PC Startup Master (formerly Startup Master) is released in two flavors the Pro edition and Free Open Source one, both bringing new and enhanced features aimed to improve the management of system startup settings.
In the following quick notes, you will get a summery about new features and enhancements introduced in PC Startup Master 3
1. PC Startup Master now targets Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2, this allows PC Startup Master to take full advantage of improved performance and reliability offered by .NET 4.5.2, however it made PC Startup Master not compatible with Microsoft Windows XP.
2. Re-designed Startup Delayer allows better control of delayed startup applications, for example you can specify the delay time for each delayed startup item. PC Startup Master Pro provides more advanced options like whatever to launch delayed startup item only of the computer is connected to the Internet and/or if system CPU usage is lower than certain value.
3. Startup Guard received big attention in this major update, starting with the new notifications design that allows you to get more information about detected startup changes, the ability to undo the deletion of startup applications, the improved startup events logging and finally several bug fixes affecting Startup Guard.
3. PC Startup Master Pro is now able to manage and optimize Windows services and scheduled tasks beside startup applications located in system startup folders and Windows Registry entries. This allows you to take maximum control on system startup process.
4. PC Startup Master 3 is equipped with User Feedback module, allowing you to send your feedback, suggestions and bug reports directly to PC Startup Master development team.
5. Startup applications search functionality has been added to PC Startup Master, enabling you to find specific startup items by name, target or publisher.
6. Listing of startup applications has been enhanced with new startup columns which can be easily customized, new startup highlighting options and by organizing startup application into groups according to their location and type.
7. Improved startup items sorting.
8. Improved the online search for startup items information.
9. Improved the adding and editing of startup items with a new GUI design.
10. PC Startup Master 3 brought several bug fixes especially on Windows 64-bit.
11. Major UI enhancements with support for high DPI settings.
The source code of PC Startup Master 3 Free will be available very soon on CodePlex under the terms of the GNU General Public License v3.
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PC Startup Master is a Windows startup management and optimization solution that helps you take control of applications which run automatically on system startup, enabling you to prevent unnecessary applications from running on Windows startup, this will dramatically increase system startup speed and enhance system response.