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XP Desktop Logoff Shortcut Help

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by eviljohn2, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. eviljohn2

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    My parents have just bought a new computer with Windows Xperimental Prototype and I'm a bit lost in the customising stakes.

    On my Win98 machine I have desktop shortcuts to turn the computer off and exit to MSDOS. What I want to do is have a desktop shortcut on the new XP machine which logs the user off without having to go through all of the usual "Are you Sure" hassle.

    Plus I don't like pressing the Start button to turn the machine off. Any ideas? :)
     
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    Is THAT what XP stands for? :eek:
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    The Microsoft Windows XPerience
     
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    For anyone else that wants to do this, right click on your desktop and select New > Shortcut, then add shutdown -s -t xx into the location prompt that pops up (where 'xx' is the time delay you want before shutdown - enter 01 for immediate shutdown). You'll also need to enter a display name for the shortcut.

    Once you've done that, right click on the new icon and select Properties > Change Icon and pick one of your choice :)

    K.
     
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    Just to add to Kelvins helpful post (which is more or less what I did), you don't need to have the countdown if you don't want (it defeats the purpose of what I was trying to achieve) and by adding the switch of -l instead of -s then it will just log the user off and return to the welcome menu with no questions asked. :)
     
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    don't use the shutdown command for remotely shutting down other peoples computers at work though.... that would be VERY naughty indeed... :devil: :rotfl:
     
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    But you could set a timer warning them that their computer will irrepairably shutdown in 10 minutes time unless they can find the secret way to stop it. :rotfl:
     
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    I have never, and never will, use that method to exact a terrible revenge on somebody who complains a bit too much.....

    "Anti-Porn Sentry is now shutting down your PC - please contact the HR Dept immediately"

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