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how to log off if mouse freezes?

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  1. bromhouse

    bromhouse Thread Starter

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    My microsoft mouse sometimes freezes - is there a way to log off using the keyboard only?
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    If your system is set to a usual default for a desktop, a single quick press of the power button does a full and normal shutdown.

    A 5 second press does a forced power down.

    laptops may differ and it may not be the same, however we are unsure of what your system is?
     
  3. bromhouse

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    Thanks Kiwiguy - that works! They didn't tell me about that when I was growing up! (60 years ago!)
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    That's probably because you are "over the ditch", we keep all the good stuff on our side...
     
  5. bromhouse

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    I figured that when the Allblacks came last week! (Altho I think that we got a bit lucky!)
     
  6. kiwiguy

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    You only win on the day if they open up the prisons to let enough people out...
    Also the ACCC force us to throw a match now and then, otherwise they consider we have a monopoly.
     
  7. lavazza

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    As it's a microsoft mouse, I assume your on Windoze

    If so, and your keyboard is less than 4 or so years, then down by the left Alt key you probably have a 'Windows' key, which - for want of a better symbol here - I'll label ‰

    To close Applications:
    Alt + F, X

    Hold down the Alt key and type F (takes you to the File menu) and then (still holding the Alt key down) press the X key (for Exit)


    To close Windows Explorer windows:
    Alt + F, C

    Hold down the Alt key and type F (takes you to the File menu) and then (still holding the Alt key down) press the C key (for Close)


    To Shut Down:
    ‰,↑, Enter, Enter

    Windows key, then the up arrow (usually on the right side of a keyboard) (to the words 'Shut Down') then Enter and then Enter again

    Good Night Bill!
     
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