The "Other" panel

    When you click the "Other" tab, a panel appears with controls for customizing all of Kick-off!'s extra features.

Create a log entry when...

    In Mac OS X, Kick-off! supports the operating system's built-in "syslog" logging system. In Mac OS 8.6-9.x, Kick-off! supports our "monoLog" software to make a log of system activity.

    These check boxes let you configure what types of activities Kick-off! will add to the log. Click the "View Log..." button to see the log. (In Mac OS X, the log file can also be viewed directly or with the "Console" utility. It is found in /Library/Logs/PowerKey.log.)

    Tip: When using monoLog, you can also use it to notify you when important activity occurs. See the monoLog user manual for more information.

Start up after a power failure

    If this box is checked, the Kick-off! unit will send the keyboard startup signal to the computer whenever power is restored after a power failure. It also features a delay before turning on the computer's outlet, to make sure power is fully restored before startup.

    This feature is similar to the "automatically restart after a power failure" setting in the Energy Saver control panel, with the following enhancements:

    This feature includes a configurable delay, to make sure power is fully restored before starting up the computer.
    On computers which feature keyboard startup, this feature will start up a computer that was turned off when power failed. This allows use with UPSes which can shut their computer down when power fails. See "System requirements" in About Kick-off! for more information.

Periodically restart the system

    If this box is checked, Kick-off! will automatically restart the system at the same time of day on any day(s) of the week you specify.

    As with application crashes, Kick-off! will first attempt to initiate a Finder restart, and the Finder will attempt to quit all open applications. If an application fails to quit, Kick-off! will resort to low-level and hard restarts as necessary. (See How Kick-off! works for more information.)

    Tip: Some applications suffer from slow "memory leaks" or fragmentation of memory. Over time these can accumulate and reduce the performance and stability of your server. Periodically restarting your computer during times of low usage can reduce the chance of a crash occurring during times of high usage.

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