Re: hotkey for shutdown?

dear Harry,
hmm, if you are happy with it, you can just continue doing that, no one can 
stop you and no argument.

Regards,
Allan Wong
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "harry bates" <hdbates@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2006 09:43
Subject: Re: hotkey for shutdown?


I have had to press the power button on the computer and hold it in until it
shutdown on dozens of occasions, and no harm has come to my computer as a
result to this action.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Allan Wong" <allanwkf@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: hotkey for shutdown?


> no Daniel, press and hold down the power button for 4 second will force
> the computer shutdown not in proper manner and this is not
> advice to do un lest no others choice.
>
>
> Regards,
> Allan Wong
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, April 14, 2006 05:53
> Subject: Re: hotkey for shutdown?
>
>
> Stephen,
> I just went and looked at that combo box of possibilities for what you
> want
> to happen when you push the  power button while the machine is on.
>
> But, Stephen, shutting down is the ordinary default function to begin
> with.
> At least it certainly was with my computer, an ordinary Dell Dimension
> 3000
> running Win XP Home with SP 2.  Pushing and holding down the power button
> while the computer is running shuts it down for me, and did from the
> beginning.  am I to infer that your computer was set up differently at
> first?  If so, what happened when you pushed and held the power button
> while
> the computer was running?  Did it do one of those other options?
>
> thanks for explaining,
> Daniel
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Stephen Faill" <stephen.faill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 2:14 PM
> Subject: Re: hotkey for shutdown?
>
>
> Daniel
>
> Ok goto settings, control panel, power options.
>
> once in here goto the advanced tab and tab to when i press the power
> button
> and here you will have a combo box of 5 items that you can assign to the
> main power button on your machine.
>
> hth
>
> stephen
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 9:40 PM
> Subject: Re: hotkey for shutdown?
>
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm afraid I don't understand what you say, below, about the method you
>> figured out for yourself.  Going to the control panel, and a combo box,
>> and
>> having a button shut down?  i don't get it.  Could you try to rephrase
>> this?
>> Now you've made me really curious to find out this possibly helpful
>> workaround.  Also, by the way, I didn't know this had started with being
>> in
>> an emergency cituation because Jaws had stopped.
>> Daniel
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Stephen Faill" <stephen.faill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 9:36 AM
>> Subject: Re: hotkey for shutdown?
>>
>>
>> Daniel
>>
>> this thread was started by me and i had originally asked this question
>> because jaws had stopped talking.
>>
>> i found the most helpful reply to be going to power settings in the
>> control
>> panel and going to the advanced tab and using the combo box to have the
>> power button to shut down for me.
>>
>> hth
>>
>> stephen
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 3:50 PM
>> Subject: Re: hotkey for shutdown?
>>
>>
>>> Hi,
>>> I've been hesitating to ask this, because I'm afraid I may be missing
>>> something obvious, and I don't wish to be insulting if there's some sort
>>> of
>>> serious problem I don't know about that needs solving.  But I'll ask
>>> anyway,
>>> because I'm so curious after following this thread.  First of all, how
>>> could
>>> it be that people are skilled enough with their computers to be
>>> participating in a mailing list like this one, and yet don't know how to
>>> shut down their computers even in the standard manner?  I honestly don't
>>> understand that.  Aren't basic instructions provided when someone gets a
>>> computer?  You just exit your running applications and, now on the
>>> desktop,
>>> either put up the Start menu by pressing the left Start key, or the
>>> Windows
>>> key on the right, or Control Escape.  Then press U for the Shut Down
>>> command
>>> and then choose U from the dialogue that opens, unless you want to
>>> restart,
>>> which means pressing R or alt R, and so forth, just as the dialogue
>>> instructs you.  Or, as some folks have said, you can just exit your
>>> running
>>> applications so that you're just on the desktop, and then press the good
>>> old
>>> Alt F4 keystroke combo that's a nearly universal way to exit something
>>> in
>>> Windows, and then respond to that same dialogue with your choice as
>>> described above.
>>>
>>> either of these two methods takes far less time to execute than to
>>> describe,
>>> just a matter of a few seconds and a few keystrokes that become second
>>> nature without much effort.  So, I'm wondering, why especially does
>>> anyone
>>> need a hotkey for any of this?
>>>
>>> as I said above, this is a sincere question, not sarcastic.  Can anyone
>>> explain what inspired this thread so that I can get whatever it is that
>>> I'm
>>> missing, in case it's a window onto a new, critically efficient computer
>>> operation I might profit by learning?
>>>
>>> thanks,
>>> Daniel
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "harry bates" <hdbates@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 6:50 AM
>>> Subject: Re: hotkey for shutdown?
>>>
>>>
>>> Unfortunately, I deleted the message that gave the steps to shutdown the
>>> computer, but I do wish to say thanks for the one that said:
>>> If you have a windows xp system, this really works:
>>> press the windows key and then press the letter "u" twice to shutdown or
>>> windows key u and then r to restart.
>>> The shutdown command for a windows xp system is then:
>>> windows key,u,u to shutdown or
>>> windows key,u,r to restart.
>>> Thanks for providing this quicker and better way of doing the shutdown.
>>>
>>>
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