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The Ribbon Bar - Quick Reference

The ribbon bar provides the main command interface in Smarty Uninstaller. The ribbon bar contains a series of tabs that contain commands. In Smarty Uninstaller, the main command tabs are Actions, Tools, Settings and Help. Each tab contains groups of related commands.

Most of the frequently used commands are located in the Actions tab. The commands on this tab are divided into five categories: Install, Uninstall, Groups, View and Information.

Snapshot Install
The Snapshot Install command allows you to monitor application setup and detect changes to your system, such as Windows registry changes and changes to files on your hard drive(s). These changes are saved to a special snapshot file. It allows you to perform a complete uninstall of the application without using the built-in uninstaller, which can leave leftovers in your system. Also, it allows you to review the detected changes at any time.

If Smarty Uninstaller was open when you installed new applications, use this command to refresh the list of installed applications.

Move Application
This command allows to move the application or game to the another drive without reinstalling. A Junction Point (like a shortcut) will be created in the original directory, do not modify or delete it. Click this button again to move application to the original location.

This is the recommended way to uninstall applications. The command starts built-in uninstaller to uninstall application in the usual way and then it uses Smart Scan Engine to check the system for program leftovers.

Force Uninstall
This command allows you to uninstall selected application without using built-in uninstaller. It uses Smart Scan Engine to detect the registry and file changes made by the selected application. When changes are detected it allows you to delete them from the system. Also, you can use this command to review the detected changes without performing the removal process.

Snapshot Uninstall
This command is enabled only if the selected application was installed with the help of Install Snapshot command. It allows uninstalling an application by using the previously created snapshot. Also, it can be used to view the detected file and registry entries and create a detailed HTML report.

For some applications, you will see a Change button available. You can use it to change an application's configuration by adding or removing certain options.

This can help to repair corrupted applications. It tells the application to inspect itself and replace damaged files with new ones. You may need to have the application’s original DVD or installation package. This command is available only for applications that support it.

Incomplete Uninstall
Sometimes the uninstall process may be interrupted in the middle, or may require you to restart the PC. This command allows you to resume this uninstall process and complete it by starting the Smart Scan Engine that will detect and delete program leftovers. The Incomplete Uninstalls button is visible only if an incomplete uninstall exists.

Create a new group
Groups allows to group together applications that share a common functionality to simplify the work with a list of installed applications. Grouped applications will be conveniently displayed under separate tabs for even easier access. Smarty Uninstaller includes predefined groups and allows adding more groups easily. This command is used to add the new group. All selected applications will be moved to the newly created group automatically.

Remove group
Use this command to remove group from Smarty Uninstaller. All applications belonging to the removed group will be moved to the default group.

Move to group
This command allows moving selected applications to appropriate group.

View – Icons
View commands allow choosing how applications are displayed in the list of installed applications. In Icons mode, each application appears as a full-sized icon with the application name and information to the right of it.

View – List
In List mode, each application appears on a separate line with further information arranged in columns. Every column can be freely resized. Columns can be reordered.

Advanced Details
This command will display a window with advanced information about selected application. Also, it gives the ability to view and edit registry entries located in the application uninstall key.

Search Online
This command uses your browser’s search engine to search for information about the selected application.

Copy to Clipboard
This command allows copying information about selected applications to the clipboard.

The Tools tab contains several tools that will help to create reports, backup and restore registry, create system restore points, manually add new entries to the installed applications list and other useful features.

Change icon
This command allows you to set your own icon for any application in the list.

Create Report
This command creates detailed report about installed applications. The report will be saved as an HTML file.

Backup System Settings
We highly recommend you to make backups of the system to be able restore the system in case of any problem. Use this command to create a system restore point or registry backup.

Restore Registry Backup
This command allows to restore last registry backup.

System Restore
Use this command to start the System Restore tool to restore the system to an earlier date.

Add application manually
This feature is useful if you have an application on your hard drive, but it's not listed in the installed applications list for some reason. For example, when an application was installed without the use of an installer, downloaded and unzipped to hard drive. Use this command to add an application to the uninstall list manually, by pointing Smarty Uninstaller to the application's executable file (.exe).

Delete from the List
This command allows you to delete the application entry from the installed applications list. It can be useful if the application was mistakenly added by using the Add Application manually command. Use this feature carefully, this will not remove the application from your system, it will simply prevent it from showing in the list of installed applications.

The Settings tab allows you to customize the look of Smarty Uninstaller, set user interface language and hide or show system applications in the installed applications list.

Windows Updates and System (hidden) components
Use these switches to show or hide Windows® updates and/or hidden components from the installed applications list.

Uninstall History
If enabled, Smarty Uninstaller will track the uninstalled applications.

Items to Exclude
Use this command to define and manage items that are not scanned by the smart scan engine. You can add folders or registry entries to the list of exclusions or remove them from the list.

Set Double Click Action
This command sets, what happens when you make a double click on an application icon in the installed applications list. It can be set to start uninstall process or to show advanced details.

Menu Style and Color
These commands allow to change the look of the user interface to one of the predefined themes.

Use this option to change the fonts of the ribbon menu and installed applications list.

Smarty Uninstaller allows to change the interface language on the fly without a need to restart the program.

The Help tab gives access to helpful information regarding Smarty Uninstaller and its use.

Help Topics
Use this command to open help file.

Web site
Click this button to open Smarty Uninstaller’s web page.

Contact us
Use this command to open a web page with contact form.

Check for Updates
Click the Check for Updates button to initiate a check for available updates.

The About dialog displays version, licensing, and copyright information for Smarty Uninstaller.

The Trial bar is visible only when you are using the trial version of Smarty Uninstaller. It displays the number of days remaining in the trial period. Additionally, it allows visiting the purchase page and installing the purchased license.

Go to Order Page
Click this button to visit the purchase page.

I have a License
This button allows installing purchased license file. See How to install a license file for more details.

How to install a license file
Shortly after purchasing a license you will receive a confirmation email with a license file attached. The license comes in a SmartyUninstaller.smlicense file.

Save it to any location on your hard drive and proceed with the following steps:
1. Locate your previously saved license file and double click to open it
2. This will start Smarty Uninstaller and About window will be displayed. If everything is fine, you should see your name under the version of Smarty Uninstaller

The alternate way to install the license file is to open Smarty Uninstaller and perform the following steps:
1. Click the Trial tab on the ribbon menu
2. Click “I have a License” button
3. Locate and select your license file and click Open button. The About window will open. You should see your name under the version of Smarty Uninstaller.