StopStart
StopStart
1.1

3.0

StopStart free download for Mac

StopStart

1.1
12 February 2008

Pause and continue your applications.

Overview

StopStart allows you to pause and continue applications without accessing the Terminal.

What's new in StopStart

Version 1.1:
  • Process list will update once application is either activated or deactivated.
Version 1.0:
  • Processes are now listed in a table view.

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Anonymous
07 October 2004

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What does it really do, provide a GUI for issuing "kill -STOP ..." and "kill -CONT ..." commands so you don't have to do it from Terminal.app?
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Version 0.3
Flash1296
31 January 2008
Very good at quitting background and faceless applications. Must be manually updated each time an appl' is launched. Quitting Finder merely relaunches it. One appl' refuses to quit via "StopStart" (KDX Client) Getting APPLESCRIPT error: "Can't make contents of «class datC» of «class seDR» of «class tabW» id 4 of «class scrV» id 3 of window id 1 into type string. (-1700)"
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Version 1.0
Brildenlanch
31 January 2008
I assume there's a difference between Quitting and Stopping/Pausing.
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Version 1.0
Roro01
31 January 2008
I really can't see the benefit of this application. Instead of clicking on this application icon just click on the icon of Activity Monitor application, select the process and click on "Quit Process" button.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
25 July 2005
Compare App Stop (at 0.8). Stable, intuitive, puts up menubar icon with drop down list to control stopping and starting.
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Version 0.3
1 answer(s)
Dalahast
Dalahast
04 February 2008
But App Stop is shareware now… I found 0.9 but it doesn't work on Leopard. Anyone have 1.1 or something else that will?
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
09 December 2004
I downloaded it but when I typed in the name of an active application, it did not recognize it. There is no help, no documentation to tell you how to use it.
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Version 0.3
Anonymous
20 November 2004
nice.
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Version 0.3
Anonymous
15 October 2004
it works doesn't it.
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Version 0.3
Anonymous
11 October 2004
A classic. See the screenshot to become a believer. This is a wrap around a wrap around a wrap. The Unix API 'kill' admits of 'signals' that can be sent to processes, among others: SIGINT - interrupts a process SIGCONT - continues a process Most of this is moot anyway, as OS X adequately puts processes to 'sleep' when a Mac is closed or put to sleep somehow - and automatically resumes these processes when the computer is awakened again. One naturally encourages the developer to continue his forays into the operating system and one naturally wishes him all the best, but this one is a bit thin - someone on the order of a nanometer or less. Sorry!
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Version 0.3
Anonymous
08 October 2004
Not enough information either here or at the developers site for anyone to download this
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Version 0.3
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
08 October 2004
Pffft... On yer bike.
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Version 0.3
Anonymous
08 October 2004
Why not just take your hands off the keyboard ? How do you pause something like Photoshop or Flash when they generaly jusy sit there 'paused' anyway, waiting for user input.
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Version 0.3
2 answer(s)
Arin Davoodian
Arin Davoodian
08 October 2004
some programs do not have a pause button for certain actions such as rendering or copying, this program will allow you to stop the application completely allowing you to put the computer to sleep (useful if you have a laptop) and resuming at a later time.
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Version 0.3
Anonymous
Anonymous
11 October 2004
Your computer will pause ops anyway if you put it to sleep.
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Version 0.3