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Windows 7: Add Shutdown to lock screen?

23 Aug 2009   #1
genesis7

Windows 7 RC; Build 7100
 
 
Add Shutdown to lock screen?

anyone know how to do this, as it be a lot easier to have the shutdown menu there also and not having to click switch user


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23 Aug 2009   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Press Windows Logo key+L to lock your computer. Now press the Switch User button. Now look at the bottom right side, there you go.
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23 Aug 2009   #3
genesis7

Windows 7 RC; Build 7100
 
 

i know that but i want to know it you could add it to the lock screen so i would have to click switch user
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23 Aug 2009   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Sorry genesis, that's the only option i m aware of.
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23 Aug 2009   #5
genesis7

Windows 7 RC; Build 7100
 
 

is there some kind of registry hack any1 knows of
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25 Aug 2009   #6
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Are you referring to the Power Button next to the arrow for the Shutdown Menu?
If so, right click on it and select Properties, then set the Power Button to "Switch User" in the dropdown box.
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07 Nov 2010   #7
leipricon

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

More than 1 year and no solution posted.

This thing is driving me nuts! With XP I used to leave my computer locked and when I had to leave my house, I would just press the power button on the PC case - without touching the mouse/keyboard and without even looking at the screen - to quickly turn my computer off.
Now every time I want to turn my computer off I have to turn on the screen and click with my mouse on the "switch user" button. If I don't do that, the power button on my PC case does nothing.
This is a major annoyance! I want to be able to press the power button while the computer is locked to quickly turn it off (or make it go to sleep mode or whatever is set in power options). I hate the hassle of having to click on extra buttons on the screen.
Please somebody post a solution if there is any.
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07 Nov 2010   #8
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The action of the power button on the case is set by the BIOS. This can be instant off or delay 4 seconds. In the case of the latter, you need to keep the button pressed for 4 seconds in order to power down your system.

You should realise that this is not the recommended way to shutdown your system, and should only be used when you have a crash resulting in a non-responding system. Overuse of this method can lead to file corruption.
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07 Nov 2010   #9
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
The action of the power button on the case is set by the BIOS. This can be instant off or delay 4 seconds. In the case of the latter, you need to keep the button pressed for 4 seconds in order to power down your system.

You should realise that this is not the recommended way to shutdown your system, and should only be used when you have a crash resulting in a non-responding system. Overuse of this method can lead to file corruption.
A side from that in windows XP you can set the option as to what happens when you press the power button while windows is running. I know what he's talking about, on my windows XP pc I can momentarily press the power button on my case and windows will shut down gracefully just as it does if you go though the sart menu. I've never tried it on my windows 7 PC, I have a shortcut on my desktop that shuts down windows with one mouse click.
It looks like you have the same option in windows 7
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07 Nov 2010   #10
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

leipricon, I see what you mean. If I lock my desktop nothing happens if you press the power button and you have to click the switch user button to get to the on screen shut down button. I don't see an easy way around it either. I almost never lock my desktop so its not a big deal for me. Sorry I couldn't help.
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