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Keyboard shortcut for Shut Down or Restart?

Message #1 - Posted 2007/03/20 - Paul Sture

Previously, Barry Margolin wrote:

Did you install the 10.4.9 update that came out last week?

Since this update you have to hold the key down for several seconds. They added the delay because people were ejecting CDs and DVDs when they hit the key accidentally.

That was certainly true here. As a result I'd got into the habit of leaving the CD tray open when not in use.

Paul Sture

Message #2 - Posted 2007/03/20 - TaliesinSoft

On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 19:40:59 -0500, Barry Margolin wrote (in a previous article):

[referring to the keystroke combinations control-eject and control-command-eject]

Did you install the 10.4.9 update that came out last week?

Since this update you have to hold the key down for several seconds. They added the delay because people were ejecting CDs and DVDs when they hit the key accidentally

For me the pause is more like a fraction of a second rather than several seconds. Does this perhaps vary that much from system to system? I'm running on a MacBook Pro with Intel Core Duo.

James Leo Ryan ..... Austin, Texas ..... taliesinsoft@mac.com

Message #3 - Posted 2007/03/21 - The New Guy

So is there a keyboard shortcut for Shut Down or Restart? Control+Eject doesn't work on mine. I was wondering if it works on most newer PPC Macs? I'm using a 1.25ghz Mini and other keyboard shortcuts in other programs are a little screwy so it might be that I need to reinstall.

Control-Eject Restart / Sleep / Shutdown dialog box Control-Command-Eject Quite all applications and restart

OK - my machine is nuts. Re-install is in the works. Thanks.

Did you install the 10.4.9 update that came out last week? Since this update you have to hold the key down for several seconds. They added the delay because people were ejecting CDs and DVDs when they hit the key accidentally.

Yes I did. Haven't noticed anything different afterward. But I should have mentioned I'm not using an Apple keyboard. Its a Microsoft 4000 ergo with no Eject button. Can I map some key or key combination to Eject? Or only to a specific Application?

Message #4 - Posted 2007/03/21 - David Sankey

Previously, The New Guy wrote:

So is there a keyboard shortcut for Shut Down or Restart? Control+Eject doesn't work on mine. I was wondering if it works on most newer PPC Macs? I'm using a 1.25ghz Mini and other keyboard shortcuts in other programs are a little screwy so it might be that I need to reinstall.

Control-Eject Restart / Sleep / Shutdown dialog box Control-Command-Eject Quite all applications and restart

OK - my machine is nuts. Re-install is in the works. Thanks.

Did you install the 10.4.9 update that came out last week? Since this update you have to hold the key down for several seconds. They added the delay because people were ejecting CDs and DVDs when they hit the key accidentally.

Yes I did. Haven't noticed anything different afterward. But I should have mentioned I'm not using an Apple keyboard. Its a Microsoft 4000 ergo with no Eject button. Can I map some key or key combination to Eject? Or only to a specific Application?

The shutdown dialog key for you is Scroll Lock. No lag.

Eject is F12. With a delay. Control F12 will also bring up the shutdown dialog.

Kind regards,

Dave

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