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Windows 7: Shut down dialog box

19 Oct 2011   #1
absorba

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Shut down dialog box

Hello everyone.

This question has been asked one time before, but i'd like to really make a request to everyone who knows some more about the registry, resource hacker etc.

In Windows XP, there was a setting where you could choose to have a dialog box appear when you clicked the shut down button. In Windows 7, this dialog box can be opened when you have all windows minimized and then press alt+f4. There you have a drop-down menu where you can choose shut down, restart etc. In XP, I think it was enabled when you disabled the welcome screen.
How can you make the shut down button in Windows 7 behave the same way?

I'm sure there has to be some coding for what the shut down button does somwhere in the registry/using resource hacker.
Apparently the command for bringing up this dialog box is taskkill.exe /IM explorer.exe.

Any ideas?


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19 Oct 2011   #2
Kari

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Hello Absorba, welcome to the Seven Forums.

I do not think this is possible. Why not, instead of clicking Shut Down button, click the small arrowhead next to it? There you have all possible options.

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Kari


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19 Oct 2011   #3
kado897

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Classic Shell can give you this and other XP things you may be missing. Welcome to Classic Shell
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19 Oct 2011   #4
absorba

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Kari:
Thanks! Yes, although i'm looking for a way to really get this dialog box to open.

kado897:
I have Classic shell and to my knowledge there isn't an option to do this with that software?


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19 Oct 2011   #5
kado897

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Is this what you mean.

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It is called shutdown box and is the default with classic shell.


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19 Oct 2011   #6
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Would this help?
Shut Down Windows Shortcut
Jerry
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19 Oct 2011   #7
absorba

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

kado897:
Oh right, you get that when you use one of Classic shells start menus. I don't though

Bongo:
Yes I saw that as well, but it's really the implementation to the Shut down button I'm looking for.
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19 Oct 2011   #8
kado897

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Fair enough but I don't think you can do it in Windows 7 natively.
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