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Windows 7: Small discoveries

08 Jan 2011   #11
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

To number one you could also do this: WIN KEY + D then ALT + F4 will bring up a dialog which will give you those options to shutdown, restart, etc.


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08 Jan 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
To number one you could also do this: WIN KEY + D then ALT + F4 will bring up a dialog which will give you those options to shutdown, restart, etc.
That is neat too. Thank you for sharing. The one thing I wonder though is if I can get to "Restart" when the cursor is frozen - my default is set to sleep.


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08 Jan 2011   #13
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can't do that with the arrows (up and down),or Tab button?
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08 Jan 2011   #14
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That is neat too. Thank you for sharing. The one thing I wonder though is if I can get to "Restart" when the cursor is frozen - my default is set to sleep.
You would have to change your default power button to restart using this tutorial:
Power Button - Start Menu

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08 Jan 2011   #15
Cato

 

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Since I never read any manuals, I am often not aware of the small tricks of the trade. I just discovered a couple of small tricks - that most of you probably know. LOL - But for those who don't know,I like to share them.

1. When the system freezes and you cannot move the cursor, I used to hit the power-off button and then restart the system. The little trick is to press the Start button on the keyboard and navigate with the right arrow key to where the picture shows:



As you can see, there is always one letter underlined for the various actions in the pop-up window - e.g. "R" for Restart. Just hit that letter and the action will be performed.

2. If you open a window and it is not maximized, grab the window at the top blue frame and bump it against the top of the screen. It will automatically maximize.
Something else, of a lot of things, I didn't know. Good job!
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