Monday, January 10, 2011

Quickly Switch Between Home and Work Settings with Quick Config

Quick Config is a free program that allows people to quickly change their computer’s settings from one profile to another depending on which computing environment they are working in. Most people who take their laptop to work, or bring their office laptop to home need to readjust various settings on their computer to make it function with the network or printers they are connected to at that moment. Quick Config is useful for such people as it enables not only changing network and printer profiles but a host of others like startup applications, browsers, running services, etc.

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The user creates different profiles for different work environments. Each profile contains network, system, browser and other program settings. Creating profiles is easy – the user can either let the program to automatically detect the current settings on their computer and save it as a profile, or they can meticulously go over each option, manually setting it up. Once a profile has been created, the user just selects and activates it to apply wholesome changes to the entire system.

The current version of Quick Config can change the following settings:

Network

  • Network connections TCP/IP settings (IP address, mask, gateway, DNS server, MAC), state of network connection
  • Computer identification computer name, domain or workgroup membership
  • Mapped Network Drives map, unmap network drives
  • Shared resources share, unshare local resources
  • Hosts file
  • Routing table

System

  • Sound sound volume, sound theme
  • Printer set default printer
  • Services start, stop, restart system services
  • Registry delete, add, change registry keys
  • Power switch the current power scheme

Internet Browser

  • Internet Explorer network connection settings, Home Page
  • Firefox network connection settings, Home Page
  • Opera network connection settings, Home Page
  • Chrome network connection settings, Home Page

Desktop

  • Display screen dimensions, color depth

Applications

  • Default applications default Internet Browser, E-Mail client
  • Launch applications launch selected applications after applying profile

Related:
Avanquest Connection Manager - Quickly switch between different Net connections
TCP/IP Manager – Quickly change network settings

4 comments:

  1. Sounds also great for gamers... if one is picky about system resources and or particular settings.
    What I mean to say is... I'll give it a shot as a gamer.
    Thanks for the tip.

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  2. me again...
    downloaded and loaded the portable application on Win XP SP3, latest updates, plenty of RAM, almost vanilla setup BUT the program said I use IE not FireFox -- it found my ThunderBird, though -- and froze memorably my computer while looking down to check the other options.
    It was a QuickSwitch all right, but to the RED button. I don't want any hanky panky business which I can't see nor control on my machine.
    So, gamer or not, business or not, this program is not for me nor am I incline to try to understand what happened.
    Good luck, guys.

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  3. I didn't have any problems with it. And you can review every setting before you go for the button. I tested it on Windows 7 though.

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  4. That is a seriously good idea.....I can think of many good applications for this.

    You could truly tweak it as a power user for zillions of things (registry changes? wow. hosts file? awesome.....)

    in fact: in the end it's kind of just like having another user account in windows, no? unless certain settings can't be different across windows users (some networks ones I would imagine), in which case this is indeed superior (or maybe one can use both to complete the picture)...

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