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Windows 7: Can I Make The Shutdown Button ASK to shut down?

21 Jun 2009   #1
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Can I Make The Shutdown Button ASK to shut down?

If I press the shutdown button, windows 7 shuts down. Great, fine... only not really.

If I accidently press the button, it shuts down.

Can I make it ASK if I really want to shut down? That was something I liked about XP. You got to confirm that you meant to press that button if you pressed it. I pressed it and the windows 7 one several times. Very annoyign on the windows 7 end. Can't seem to stop the shutdown process once you press it.


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21 Jun 2009   #2
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

How would you accidentally press the button if you have to open start menu, then move your mouse at the bottom right corner.
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21 Jun 2009   #3
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

just change it to something else, like lock, to prevent accidents. [taskbar properties-> start menu]
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21 Jun 2009   #4
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

You'd be amazed at how you can miss and click on the damned thing.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by John Henry View Post
How would you accidentally press the button if you have to open start menu, then move your mouse at the bottom right corner.
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21 Jun 2009   #5
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Possible, but also reduces the effectiveness of the button. Instead of a nice big button you have to cilck on the tiny arrow button next to it. Not good for in a hurry.


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just change it to something else, like lock, to prevent accidents. [taskbar properties-> start menu]
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21 Jun 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10130
 
 

Hello Tannim,

You could also create a shutdown shortcut that has a time delay for how long you want so that you could use an abort shortcut if needed to abort the shutdown within the delay time that you specify.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Jun 2009   #7
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Change the Power button to Lock

LOL, Brink beat me to this!
But here's yet another option for you...

I'd just change the button to Lock.
When you do this all it does it close to the desktop like fast user switching so you can recover back to full operations in just a second without loosing any work or documents you might have up & running!

Rightclick the Power button, then click Properties, then click the pulldown menu arrow & choose Lock, then click apply.

Then when you want to shut down the computer do it on the computer itself & use the powerbutton on the case or tower.


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15 Jul 2009   #8
Antman

 

I just found it, quite by accident.

taskkill /im explorer.exe

will bring up the old school shut down menu - Legacy Shutdown Dialog

I am exploring how to actually use this on the start menu
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15 Jul 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10130
 
 

Nice reminder Antman. You can also press Alt+F4 from the desktop for this as well.
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15 Jul 2009   #10
DJG

 

I once worked on an Olivetti A7 computer, sort of a desk shaped thing with a big keyboard, and the power shutdown was a one-inch square button right next to the Return key ...
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