Restarting your computer is a simple task, and its something we’ve been doing since, well, forever. For many, there is no reason to change how they restart their Windows 10 computer, but you know what? We are all about options, therefore, were going to give you one. The idea here is to restart your computer via the internet, or remotely as some would call it. Of course, an interesting program is required to get the job done, and we have managed to find it. The tool in question is called Shutter Lite, and from our extensive use, we can say for certain that it works.
Bear in mind that Shutter is more than just a software for restarting computers. The main features are for scheduling tasks, and that’s useful, right? Good. Additionally, the version we’re going to discuss is the non-commercial version. Yes, you can pay for it, but since you’re likely to use Shutter for home purposes, then there is no need to go down that route.
Shutter scheduling software for Windows 10
Shutter Lite is one of the best free tools for setting schedules on your Windows 10 computer with relative ease. It lets you schedule Shutdown, Reboot, Log Off, Lock Workstation, Sleep, Hibernate, Turn Off Monitor, Screen Saver, Volume Control, Hang Up Modem, Alarm, Message, Play Sound, Run Program, Open File, Close Window, Kill Process on your Windows PC.
The available events are Countdown, On Time, Winamp Stops, CPU Usage, Network Usage, Hard Disk Usage, User Inactive, Battery Low, Window, Process, Ping Stops, File Size Limit, Lid.
Do note that the free Shutter Lite version offers the following limitations:
- Store max 5 presets
- Use max 5 events
- Use max 5 actions.
1] Add an Event
The first thing you’ll need to do is add an event, and this can be one by clicking the Add button at the top. From what we can tell so far, there are 14 options to choose from, so select the one that works best for you, make the necessary changes, and move forward.
If you want to remove the event, please click on Remove. When there are multiple events, the option is there to change their location on the list by using the arrows.
2] Add an Action
OK, so adding an action is the same as above. Just know there are around 20 options to choose from when you select the Add button, and this includes the ability to reboot your computer system.
3] Start a job
When the time comes to begin, click the button at the very bottom that says Start. Once you’ve done this, then all the events and actions you’ve added to the program will go forward. For example, if you’ve set a schedule to have the Firefox web browser open a particular date and time, then this will happen at the selected time.
4] Web Interface
This section is pretty important because by using it, folks can restart their computer from any remote location. Just click on Options > Web Interface > Enable. From there, then, please add the Listen IP and the Listen Port, and be sure to add a unique username and password to boot.
Hit the save button below and you’re good to tango. Make sure no one else has access to your password or things could take a turn for the worse.
When it comes down to the options section, just click on the button at the very bottom, and it will open a new window. The new window contains four tabs, and they are General, Advanced, Web Interface, and Protection.
General is basically the tab where the user can select if they want Shutter to auto-run on start for all or just a single user. Furthermore, you can set it to save events on exit among other things, so take a look to get a real idea of how it works.
As for Advanced, well, it’s all about automating certain processes. For example, the option is there to start kick start event monitoring once the tool is up and running, or stop event monitoring when the computer is in sleep mode or hibernation. Additionally, if you want to prevent the system from going to sleep while the program is running, this is possible as well.
In terms of the Web Interface and Protection tabs, there’s not much to say really since we’ve spoken of one already, so let’s focus on Protection.
The main purpose of the Protection tab is to secure Shutter from any form of outside interference. Without the password, your nagging brother or sister will never gain access to the tool.
If you like it, you can download ShutterLite Free from the official website.