Tips'n'Tricks for Win XP


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slip

Okay, heres mine --->

To lock win xp, press Windows key + L

**OR**

create a shortcut to-->

%windir%System32rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

and u can assign a hotkey to it that way...

anyone else have good tips or tricks?

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me101

This tip, the LockWorkstation actually has been around since Win2k, and If memory serves me, actually works in NT4.

Nice to get a reminder thou :)

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Malechai

To turn off your computer, click Start, Turn off computer, Turn off. :D :D :D

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mortensen

To access Remote Assistance use this shortcut:

%SYSTEMROOT%system32rcimlby.exe -LaunchRA

:D

-mortensenj

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Watermoss

any tips for shutting down quickly?

In Win 9x I had mastered pressing windows key, up, return, return very quickly to shut down...

Colin

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af4
Originally posted by colinstevens  

any tips for shutting down quickly?

In Win 9x I had mastered pressing windows key, up, return, return very quickly to shut down...

Colin

LOL - same here :) - until I got a keyboard with standby ;) (win2k - don't need to shutdown unless I crash...shhhaaayeah right! =) winxp takes me straight to users...which I need having another user on this comp.)
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af4

I know it's just as easy to ctrl-alt-del or right click task bar > task manager...but I made a shortcut to taskmgr from hd:windowssystem32 and put that sucker right in my quick launch

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mortensen

The way I shut down now on WinXP is to press the off button! LOL... unless you have a REALLY old / crappy case then the button will likey be a contact switch [not a physical power switch] and therefore WinXP catches that and shuts down. Lovely new way of shutting down... press the power button.

:D:D:D:D:D:D

-mortensenj

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Krome

The most efective way to shut down power is call the electricity company and tell them to do an emergency shut down...

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Originally posted by colinstevens  

any tips for shutting down quickly?

In Win 9x I had mastered pressing windows key, up, return, return very quickly to shut down...

Colin

Pull the cord... ;)

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mortensen
Originally posted by Krome  

The most efective way to shut down power is call the electricity company and tell them to do an emergency shut down...

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

HAHAHAHAHA

Yeah, cool!

-mortensenj

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Watermoss

Thanks mortensenj, with all the new tricks and toys in XP to make things simpler and easier to use, I had somehow forgotten all about my 'good old' Power Button!

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