_pp1.jpg, skin_pp2.jpg, skin_pp3.jpg, copy them to the folder where the tpc.exe is installed and they will be automatically loaded next time you start TPC. It is recommended to keep these images as small as possible to reduce TPC memory usage. There are a few predefined sets of images on Acritum Software website.

Did you know that...

· Average snail (Helix pomatia) speed is 3 cm/m (0.0018 km/h, 0.0011 mph), the max speed is 7 cm/m (0.0042 km/h, 0.0026 mph).
· Average ostrich speed is 50-60 km/h (34 mph), the max speed is 72 km/h (45 mph).
· Average cheetah speed is 74 km/h (46 mph), the max speed is 120 km/h (75 mph).


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