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    Default Close (WIN XP 5.1 SP1)

    START/TurnOffComputer
    It defaults to StandBy

    How can I set it to default to Turn Off?

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    Re: Default Close (WIN XP 5.1 SP1)

    After selecting 'Turn Off Computer' from start menu, you are not getting a box with the options 'Stand By', 'Turn Off', & 'Restart'?

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    Re: Default Close (WIN XP 5.1 SP1)

    If you turn off using the Welcome Screen in Control Panel, Users, Change the way users logon..... you should get a pick-list screen like the attachment. Mine defaults to whichever choice I used the last time.
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    Re: Default Close (WIN XP 5.1 SP1)

    On my XP Home system, with the Welcome screen and fast user switching both ON, I get the following selections after "Start/Turn Off Computer". If the Welcome screen is OFF (kills FUS too), then the behaviour is same as for Al.
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    Re: Default Close (WIN XP 5.1 SP1)

    I get the screen that TimOz gets.
    I have the mouse set to point to the default button, which in this case is Stand By.
    I would like the mouse the point to Turn Off.

    OK - so I'm lazy and don't want to have to move my mouse 2 inches.... <img src=/S/snail.gif border=0 alt=snail width=21 height=17>

    Thanks for your replies!!
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    Re: Default Close (WIN XP 5.1 SP1)

    You need to have a little heart-to-heart talk with that smart aleck mouse, Michael <img src=/S/mice.gif border=0 alt=mice width=50 height=25>

    Seriously, I looked through the registry but can't find where Windows is hiding that default. I searched for all three choices and all I can find are tips and such.

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    Re: Default Close (WIN XP 5.1 SP1)

    You could try pressing the "u" key. Yes - it's another key-press, but your two posts above equate to about 300 Turn-Offs <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> .

    Or you could check out JSI Tip #079 - but it may be NT4/W2K only.

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    Re: Default Close (WIN XP 5.1 SP1)

    Thanks guys !!
    I'm gonna check out the registry tip and see what it does.

    Michael

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    Re: Default Close (WIN XP 5.1 SP1)

    How to switch between shut down dialogs:

    Start | Control Panel | User Accounts | Change te way users log on or off | check or uncheck "Use the Welcome screen".

    Keyboard shortcut for Welcome Screen- type shutdown dialog (as Tim Oz's):
    Windows key - Up arrow key - Enter - Alt+u - Enter

    Keyboard shortcut for NT - type shutdown dialog (as Big Al's):
    Windows key - Up arrow key - Enter - Shift+s - Enter
    This type of shutdown dialog "remembers" your last choice - you don't need to press Shift+s if already selected.

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    Re: Default Close (WIN XP 5.1 SP1)

    Unless the Start Menu has an option beginning with the letter 'U', you should be able to start the sequence off with just:
    Windows Key > U >
    (as attached pic - or is that just a Pro option?)

    What about Ctrl_Alt_Del > S
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    (or is that just a Pro option?)
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    Re: Default Close (WIN XP 5.1 SP1)

    I admire that <img src=/S/bow.gif border=0 alt=bow width=15 height=15> - sometimes it takes serious effort to save a mouseclick or keypress. If you're truly lazy you could use something like <!post=AutoIt,210502>AutoIt<!/post> to automate the whole shutdown. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="blue">TimOz</font>
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