Shut-down alternatives?

  Diemmess 10:49 09 Feb 2008
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I have a desktop and a laptop, both running XP Pro SP2 and updated.
Both have similar specs but the laptop is almost new.

When closing down the desktop I can do it with three keystrokes - the "Windows key" followed by "u" which takes me to a 3 button screen where typing "u" again completes the closedown.

Same procedure on the laptop after "Windows" and "u" takes me to a dropdown with the same alternatives, but a need to select which alternative.... and then "OK"

How can I configure the laptop to have the same shortcut as the desktop?

  Joe R 10:53 09 Feb 2008

Diemmess,

this will allow you to shut down with one click.

Desktop Shutdown Icon
Right click on the desktop
Click [New] [Shortcut] to open the Create Shortcut Wizard
Type [shutdown -s -t 00] without the brackets.
Click [Next] and type a descriptive name of your choosing for the shortcut
Click [Finish]


click [Properties] and select the [Shortcut] tab. Click [Change Icon] and select from the icons that are displayed.

Desktop Reboot Icon
Right click on the desktop
Click [New] [Shortcut] to open the Create Shortcut Wizard
Type [shutdown -r -t 00] without the brackets.
Click [Next] and type a descriptive name of your choosing for the shortcut
Click [Finish]

Add a bit of class to the shortcut by assigning it a custom icon. Right click the shortcut,
click [Properties] and select the [Shortcut] tab. Click [Change Icon] and select from the icons that are displayed.

  Diemmess 11:30 09 Feb 2008

It works fine.

May be academic, but (anybody?), why should the laptop have what to me is an oldfashioned dropdown menu at the last, while the desktop has the colour buttons, and both computers have the same OS?

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