One-button shutdown?

Bob Moore
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When I need to do other (unattended) things without BOINC cutting back in, where is the one-button exit facility? I hate shutting down all the threads individually (usually 5)

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One-button shutdown?

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When I need to do other (unattended) things without BOINC cutting back in, where is the one-button exit facility? I hate shutting down all the threads individually (usually 5)

I'm not using Windows atm but isn't there a suspend entry in the context menu of the tray icon for BOINC (right click on tray icon, then make BOINC suspend work altogether)

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RE: I'm not using Windows

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I'm not using Windows atm but isn't there a suspend entry in the context menu of the tray icon for BOINC (right click on tray icon, then make BOINC suspend work altogether)

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Yes, but "Snooze" only works for an hour. [edit] The BOINC manager Activity/Suspend menu option has no timer, but that's not "one-button" :-) [/edit]

The command line interface of BOINC has a "quit" command that is equivalent to the manager's Advanced/Shut down connected client menu option. So, if you insertboinccmd --quitinto a batch file, the BOINC client is stopped upon execution of this file (shortcut on desktop).

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RE: The command line

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The command line interface of BOINC has a "quit" command that is equivalent to the manager's Advanced/Shut down connected client menu option. So, if you insertboinccmd --quitinto a batch file, the BOINC client is stopped upon execution of this file (shortcut on desktop).


Or if you have BOINC running as a servicenet stop boinc in a batch file will also stop the service in a similar fashion.

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RE: Or if you have BOINC

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Or if you have BOINC running as a servicenet stop boinc in a batch file will also stop the service in a similar fashion.


I have these as shortcuts on my desktop. No need for a batch file, just right click a free space on the desktop, then:

- New.
- Shortcut.
- In the location bar type %windir%\system32\cmd.exe /k net stop boinc
- Click Next.
- Name the short cut "net stop boinc" (without quote marks)
- Finish.

You can do the same thing for "net start boinc", "net pause boinc" and "net continue boinc"

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RE: When I need to do other

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When I need to do other (unattended) things without BOINC cutting back in, where is the one-button exit facility? I hate shutting down all the threads individually (usually 5)

If you just right click the Boinc icon you can then snooze Boinc for an hour or at the bottom of that short list click exit. That will shut Boinc down and you will have to find and double click the Boinc Manager to get it going again. I put that icon on the desktop of all my machines. I shutdown Boinc when I am doing Windows updates just so things don't get confused and scr**ed up! Now if you running Boinc as a service you can't do it this way, you will have to follow others ideas.

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