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There are times you get very disappointed. You're evaluating a new software, but the magic function you need is grayed out. "If I just could press that button...", "If I just could check that box...", "If I just could change that text...". If you ever told yourself any of these, then you could need TurnItOn.
As other tools of mine, this needs no installation, registry access or particular permissions. Just unzip the package and run it.
The box should show up:
You just need to drag the “drag me” label (1) over the disabled control and release the mouse. The “Text” (2) list will contain all the handles to the controls under the mouse. The first of these will be transferred to the “Handle finder” window (3).
These brief words will probably save a lot of FAQs, so please read them.
So, the lesson is: not only you have to access the desired windows and controls, but you also need right privileges to run selected functions.
The good part of the story is that there are thousands of cases where you can use TurnItOn without these problems. It is funny to see how many programmers only disable interface controls to cut out functions you should not access.
- Symantec Antivirus Corporate 8.x: your admin can lock some of the controls you reach by clicking the icon in the tray, such as “LiveUpdate”. You can enable it and run the “LiveUpdate” at your will. Modifying policy settings is also possible, but don't do it: always ask your admin.
Use of the tool to enable function that you should not reach without paying is highly discouraged.
This tool was first built in 1999. Since that time it was improved and several functions were added:
Having enough time, I'll prepare a public and free versions of the tool with these features. Stay tuned!
Look at these FAQs.