Continued from The Start-up Programs
A profile is a stored list of start-up items that should be enabled, or a list of start-up items that should be disabled. If your aim is to suppress certain start-up programs, mark these programs as disabled and then save a profile of disabled items. When you restore this profile, the specified programs will be disabled and all other programs will be enabled. If your aim is to load a minimal set of start-up programs, mark these programs as enabled, and then save a profile of enabled items. When you restore this profile, any program not listed will be disabled. The System Tray applet and any programs marked for removal are not affected when you restore a profile.
To save the current settings as a profile, click the Save profile tab (see Figure 3). Enter the name you want to use for the profile in the box at the top. This name can be up to 16 characters long, and must consist only of letters, numbers, and space characters. If you click the green-light Save enabled items button, Startup Cop will save a list of all start-up items that have a green light next to them. That includes both items that are currently enabled and items that are marked to be enabled. If you click the yellow-light Save disabled items button, Startup Cop will save a list of all start-up items that have a yellow light next to them. That includes both items that are currently disabled and items that are marked to be disabled. Neither button saves information about items marked with a red light. To edit a profile, load it using the controls on the Restore profile page (see Figure 4), switch to the Startup programs page to make any changes, and then go to the Save profile page to save it again.
Next: The Restore Profile Tab
Published in the 4/20/99 issue of PC Magazine.