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CT HotSpot

Type of program: Utility
Supported platforms:Win 95
Company name: CT Software
Version: 2.1
Cost: $10
Installed size: 383KB


This one is fantastic! It unzipped easy as pie, the directions were in English, and easy to boot. I did what I was told, which amounted to opening 1 file and clicking twice, moved a couple of files, and it did exactly what they said it would. I don't mean to sound quite so funny, but seems like I'm always downloading something thats missing a critical step from instructions, or is written in the same flowing style our tax forms are, or it is easy to understand-if you're a system analyst! I'm wrestling with one now, I know that I'll be able to run the program with no problem, as soon as I can put down the webster's dictionary thats filling my lap. By the time I understand the word, I've forgotten where I was in the document; but this one delivers EXACTLY as they said.

Its simple, screen saver coming on at wrong time can really cause trouble, and I never remember to shut it off in control panel until 5 minutes after I started whatever it is, so every couple of minutes you got to move the mouse, and don't miss.....With this lil guy you move the mouse to the corner you have selected and a flag pops up to say no screensaver until this mouse is gone. When you are done, just move the mouse anywhere and the screensaver is now able to come back, in however many minutes you've had set all along. Want to show someone you're screensaver? Move the mouse to the other corner you selected and screen saver shows up immediately, until you move the mouse again.

Its so great I don't even care that as an added perk, it promises to keep my temp file cleaned out because it lives in the start menu. It requires 3 >dll files to run, but the web site tells you where to look for them on your system, and if you don't have them, you can also download them right there, next to Hotspot.

The only bad thing it does, [and this isn't bad just sometimes irritating, every time you boot up, it asks you if you want to register, and you have to click on box or nobody goes nowhere.
At last, a utility that is really as easy as it claims.

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Reviewed by Stormy Strock

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