disable lock button beside power button?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by george1, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. george1

    george1 Guest

    Is there a way in Vista to disable the lock button? My grandmother keeps
    hitting it instead of the power button to shut down and is getting a bit
    frustrated with it and herself. If I can disable or change the button tho
    also be a power-off button it would make it much easier on both of us.

    Thanks
     
    george1, Jun 12, 2007
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  2. george1

    Larry Maturo Guest

    Hi George1,

    There is a tool for Vista called TweakVI. It's a pay for tool, but has a fee
    subset
    available. The free version places large icons on your desktop for for
    hibernate,
    power, etc. Much easier to use than the start menu version.

    -- Larry Maturo
     
    Larry Maturo, Jun 12, 2007
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  3. George

    There is no way to do this in Vista.

    You can workaround this by creating a shortcut on the Desktop to shut down
    the computer.

    Right click the Desktop and select New/Shortcut.

    In the first dialog type: shutdown.exe /s /t 005

    Click Next and name the shortcut SHUTDOWN COMPUTER. Click the Finish
    button. When she double clicks this file, the computer will shut down after
    a 5 second delay.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Jun 12, 2007
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