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Groupy

Created: 08 Jan 2007 • Updated: 29 Jul 2010 | 13 comments
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Somewhere on every SVS user's list of features they'd like to see is the ability to group application layers intuitively. Thunder-man felt your collective pain and came up with "Groupy". A lightweight utility that makes grouping layers a snap.

Editor's Note: be sure to check out the GUI Thunder-man wrote to help the "text-editor challenged" among us: Setup for Groupy

Groupy gives you a way to organize each of your SVS layers in logical groups.

Setting up Groupy

  1. Click Setup:
  2. Change entries for Group ( 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: )
    For example:
    Name1=MySVS
    Name2=Tools

[Name]
Name1=Internet
Name2=Graphic
Name3=Tools
Name4=Blank
Name5=Blank

We have 5 groups [Group_1] to [Group_5]
Change Layer Name: 1 to 10

For example:
[Group_1]
1=Firefox 1.5
2=xp-AntiSpy
3=FoxitReader
4=
5=
6=
7=
8=
9=
10=

Using the Helper (Select, copy and Paste Layer Name)

Using Groupy:

  • To activate a group: Click a group (e.g. 1:)
  • To deactivate group: Click the same group again and then click "deactivate" in the popup.(e.g. 1:)
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jsjj01's picture

This tool will definitely come in handy. Are there any limitations to the amount of apps it can handle? Thanks.

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Thunder-man's picture

I did not test that.

But we can extend groupy.ini
For example:

[Group_1]
...
...
...
11=
12=
13=
14=
15=

Leave No entry free.

Not
1=Firefox
2=
3=Thunderbird
4=FoxitReader

Frank

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Scott Jones's picture

This is great. But when I see cool contributions like this, my first thought is always, "gee, it sure would be nice if this were part of the Trinket project... !"

Scott Jones
Business Critical Engineer, Endpoint Virtualization
Symantec Corporation
www.symantec.com
 

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jsjj01's picture

I have it up to 10 apps and have experienced no problems so far. I really need to convince folks around here to start consolidating some of our applications...ugh. Thanks again, great tool.

John

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Trinket is written in Programming Language C++

I write "Groupy" in Autoit.
http://www.autoitscript.com/

Greeting
Frank

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Thomas Lotz's picture

Groupy is a great tool.

If I activate a group of layers with groupy, always the SVS Admin Tools starts.

It is a little bit annoying :-)

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Groupy is in such a way written.

If we activate a group, starts SVS.
The entries from the Groupy.ini are read.

And in Altiris SVS ListView searched. (marked).

Then I send "CTRL + T"

Therefore must the SVS Admin Tools start.

Greeting
Frank

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toralf's picture

Hi Thunder-man,

Is there a reason why you used the GUI and not the command line version SVSCMD? Since you use AutoIt, it should be easy to execute the SVSCMD. You should also be able to get the GUID from the registry for the layers.

Or are there any limitations that I do not understand?

Thanks & Ciao
toralf

Ciao
toralf

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First I write Code for the "WonderBar"

Hence, I did not need this.
Maybe I change this with one updates
...

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tfronza's picture

Now that is a practical tool!

We have several products that are dependent on other products being there and this tool allows for that to work.... Great tool!

Thanks
Tom Fronza

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Thanks for comments.

I have upload Setup.exe for "Groupy"

Setup for "Groupy" is a Tool To the simple work on the Groupy.ini

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See also my other Tools.

At this Link

Greetings [from Germany]
Thunder-man

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riva11's picture

Thanks Thunder-man for your tools, I found some tool really interesting and useful for many environments!

Regards

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