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How to use Thumper
1 Execute the SETUP.EXE program. This will install the thumper.exe program
in C:\Program Files\Thumper\Thumper.exe
2. Load the Thumper program. Click on the Start button and then find the
program group called: Thumper. The Thumper program should exist
within that group.
3. When the Thumper program loads, it will automatically reduce itself to a
small icon in the system tray area, which is normally on the lower right
side of the screen. To bring the Thumper program to the foreground,
in order to enter the names of unwanted popup windows, place the
mouse pointer over the Thumper icon and right-click the mouse. One
of the selection available to you will be "Restore". Choose this selection
and left click the mouse to cause the main Thumper window to appear.
4. When the Thumper main window has been enabled, you will see a
Window similar to the following example:
Now click on the “View Popup Window Titles” menu selection. The list
of current unwanted window titles will appear. This list may look similar
to the following example:
The list will contain the information, displayed in the title bar, of those popup windows that you would
like to have automatically detected, and closed, by Thumper. When you first install Thumper, this list
will be empty. In order to add an entry, follow these steps.
a. Click on the "Add" button.
b. Type the exact string which appears in the title bar of the Window
that you wish to have detected and closed.
c. Click on the "Update" button.
d. Click on the "Close" button.
If the unwanted window is present when you enter this information, the window should disappear as
soon as you click on the "Update" button. If it does not, then you have entered the unwanted-window
title information incorrectly.
When you have completed updating your list of unwanted windows, click on the minimize button on the
main Thumper screen. This should cause the program to return to its state as an icon in the system tray area.
The foregoing procedures describe how to manually enter the title of an unwanted window.
However, there are times when the actual name of a window may not be easy to discern exactly.
Thumper does contain a facility that will compile a list of current window titles (visible and hidden)
for your selection. Please note that you should be VERY CAREFUL when selecting a window title
from this compiled list. Selecting the wrong window name could result in the automatic
closing of a window (or program) that is essential to the execution of the Windows O/S or
some other desired application.
In order to use this capability, refer to the main Thumper screen as pictured below:
Press the “Show (Refresh) Current Windows Task List” button. This will populate the combo
box (just below this button) with the names of the known tasks currently executing within the
Windows O/S. Select the name of the unwanted window from this list and then press the
button which is labeled: “Add Named Task / Window to Auto-Close List”. The window
that you selected should then close. If it ever appears again, Thumper will close it automatically.
Press the minimize button on the Thumper main screen.