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Windows 7: Questions - Desktop button, Ctrl+alt+del

30 Sep 2009   #1
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Questions - Desktop button, Ctrl+alt+del

Is there a way to change the ctrl+alt+del shortcut to go to Task Manager, I can't get used to ctrl+shift+esc.

Is there a way to remove the desktop button on the far right of the taskbar, I have a button on quick launch so it's useless to me.


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30 Sep 2009   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

No, and No. Simple enough answer I suppose...
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04 Oct 2009   #3
Hopco

Vista 64/Win 7 64/XP 32
 
 

As logicearth said NO . . . BUT one can Place a shortcut to C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe on the Desktop or Taskbar.

Task Manager - Create Elevated Shortcut
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04 Oct 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

As for the first part of the question the answer is maybe there are a lot of keyboard mapping / remapping applications out there in webland :) - A quick search myself found a couple of items that were vista compatible so should work with Windows 7.
The majority of these are commercial software but I believe a little more arduous searching could find a working freeware alternative.

As for the second question there is as yet no known option to disable the aero peek button only the aero peek function which of course is not available with a taskbar alternative To be honest the best overall functionality here would be gained by removing the taskbar icon and learning to use the built in feature
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04 Oct 2009   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

To actually change CTRL+ALT+DELETE, one must install some driver the intercepts the combination of keys before the kernel gets it. Because the kernel makes sure only the WinLogon process gets the notification. This makes it impossible for any application to intercept (to disable, alter it, etc) the key stroke without heavily modifying the kernel.

Quick blurb from Wikipedia, written better then I ever could.
Control-Alt-Delete - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Windows NT is designed so that, unless security is already compromised in some other way, only the WinLogon process, a trusted system process, can receive notification of this keystroke combination. This is because the kernel remembers the Process ID of the WinLogon process, and allows only that process to receive the notification. This keystroke combination is thus called the Secure Attention Sequence. A user pressing Control-Alt-Delete can be sure that it is the operating system (specifically the WinLogon process), rather than a third party program, that is responding to the key combination, and that it is therefore safe to enter a password. It was chosen as the secure attention key in Windows (instead of, for example, the System Request key), because on the PC platform no program could reasonably expect to redefine this keystroke combination for its own purposes.
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