As you know, computer users are divided into two categories – those who turn off their device at the end of the day, and those who leave it turned on. Nevertheless, sometimes even the most zealous “switches” are distracted and, having finished work, forget to turn off the computer. Fortunately, there are special programs that will allow the device to automatically turn off at a set time.
There are a great many different applications for automatically shutting down your computer, but we recommend that you focus on two of them – RTG Ninja Shutdown and Simple shutdown timer.
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How to configure automatic shutdown (reboot) of a computer using RTG Ninja Shutdown in Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10
Created by Indian developer Priyansu Kumar, the RTG Ninja Shutdown program is portable and provides only one window. To use it you need:
1. You can download the application as a ZIP archive on the developer’s website.
2. After downloading, unzip the files and save in a convenient place for you.
3. Double-click on the executable file, and the process of installing the program will begin.
Then everything is very simple. Select “Offline»And set the exact time to turn off the computer. Please note that the program will not work if you do not fill out all four fields, so be sure to set the hours, minutes, seconds, and also the time of day (AM “before 12 noon” or PM “after 12 noon”). Then you need to select the action that the computer should take at the set time – shut down, reboot, or log out of your account (Shutdown, Restart, or Log off). Press on “Set»To complete the setup. To hide the application window, click on “Hide“.
RTG Ninja Shutdown also has an online mode that allows you to set the time to turn off the computer remotely.
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How to configure automatic shutdown (reboot) of a computer using Simple Shutdown Timer in Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10
It’s hard to believe, but PCWinTech’s Simple Shutdown Timer is even simpler than Ninja Shutdown’s RTG. As you can see in the picture, the program is ridiculously small. The application allows you to set the period of computer activity up to seconds. After setting the time in the drop-down menu, select what the computer should do – exit the account, reboot, shut down or go into sleep mode (log off, reboot, shutdown, hibernate). Press on “Start“And start the timer.
Simple Shutdown Timer installs on your computer like any other program and works with Windows 2000 and newer versions. A portable version is also available. If you understand the command line, there are several commands for Simple Shutdown Timer that you can learn about on the developer’s site.
If the above applications do not impress you, there are many others, such as Windows Reboot and Switch Off.
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How to Set Auto Shutdown on Mac
If you own a Mac, you can configure your computer to turn off automatically using these instructions.