how to log off if mouse freezes?

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

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Thanks Kiwiguy - that works! They didn't tell me about that when I was growing up! (60 years ago!)
 
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That's probably because you are "over the ditch", we keep all the good stuff on our side...
 

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I figured that when the Allblacks came last week! (Altho I think that we got a bit lucky!)
 
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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.
 
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bromhouse said:
My microsoft mouse sometimes freezes - is there a way to log off using the keyboard only?
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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