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A few weeks ago I posted in the wrong part of theforum some suggestions, I got a very warm welcome to the forum but that was it, I suppose Im used to more interaction in other projects that I am involved in or programs I use both commersial and opensource/freeware.

 

Anywho :blink: Whne seting up CCleaner your prompted with a menu to add options to run CCleaner on recycle bin or open cclearner on recycle bin... Both of these have same effect as I notice it, they just open CCleaner which a shortcut is able to do anyways...

 

My suggestion is to simplify these two needless options IMO. My suggestion is to add a Clean with CCleaner or empty with CCleaner to context menu which would especially work with the security overwriting method if so selected on option by user or just a normal delete...

 

If when right clicking over recycle biun choose the Empty with CCleaner the routine to clean/empty recycle bin would be called.

 

On the other option it would reside on context menu and available when right clicking any file/folder which would be erase with CCleaner bypassing the Recicle bin altogether or not aslo another option the user would have available, adding the real flexibility and usability not to mention exposing the power of this great tool rather effectively.

 

These options could be further improved and actually not added just during install but also available like for e.g winrar context menu option that can be modified on the fly to include more or less or remove context menu options altogether. the same way the current options are also handled basically on settings menu.

 

There is also no option to run CCleaner on shutdown or even shutdown computer once CCleaner is finished processing tasks. I think both of these would make a terrific addition to the already existing options.

 

Another small thing I notice and could do with a tweak is when CCleaner finishes cleaning tasks the run Cleaner button remain active though pressing it has no effect since tasks have already been executed.

What I am suggesting is to disable this button once tasks have been run no biggie as is but its a more sensible and professional approach.

 

Another suggestion would be if at all possible to dumb down how to add new programs to CCleaner just in case they are not supported and not only that uploading these changes to you so that maybe if of interst the options could be added by default on a future release of CCleaner.

 

hehe last but not least though useless suggestion would perhaps be for CCleaner to keep a small log for statistics of how many files it has cleaned to date.

 

on another completly different note having used commercial versions of cleaning programs I have noticed that in comparison even after running CCleaner these programs will go and find a few more hundred MB of files out of somewhere this is more noticeable with Acronis true image expert for XP and the new and Upcomming Acronis True Image 2009 which I have been testing and and now includes a cleaning option for Vista since the privacy expert is not compatible with Vista. this happens in either XP or Vista Just a curiosity I though I would mention.

 

Curiosities: Acronis on the other Hand have added a bunch of new features I requested over the years and some other tester suggestions to ATI2009 that included the new GUI better FTP support, backup consolidations etc... which is a better improvement but they missed my point completly so I am designing the new GUI for the next ATI which will add unique qualities to the gui and make it stand on its own like pretty much what you have already achieved with CCleaner.

 

Either way you look at this I think your product has a tremendous potential and while it is worked on and updated regularly I hope you consider opening up and unleashing the power more efficiently that your program can already deliver. Great work and congratulations on this product...

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I am not too sure just what response you expect to recieve regarding your suggestions.

 

CCleaner suggestions are just that.. suggestions. They are read by the CCleaner development team but it would be impossible for them to make comments on each one.

 

You mention in almost all of your posts about your life as a beta tester with Acronis, I am sure you are very busy with that.

 

I notice that you say

 

I think your product has a tremendous potential

 

I think we already know that. :)

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I mentioned Acronis because they are amongst the few that produced privacy and crap cleaners with a twist and have listened to their Testers,

 

The reply I expect from anyone is their honest opinion if any! Obviously you had none of relevant importance to share, though you did reply. I agree with you hazelnut that suggestions are just suggestions and I wouldnt expect realistically all the developers to drop everything and come read and reply on any of the suggestions, but it would be nice if the rest of the community would, like I said shared their views good or bad...

 

Maybe Im deluding myself but hey wouldnt that be nice?

 

I joined here to maybe share some of my experience and ideas I cant tell you off the bat that yes I mention Acronis true I beta test for them but I also test for much larger hardware manufacturers and many software developers, amongst many of my experiences there is web usability, networking, customer relations just to mention a few and I way older that most people would think, though I tend to get somewhat sarcastic and let some some of inner child take the better of me sometimes... I joined here because of my admiration to people that like myself share an ideal that goes beyond money (though some is needed in any case).

 

I know that you know you have a great program but like any program I look at it and see beyond what it is and think of what it could be...

 

So what is it that you think about what I suggested? what does anyone?

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There's perhaps too much there to comment on! People use their pc's in widely varying ways and have widely differring needs. I'm really a very basic CC user, just run it twice a week when I feel like it, don't use the recycler, don't use an ini file, don't want CC to run on shutdown/startup, etc, so most of your suggestions would be wasted on me. I just want CC to sit there and shut up until I tell it to do something. I would like the secure delete option in a context menu, though.

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I just want CC to sit there and shut up until I tell it to do something.

 

I never knew you were a power user Augeas :)

 

However I think you do reflect the views there on how a lot of people use CCleaner.

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If that were my CCleaner I be like "hey you! get in the kitchen and make me waffles"

 

seriously though

 

I can see the want to only do some of the context menus (as a portable user I don't use any of the context menus though)

 

as usual I must agree with Augeas (can I call you auggie-daddy???? :D )

 

People use their pc's in widely varying ways and have widely differring needs

 

Ok I tried (for the third time btw) to re-read the suggestions in the Original Post. Really I'm trying but there is a lot to digest there and it's set up in prose. Aren't most Developers A.D.D? maybe a list or outline or even multiple posts (please don't do this now I'm just saying for later)

 

Anyway don't forget that we on the forum are just users like you and that (though they do read it) I don't think the Developers actually come down to talk to us (unless they are hiding in the guise of Newbies (what me paranoid? Naw)

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Anywho Whne seting up CCleaner your prompted with a menu to add options to run CCleaner on recycle bin or open cclearner on recycle bin... Both of these have same effect as I notice it, they just open CCleaner which a shortcut is able to do anyways...

