"Switch User" vs. "Lock Screen" keyboard shortcut?


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Yousuf Khan

Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?

Yousuf Khan
 
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Yousuf Khan

Use Ctrl+Alt+Del and you will be offered a menu which will include
switching users. You can also use Alt+F4 and you will be offered a drop
down menu.
Not exactly what I was thinking of, as I wanted to avoid using the mouse
completely, but I'll give it a try.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Death

Alias said:
Windows 7 is very mouse oriented in comparison to XP. If you want
keyboard action for these types of things, download the DVD here:
http://www.linuxmint.com/ It's free.
You'll still have to pick Windows 7 from the grub menu, so how that
would help, I have no idear.
 
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Death

Alias said:
I don't let Grub get its grubby hands on my Windows install even though
I have a dual boot with Windows. I use BSP to choose what hard drive to
boot from. If Mint should come up with a Grub update or a kernel update,
I power down and disconnect the Windows hard drive.
Just make sure when you install, to put grub on the same device as
/root.
My laptop is that way.
Linux is on a usb drive.
When not plugged in, Windows boots from the internal HDD.
When the linux drive is pluged in, grub list Windows as a boot
option,and any grub update is only written to the usb drive.

How it would help is if he does the above or removes 7 in favor of Mint.
You think he's insane?
 
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Death

Alias said:
No, it isn't.
Yes it is, retard.
Just because you don't understand sda from sdb doesn't mean I dont.
Grub doesn't appear for me unless I hit Esc and even then it won't show
Windows as an option as I disconnected the Windows drive before
installing Mint.


No, of course not. You're insane.
Cause I use MInt?
Then so are you.
 
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Bob I

Not exactly what I was thinking of, as I wanted to avoid using the mouse
completely, but I'll give it a try.

Yousuf Khan
Mouse? CTRL+ALT+DEL, Down Arrow, Enter.

OR Alt+F4, Up Arrow, Enter

Don't need no steeenking mouse!! ;-)
 
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Yousuf Khan

Windows 7 is very mouse oriented in comparison to XP. If you want
keyboard action for these types of things, download the DVD here:
http://www.linuxmint.com/ It's free.
No thanks, you don't have to advocate for Linux with me, I'm already
using Ubuntu. But that's a Linux and this is Windows, each has its own
set of problems and no need to confuse them.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Yousuf Khan

You don't need to use a mouse at all. Do Alt+F4, then use your keyboard
arrows to navigate to desired setting, then use enter on selected command.
Uh, maybe I'll modify what I just said, I wanted to avoid the mouse
*and* use a single keyboard combo, like before.

Besides, the Alt-F4 method won't work if you're sitting in anything
other than the empty desktop. If you're sitting in some application,
you'd close that application. So you'd have to click on the desktop with
the mouse anyways.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Yousuf Khan

Mouse? CTRL+ALT+DEL, Down Arrow, Enter.

OR Alt+F4, Up Arrow, Enter

Don't need no steeenking mouse!! ;-)
Is there any kind of way of doing user-defined shortcut keys, where you
could record a macro for example, that can be executed with one keystroke?

Yousuf Khan
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Uh, maybe I'll modify what I just said, I wanted to avoid the mouse
*and* use a single keyboard combo, like before.

Besides, the Alt-F4 method won't work if you're sitting in anything
other than the empty desktop. If you're sitting in some application,
you'd close that application. So you'd have to click on the desktop with
the mouse anyways.

Yousuf Khan
Or use Alt-Tab.
 
C

Char Jackson

Is there any kind of way of doing user-defined shortcut keys, where you
could record a macro for example, that can be executed with one keystroke?

Yousuf Khan
I've seen a good handful of macro recorders over the years, some free.
As I recall, they can record input from the keyboard, mouse, or both,
and then you'd assign a hotkey to the recorded macro.
 
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Char Jackson

Or use Alt-Tab.
Does that get you to the desktop in Win 7? In previous versions of
Windows, Alt-Tab only cycles through the open application windows.
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Yousuf.

Am I missing something here? Why not just press Start, <Left>, <Left>,
<Down>?

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3002.0810)) in Win7 Ultimate x64


"Yousuf Khan" wrote in message
Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?

Yousuf Khan
 
C

Char Jackson

Hi, Yousuf.

Am I missing something here? Why not just press Start, <Left>, <Left>,
<Down>?

RC
Maybe his keyboard is like mine; i.e., missing the Start key? :)
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

Does that get you to the desktop in Win 7? In previous versions of
Windows, Alt-Tab only cycles through the open application windows.
You caught me :)

I had lost touch with the subject of the thread. Thanks for correcting
me.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Maybe his keyboard is like mine; i.e., missing the Start key? :)
I think (as do you, I bet) he means Flag, right, right, up, ... (or even
Windows key, right, right, w).

"Flag" is my little joke for the Windows key.
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

Gene E. Bloch said:
I think (as do you, I bet) he means Flag, right, right, up, ... (or
even
Windows key, right, right, w).

"Flag" is my little joke for the Windows key.
And even if the keyboard has no "flag", Control+Escape works a treat.

--
Zaphod

Arthur Dent, speaking to Trillian about Zaphod:
"So, two heads is what does it for a girl?"
"...Anything else he's got two of?"
 
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Char Jackson

I think (as do you, I bet) he means Flag, right, right, up, ... (or even
Windows key, right, right, w).

"Flag" is my little joke for the Windows key.
We have an awesome office surplus store here, and in 2001 I picked up
11 IBM keyboards for $8. Vintage early 90's, I'm guessing. These are
the heavy suckers that weigh about 5 pounds and the keys really let
you know that you're typing. No Windows keys anywhere, but of course
the Ctrl-Esc shortcut works to bring up the Start menu.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

We have an awesome office surplus store here, and in 2001 I picked up
11 IBM keyboards for $8. Vintage early 90's, I'm guessing. These are
the heavy suckers that weigh about 5 pounds and the keys really let
you know that you're typing. No Windows keys anywhere, but of course
the Ctrl-Esc shortcut works to bring up the Start menu.
Ah - the days of wooden ships, iron men, and IBM keyboards.
 
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Bob I

Is there any kind of way of doing user-defined shortcut keys, where you
could record a macro for example, that can be executed with one keystroke?

Yousuf Khan
Grab a copy of AutoIt from the authors site. Free but he accepts donations.
 

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