Computer shut down from the start button

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bob, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    I've reverted to using the classic start menu to avoid accidentally hitting
    the sleep or lock button which by default appear when the start button is
    pressed. Is there a way to change the default visible buttons to say restart
    and shutdown? Just too easy in my house to put the computer into sleep (
    which we never use anyway). I know in XP there were tweaks to hide some of
    the options....such as log off but the new standard menu is trouble for
    someone who does not pay attention to what they are clicking and too lazy to
    go through the series of clicks to get to the "shutdown" or "restart"
    buttons. With the classic menu at least the options are labeled removing the
    guesswork as to what to select.
    Thanks,
    Bob
     
    Bob, Feb 21, 2007
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    Dennis Pack Guest

    Bob:
    In advanced power management the sleep button can be changed to shut
    down. I don't know a way to change the lock button. Have a great day.
     
    Dennis Pack, Feb 21, 2007
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  3. Why not just place 2 shortcuts on your desktop, one for Restart and one for
    Shutdown.

    Create a new shortcut on your desktop. Browse to
    C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe

    After it has been created, rename it Restart Computer. Then go to the
    shortcut's properties and paste "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /r /t 002"
    in the target line. This will restart the computer after 2 seconds.

    Create a 2nd new shortcut for shutdown.exe. Place
    "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 002" in the target line. This will
    shutdown the computer after 2 seconds.

    In the above examples DO NOT include the quotation marks on the target line.

    Now when you want to either shutdown or restart, just double click on the
    appropriate icon.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Feb 21, 2007
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  4. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Thanks for the reply Dennis. I'm sure that somewhere down the line someone
    will find a way to change the lock button. It would be real nice if it could
    be changed to "restart", that would give me the only 2 options that we ever
    use- shutdown and restart.
    Bob
     
    Bob, Feb 21, 2007
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  5. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Perfect Richard!
    Thanks for a simple solution to my only quibble ( so far) with Vista!
    Bob
     
    Bob, Feb 21, 2007
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  6. 98% of what I do I perform either from the desktop or from the Quick Launch
    tool bar.

    I haven't "touched" the start button in 8-9 days now. (-:

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Feb 21, 2007
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