 

How can you say this? :blink:

 

'Open CCleaner' and 'Run CCleaner' have two completely different effects, of course.

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If that were my CCleaner I be like "hey you! get in the kitchen and make me waffles"

 

seriously though

 

I can see the want to only do some of the context menus (as a portable user I don't use any of the context menus though)

 

as usual I must agree with Augeas (can I call you auggie-daddy???? :D )

 

Ok I tried (for the third time btw) to re-read the suggestions in the Original Post. Really I'm trying but there is a lot to digest there and it's set up in prose. Aren't most Developers A.D.D? maybe a list or outline or even multiple posts (please don't do this now I'm just saying for later)

 

Anyway don't forget that we on the forum are just users like you and that (though they do read it) I don't think the Developers actually come down to talk to us (unless they are hiding in the guise of Newbies (what me paranoid? Naw)

I tend to loose interest after the first page if there is no interesting thought other than what appears to be ramblings of someone with way too much time on their hands or a 13 year old computer whiz kid that knows everything.

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How can you say this? :blink:

 

'Open CCleaner' and 'Run CCleaner' have two completely different effects, of course.

 

yes they have different effects but they both open CCleaner... the one that runs CCleaner you could make it just wipe the recycle bin the other option is just totally useless, might as well just use the shortcut on the menu or a dock where I keep my icons/shortcuts open CCleaner on context menu of the recycle bin is ilogical.

 

Option permanent to context menu erase with CCleaner instead of that other one. thats one of the things this program is missing.

 

you guys are all users and maybe you run it twice a week or maybe once a month I run it once a day and everytime theres hundreds of MB of crap gone I like to keep the disk as free and unclutered as possible so it maximizes efficiency and speed the smart defragmenter keeps it all ship shape.

 

Any options that are there can just be removed to suit the different user styles I may just want to empty the bin and not all else Im talking about flexibility and option that appeal to more users.

 

I tend to loose interest after the first page if there is no interesting thought other than what appears to be ramblings of someone with way too much time on their hands or a 13 year old computer whiz kid that knows everything.

 

Dont even know what to make of that... maybe Im too old and actually have something to say sorry if that was directed at me I sincerely apologise for boring you to death. :lol:

 

There's perhaps too much there to comment on! People use their pc's in widely varying ways and have widely differring needs.

 

I couldnt agree more with this comment everyone is indeed different but that does not mean to say that were any options added or program be made more flexible that users like myself wouldnt mind having more control and specific options in a program in which to do it, options with that said that a user like yourself would not use or affect your computing experience. or the way you use or like to use CCleaner.

 

Im glad that my post caused so much interest and disgust, I have to admit I did get a response! You guys are just a cute bunch very amusing community, I think Ill stick around...

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as usual I must agree with Augeas (can I call you auggie-daddy???? :D )

Certainly not, I'm trying to maintain some dignity here.

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...CCleaner to keep a small log for statistics of how many files it has cleaned to date.

I would like to see this myself. Similar I've always imagined in the top status bar of CC something like... CC has removed xx GB's to date. This would count from time of install to current.

 

 

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I would still like to see a button thats says empty recycle bin with CCleaner and anothe contect menu that says wipe this file with CCleaner or shorter words to that effect still optional as all others.

 

I would love to see a smart option to add a program instead of being manually added to this unofficial file after all it would make things easier to share for the least tech of us. and there are many indeed.

 

And while Im in a row how about making the analize and run cleaner buttons closer to each other "like lovers strolling on a crap hunting mission holding hands while they hunt for crap...?"

 

Also would it be mildy usefull to recommend alll temporary files are wiped out I find many are left behind I posted this in another appropriate topic.. Ill see if I cna point the way

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I would like CCleaner to automatically launch upon Shut Down,

so that other users who may fail to run CCleaner will have it done for them.

 

BUT - A VERY BIG BUT

 

I would be very afraid.

 

Depending upon the phase of the moon, and I know not what else, Windows may shut down cleanly;

At other times it gets hung up because some application has not shut down in time,

and the Event log shows all sorts of ominous warnings with recommendations about changing services/domains/etc.

 

Quite often the guilty process is ctfmon.

This is supposed to help with alternative text input, which I DO NOT NEED.

In practice it actually closes down Notepad and other things whilst I am still using them.

I often remove the start-up entries of ctfmon, but a few days later it is resurrected.

 

I would hate it if CCleaner were to cause the same grief as ctfmon.

 

Regards

Alan

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Great idea !!

 

A Context Menu entry to wipe with CCleaner is just whats missing in CCleaner. Recycle bin cleaning with a right click and individual file folder wiping with a right click to.

That would make it complete for me as currently i install another program to do just that.

 

One other nice touch would be a free space wipe or one which removes deleted file filenames. Im still waiting for that in Recuva. And i already heard "deleted file names that Recuva returns cannot be removed or altered, they are entries in the MFT. But that isnt quite right because Iolo's System Shiled 2.1c can remove deleted file name entries and it does it very quickly and very well. ;)

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Great idea !!

 

A Context Menu entry to wipe with CCleaner is just whats missing in CCleaner. Recycle bin cleaning with a right click and individual file folder wiping with a right click to.

 

Agreed, that would be ideal for me as well....and what led me to this thread!

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finally someone sees the potential on this...

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