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Push The Freak’n Button!

Are you sick and tired of Windows trying to save you from yourself by asking you far too many times “Are You Sure You Want To Do That?” I think this is one of the more prominent annoyances of any Windows operating system. Thankfully, there is a small utility out there which allows the dialog boxes to be automatically closed. I have been using this program for several years and thought I should write about it in case you are unfamiliar.

PTFB (Push The Freak’n Button) from Technology Lighthouse is a small application which you can train to automatically hit “OK” or “Yes” in those pesky dialog boxes. Using the utility is very straight forward. Simply launch the application and drag the selection tool over the confirmation button on the dialog box you want to have answered. Add as many as you need then click the Start Watching button.


PTFB will run in the background watching for the selected dialog boxes to close. Depending on your preferences you can also change the amount of time PTFB waits until it closes the dialog box. There is also a PRO version which includes more features like a macro recorder and more flexible scheduling.


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  • Published 03/26/08

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