I’ve been using GW for a while now and I really love it so far, but it has a bad time with its rules piling up.
This isn’t actually an active problem. There aren’t any inherent side-effects, but I use CCleaner to clean my system and by now any time I run it it removes over 800 registry entries and all of them are GW rules.
I don’t know if those are all the rules within my GW or if there’s some kind of a “bleeding” bug that makes GW create duplicate registry entries, but even if it’s safe it might make managing rules hard when the random installers and old versions of apps just pile up.
So I’d like to bring up the idea to add a garbage collection function where GW could scan its rules and filter them by things like “file missing” or “inactive since insert number days” and give the option to remove selected apps from that list en masse.
I’m an IT guy so I can imagine that this might be a resource hungry process if there are a lot of rules especially when they pile up like mine, but that’s why I’d prefer this to be a manual tool where we could set our own parameters and not have to wade through the unsorted AND poorly tagged(no “last active date” info for inactive apps) list deleting things one by one getting prompted with “Are you sure?” messages all the time.
This was just my first idea and while I was writing it I realized that it would work better as an option to add a new list(OR just re-work the current list to enable things like this) that could be sorted/filtered by all kinds of variables(missing, last used, name, folder, publisher, etc.) and let people perform actions on selected ones in groups, but if I could get a dedicated garbage collection option I’d already be happy.