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Windows 7: Ctrl+Alt+Del Annoyance

30 Dec 2012   #11
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
The default action for CTRL + ALT + DEL on Windows XP is as told in Logiearth's and my posts.
Hi,

This canít be so. I have installed Windows XP more than 100 times, and after every fresh installation, before any personal configurations or customizations, Ctrl+Alt+Del simply ran the Task Manager, nothing else.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
With your Windows experience it should not be too hard to learn to use the default shortcut, although different than on XP?
Iím too stubborn. I am a creature of habit, and I have grown permanently accustomed to Ctrl+Alt+Del and its true default function: running the Windows Task Manager.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
you could start task manager and whilst it is open, right click the task manager icon on the taskbar and select pin to taskbar. no need for shortcuts or hotkeys default or otherwise.
Hi,

Yes, that is a good mouse shortcut. I have an AutoHotkey hotkey (or hotclick?) that runs the Task Manager by right and left clicking at the same time while the mouse is over TrayClockWClass1 (the clock on the taskbar). That is not sufficient, however, because when I am in "keyboard mode", it is too inconvenient to switch to "mouse mode" for one simple task. I guess Iíll just have to settle with my custom Ctrl+LWin+Del and Ctrl+Shift+Del hotkeys. Oh, how I will miss you, Ctrl+Alt+Del!


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30 Dec 2012   #12
Abouscent1961

Windows 7 Home 32 bit
 
 

Learning CTRL + SHIFT + ESC instead of CTRL + ALT + DEL has its benefits anyways. If you attempt to get to the Task Manager via CTRL + ALT + DEL within a virtual Windows installation (such as on a Mac), nothing will happen at all since, as logicearth correctly stated, CTRL + ALT + DEL can only be captured by Windows itself.
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30 Dec 2012   #13
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rand Marks View Post
This can’t be so. I have installed Windows XP more than 100 times, and after every fresh installation, before any personal configurations or customizations, Ctrl+Alt+Del simply ran the Task Manager, nothing else.
You've only used the consumer version of Windows XP and the default configuration based on those consumer versions. Besides, CTRL + SHIFT + ESC can be done with a single hand so much easier. Comfortable using the shortcut, thumb presses both SHIFT and CTRL while a finger extends and presses ESC, fits well when you keep your hands at standard typing placements.
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30 Dec 2012   #14
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rand Marks View Post
This canít be so. I have installed Windows XP more than 100 times, and after every fresh installation, before any personal configurations or customizations, Ctrl+Alt+Del simply ran the Task Manager, nothing else.
You've only used the consumer version of Windows XP and the default configuration based on those consumer versions. Besides, CTRL + SHIFT + ESC can be done with a single hand so much easier. Comfortable using the shortcut, thumb presses both SHIFT and CTRL while a finger extends and presses ESC, fits well when you keep your hands at standard typing placements.
Hi, logicearth,

The hand technique works well, but I refuse to allow myself to get used to such an unfamiliar practice. Iíll just stick with Ctrl+LWin+Del. Itís close enough, I suppose.
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30 Dec 2012   #15
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

...You should honestly get yourself used to it. Its the only keyboard shortcut in Windows NT that opens the Task Manager.
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30 Dec 2012   #16
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Seriously, I don't see the point for being stubborn for Task Manager shortcut when half of the Control Panel options are in different places and you have to learn them all as well or you'll be worthless as techsupport.
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30 Dec 2012   #17
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hi, guys,

I canít say I understand the problem. Why should I use Ctrl+Shit+Esc if I am more comfortable with Ctrl+LWin+Del?
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30 Dec 2012   #18
rusty post

W7 HOP 64
 
 



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01 Jan 2013   #19
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

besides, what is the LWIN key you talk about? is the one between left ctrl and alt? Ctrl+that key+Del does not open task manager on my machine, ctrl+shift+esc does.
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02 Jan 2013   #20
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
besides, what is the LWIN key you talk about? is the one between left ctrl and alt? Ctrl+that key+Del does not open task manager on my machine, ctrl+shift+esc does.
LWin = left Windows key

Itís an AutoHotkey hotkey.
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