I am looking for a particular type of program. I use my computers in various "modes", like gaming, programming, just plain surfing, etc.
What I'd like to find is a program that can help me manage these modes.
For instance, while programming I might use SQL Server, but while gaming I don't want those services running, but perhaps I'd like Steam to run instead. Basically, the program type I'm looking for is a visual program that allow me to quickly switch modes, and when I do, the program would start and stop the necessary services and applications in order to leave one mode and enter another.
I've looked at the programs related to startup management, and I haven't found one that lets me do what I want.
At the moment I have batch files, but they're not very good at conveying problems or other things, I'd like a more visual program.