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    Can anyone tell me how (in Win 7) to exit and shut down without using the mouse?

    For years in windows XP, I have simply typed Windows (key), then u, then u to shut down. 3 key strokes. quite fast.

    Signed . . . no mouse lover me . . . or track pad

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    Have you tried
    Alt+F4 then after a brief while I am presented with a window asking something like
    "What do you want to do now?" with the Shut Down option selected and
    I press "Enter"

    Does that count as two or three key strokes?
    Cheers

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    Shutdown.exe is located in the System32 directory. You could create a shortcut on your desktop (right click on file) and then drag it to the Quick Launch area of your taskbar.
    Here is a complete list of Win7 shortcuts:
    http://www.blogsdna.com/2023/windows...tcuts-list.htm

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    Howdy! I have two shortcuts on my desktop for restarting and shutting down my computer. I leave them on the desktop because that requires TWO clicks. You could pin them to the taskbar, but a single accidental click at the wrong time could prove disasterous (don't ask me how I know this ).

    For Desktop Shutdown and Restart Shortcuts, create new shortcuts and paste the commands listed below.


    Shutdown:

    %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 01


    Restart:

    %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -r -t 01

    Then change the icons to those in the attached zip file or other icons of your choosing.

    Hope this helps!

    C Ya, Ron[attachment=87178:Icons.zip]
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    Try Windows Key, right arrow, Enter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Clancy View Post
    Have you tried Alt+F4 then after a brief . . .
    Well, if you have an app (or more) open, the Alt+F4 will simply close the active app.

    Okay! I worked on it last night, and I find the following suits me:

    Windows key, tab key, tab key, <enter>

    Four key strokes, practically three cause tab,tab is so fast.

    Thanx to those who replied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pc Dad View Post
    Try Windows Key, right arrow, Enter
    YEP!! That's the way. Tis better than mine. Thanks

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    Well, first off, you need to make a Desktop shortcut to shutdown.exe.

    Here's the "Quick Shutdown" shortcut that works great for Vista and Win-7.
    Just copy and paste this line into a desktop shortcut and you're almost done.

    %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f

    Then in the shortcut's Properties you need to set up a Keyboard shortcut.
    Pick a key combination that's not used for some other purpose.
    Finis!

    I use the desktop Quick Shutdown shortcut exclusively to shut down my
    own PC and I share it with all my friends and customers. They love it!
    One click + eight seconds and the PC is OFF!

    Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

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