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Offline avaster78

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Avast gadget
« on: October 25, 2014, 09:46:19 PM »
It would be more useful on Avast gadget to have "disable all shields" function (when you click the gadget's laptop icon). Now it opens the Avast GUI interface, which clicking the tray icon also does, so there's no any extra value on the gadget for this matter. I remember Avast used to have this disabling option before. Please change this option back.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2014, 10:04:25 PM by avaster78 »
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Re: Avast gadget
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 10:28:22 PM »
Right-click the icon, look for Avast Shields Control and its submenus.

Edit:  OOPS, I confused your question about the gadget with the tray icon.  Sorry, ignore the above.

Why are you having to disable the shields?  Just curious.  I never seem to need to do so, even with programs whose installers recommend it.

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Re: Avast gadget
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 01:54:08 PM »
Well, i disable shields for example when i defrag or when i'm installing Windows updates. Or sometimes for troubleshooting purposes. I just think the gadget would be more useful this way, rather than just opening the GUI, which is quick to do anyway.
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Re: Avast gadget
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 02:00:21 PM »
Well, i disable shields for example when i defrag or when i'm installing Windows updates. Or sometimes for troubleshooting purposes. I just think the gadget would be more useful this way, rather than just opening the GUI, which is quick to do anyway.

You can disable shields from the avast tray icon - no need to open the avastUI, right click the tray icon to see the options...

For the examples you give I don't disable avast.
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Re: Avast gadget
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 02:04:22 PM »
I know this. It's still behind few steps. One click option would be nice. Basicly i'm talking of making the GADGET more USEFUL.
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Re: Avast gadget
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014, 02:09:18 PM »
The only reason I mention it is that the windows gadget is much depreciated since Microsoft essentially stopped any further development for the gadget interface. This was down to possible vulnerability/security risk, so I rather doubt avast are going to be bringing any new gadget out when MS no longer support it.
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Re: Avast gadget
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2014, 02:10:45 PM »
Yeah i know this gadget problem. Ok, good to know.
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Re: Avast gadget
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2014, 02:18:34 PM »
You're welcome.
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