Just a little tip for taskmanager


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kirk jim

In vista like in Win2k and unlike XP, when you press alt-ctrl-del
then you get options, and only one of them is the task manager.

The correct key-combo would be now (for vista but works for win2k and xp as
well) ctrl-shift-esc to get the taskmanager up.

Of course you can also right click on the taskbar and select
taskmanager too.
 
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Dustin Harper

Great tip. Thanks!

I like the little shortcut keys, and am making a nice little list of
them. They really speed things up.
 
J

Justin

Unlike XP? What the heck are you talking about? Both key combos give me
the exact same windows in both W2K and XP as well as Vista.

Correct key-combo? As opposed to?
 
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Synapse Syndrome

Justin said:
Unlike XP? What the heck are you talking about? Both key combos give me
the exact same windows in both W2K and XP as well as Vista.

Correct key-combo? As opposed to?


In XP, Ctrl + Alt + Del used to bring up the Task Manager. In Win2000 and
Vista it brings up a selection of choices.

This is what he meant.

ss.
 
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Justin

Synapse Syndrome said:
In XP, Ctrl + Alt + Del used to bring up the Task Manager. In Win2000 and
Vista it brings up a selection of choices.

This is what he meant.

Not on a single XP machine I've ever used. Ctrl + Alt + Del brings up a
window with six options, LOCK COMPUTER, LOG OFF, SHUT DOWN, CHANGE PASSWORD,
TASK MANAGER and CANCEL.
 
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Synapse Syndrome

Justin said:
Not on a single XP machine I've ever used. Ctrl + Alt + Del brings up a
window with six options, LOCK COMPUTER, LOG OFF, SHUT DOWN, CHANGE
PASSWORD, TASK MANAGER and CANCEL.

You must be weird then.

ss.
 
K

kirk jim

No its a setting..

XP by default has it as I say.. alt ctrl del shows the task manager

So justin is right too but its strange how all of the xp machines
he has used has been configured like that....

what are the odds? Or perhaps he has only used one machine ever...

his! lol
 
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Justin

kirk jim said:
No its a setting..

XP by default has it as I say.. alt ctrl del shows the task manager

So justin is right too but its strange how all of the xp machines
he has used has been configured like that....

what are the odds? Or perhaps he has only used one machine ever...

his! lol

This is where your experience shines through. When you join an XP machine
to a domain the login behavior changes.

I was wondering what your response was going to be and it came out to be
very interesting. You claim this setting was changed based on my using a
single machine when this is domain behavior? Try again. Your blanket
statements are what get you into the most trouble.
 
J

Justin

LaRoux said:
I believe this is the behavior for XP machines joined to a Domain vs.
Workgroup.

:)

You can also perform this without joining a domain if you disable the
welcome screen.
 
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Daytona

When XP is on a domain, CTRL+ALT+DEL will bring up the six option screen.
When it is not on a domain, it will bring up the Task Manager.
The best key combination is CTRL+SHIFT+ESC, which brings up Task Manager
regardless of the domain association. Its also nice because it doesn't clear
the screen first.

Task manager rungs at a higher priority than other programs and utilities.
Therefore, it will typically respond when other programs will not.
CTRL+ALT+DEL and CTRL+SHIFT+ESC sequences are System Request Attention type
functions which also have a high priority since they have a more direct
connection to the hardware.

Using CTRL+SHIFT+ESC does not clear the screen before Task Manager appears.
So if you are trying to troubleshoot something on the screen that is not
responding, use this. Otherwise you may not be able to see the 'hung'
application screen when Task Manager appears.

Thanx,

Daytona
 
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kirk jim

you got it....

so it seems that it just happend that EVERY SINGLE XP computer you have
used is on a domain or has the welcome screen disabled...

Yeah right.... lol....
 
K

kirk jim

you got it....

so it seems that it just happend that EVERY SINGLE XP computer you have
used is on a domain or has the welcome screen disabled...

Yeah right.... lol....
 
K

kirk jim

by the way type the word "vista" in the box and press enter...

lol she has no clue....

I guess vista is not sexy enough.. LOL!
 
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Justin

kirk jim said:
you got it....

That's funny, you say that as if you had a clue prior to your OP.
so it seems that it just happend that EVERY SINGLE XP computer you have
used is on a domain or has the welcome screen disabled...

Yup. Even at home I'm joined to a domain. As for any other machine I've
used outside of domain, I've never had the need to use that combo. In fact,
The only time I use that combo is for CRTL+ALT+DEL, ENTER.

Either way, my objective was completed. I would keep your blanket
statements to a minimum.
 
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Nina DiBoy

Synapse said:
You must be weird then.

ss.

If XP Pro is joined to a domain, the domain security screen will come up
(the window with 6 options). If you run XP Pro never joined to a domain
or XP home, then Ctrl + Alt + Del will bring up the task manager instead
of the domain security window. This was a change they made from 2000 to
XP. In 2000 Pro, anytime you pressed Ctrl + Alt + Del the security
screen would come up regardless if you were on a machine joined to a
domain or not. That change annoyed me, it was one of the things I hated
about XP when it was new.

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Priceless quotes in m.p.w.vista.general group:
http://protectfreedom.tripod.com/kick.html

Most recent idiotic quote added to KICK (Klassic Idiotic Caption Kooks):
"You can get dog shi* for free also!"

"Good poets borrow; great poets steal."
- T. S. Eliot
 
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Justin

Nina DiBoy said:
If XP Pro is joined to a domain, the domain security screen will come up

This was already disussed and more of a mater of the welcome screen being
turned off.
If you run XP Pro never joined to a domain then Ctrl + Alt + Del will
bring up the task manager instead

Not 100% accurate. You can remove the domain association then choose to
turn the welcome screen back on.
 

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