how do i bind a kb key to shutdown/standby PC?

4537256

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i want to bind a couple of my keyboard keys to shutdown and standbye on my keyboard. can anyone help me?

using windows vista x64
 

haffey

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I'd like to know too. Something like the Mac shutdown - translated to Ctrl + Windows + Alt + F12 or something similar.
 

Net

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hmmm. well its not perfect but....

alt + f4

or

win + 1 will run first quick launch short cut. So make a little script that will shut down the comp and put the short cut there.

this might work for your script:

shutdown.exe -f -s -t 1 -c "good bye" // might be different syntax for vista

 

4537256

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all alt+F4 does is close my browser lol. i dont understand the script thing.

so i take it windows doesnt have settings for this? ok so there must be some key binding software out there, just not sure how you link a key to shutdown command, i was hoping it would be simple
thanks in advance for any help guys.
 

VirtualLarry

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There are specific keycodes for what you want. I have them as seperate keys on my keyboards.
 

RebateMonger

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If you have a keyboard that has "programmable" keys, you can write a batch file that'll run the built-in "shutdown.exe" command. There are likely programs you can run that'll create programmable keys or key combinations using a standard keyboard, too, but I haven't looked at them.

Edit: Vista (and maybe XP) has a built-in way to create a keyboard combination to run a shortcut.

1) Write a batch file that calls "Shutdown.exe" with the options you want.
2) Create a shortcut to the batch file.
3) Right-click on the shortcut. Select the "Shortcut" tab.
4) Create the keyboard combination you wish to use to initiate the action.


Microsoft instructions for creating keyboard shortcuts to open programs.