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    Panic Button!

    Anyone seen this?? I'm certainly going to install this one on my parents' machine (for those frustrating weekends of "there's a message that's popped up"), and I am considering installing it on the numpty, sorry, less able users (teachers and support staff) in the school. Too many times I am interrupted with "I've just had a message pop up but I didn't see what it said".

    This might change that:

    http://www.panicbutton.org.uk/?page_id=4

    The idea -

    * User sees an error message or something else weird on screen.
    * All they have to do is click the icon in the system tray.
    * A popup box asks them to describe the problem
    * You get sent an email with a screenshot and the description (or it's saved to a network location)

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    Re: Panic Button!

    http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/panic-button/index.html

    I have one of these on my keyboard, but it doesn't seem to do anything :P Yours looks a bit more useful... I'd be interested to hear how you get on with this if you give it a try - there's certainly a few machines in remote offices here that would benefit from it.

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    Re: Panic Button!

    Sounds like a very useful tool and I can see it being something I'll seriously think about for my schools but at the same time it sounds like some work needs doing.

    The AD integration is patchy and from the notes I could see, need re-writing based on the current release but like any open source type project I guess that will happen... be useful if they had a forum for people to support each other though.

    As for it's use in a secondary school... I don't know if it'd become a tool for abuse with kids hitting each others panic button randomly just to get the logged in user in bother.

    Still n'all it's something I'm going to be putting on my various families PC's if it tests out ok... Talk about useful!...

    "The error said erm... something about an error"

    ..no more!!

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    Re: Panic Button!

    I don't intend to roll it out to student machines for the exact reason contink mentions - abuse by the kids.

    However, for the minor problems and queries we get from Support Staff, I think I may trial it on some PCs.

    Certainly, from a "home" perspective, it'll solve the problems that I get with my parents not paying attention to popups, or paying too much attention to them......



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