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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by John Morrison, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. John Morrison

    John Morrison Flightless Bird

    When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    "Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    get other options.

    Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the "Shut
    down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?
    --

    John
     
  2. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Select Restart

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    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "John Morrison" <the_morrisons@com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4b93385c$0$1511$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    > "Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    > get other options.
    >
    > Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the "Shut
    > down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?
    > --
    >
    > John
     
  3. FiOS-Dave

    FiOS-Dave Flightless Bird

    Click the little arrowhead to the right of "Shutdown" for all options.
    Dave

    "John Morrison" <the_morrisons@com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4b93385c$0$1511$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    > "Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    > get other options.
    >
    > Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the "Shut
    > down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?
    > --
    >
    > John
     
  4. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    John Morrison <the_morrisons@com.invalid> wrote:

    >When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    >"Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    >get other options.
    >
    >Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the "Shut
    >down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?



    Right click on the Start button, and click Properties. Click the
    Start Menu tab, if it's not already selected. There's a drop-down
    selector labeled "Power button action:", which lets you choose Restart
    instead of Shut down (or whatever one prefers).

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  5. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "John Morrison" <the_morrisons@com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4b93385c$0$1511$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    > "Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    > get other options.
    >
    > Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the "Shut
    > down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?
    > --
    >
    > John


    Power options in control panel. Chose what the power buttons do. Then set it
    to restart in the dropdown list
     
  6. Mortimer

    Mortimer Flightless Bird

    "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    news:XcOdnVbPutlvAw7WnZ2dnUVZ7sudnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >
    > "John Morrison" <the_morrisons@com.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:4b93385c$0$1511$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    >> When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    >> "Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    >> get other options.
    >>
    >> Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the "Shut
    >> down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?
    >> --
    >>
    >> John

    >
    > Power options in control panel. Chose what the power buttons do. Then set
    > it to restart in the dropdown list


    I don't think the OP was talking about the physical "power" button on the
    front of the computer. He was talking about the Windows button displayed on
    the screen when the Start button is pressed. By default this button says
    "Shutdown". He wanted it instead to default to "Reestart". Would that
    behaviour be affected by the same Control Panel setting which governs what
    the Power buttonon the front panel does.

    It's a shame the Vista and Windows 7 haven't kept the XP method of
    displaying all the options simultaneously (Hibernate/Sleep, Turn Off,
    Restart), rather that displayign them as a drop-down list.

    Mind you, anything is better than the way that Win 95/98 did it, with radio
    buttons which remembered their last state, and the button to accept the
    chosen radio button option. I used to get frantic calls from customers to
    say that when they tried to turn off their PC, it started up again. It was
    almost always that the radio button was set to "restart" instead of
    "shutdown", and they'd pressed the "Continue" button without checking the
    state of the radio button.
     
  7. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Mortimer" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:hn09i2$1bd$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    > news:XcOdnVbPutlvAw7WnZ2dnUVZ7sudnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >>
    >> "John Morrison" <the_morrisons@com.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:4b93385c$0$1511$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    >>> When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    >>> "Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    >>> get other options.
    >>>
    >>> Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the "Shut
    >>> down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> John

    >>
    >> Power options in control panel. Chose what the power buttons do. Then set
    >> it to restart in the dropdown list

    >
    > I don't think the OP was talking about the physical "power" button on the
    > front of the computer. He was talking about the Windows button displayed
    > on the screen when the Start button is pressed. By default this button
    > says "Shutdown". He wanted it instead to default to "Reestart". Would that
    > behaviour be affected by the same Control Panel setting which governs what
    > the Power buttonon the front panel does.
    >


    Yes I got it wrong In Which case its.
    Task bar and start menu Properties, Start menu Tab. When you get there its
    obvious what to do.
     
  8. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 3/7/2010 1:39 AM, Joel wrote:
    > John Morrison<the_morrisons@com.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >> When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    >> "Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    >> get other options.
    >>
    >> Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the "Shut
    >> down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?

    >
    >
    > Right click on the Start button, and click Properties. Click the
    > Start Menu tab, if it's not already selected. There's a drop-down
    > selector labeled "Power button action:", which lets you choose Restart
    > instead of Shut down (or whatever one prefers).
    >

    I believe that is not what the OP asked. Those properties options are -
    unless I misunderstand - for the PC's "power button", not for what
    appears in the Start menu under "Shutdown" as the default action before
    one looks at the sub-menu that gives you all the shutdown options. If
    you click on that Start/Shutdown (not the sub-menus choices) you get a
    complete shutdown.

    I believe the OP is asking if there is a way to make the default option
    become "Restart" instead of full shutdown for the Start\Shutdown button.
    I asked the same question some time ago and never got a satisfactory
    answer. I suspect it may not be possible in W 7. I finally gave up and
    now use the sub-menu even though what I do 99% of the time is "Restart",
    not a full shutdown. Forces me to make one extra mouse click or hover
    every time I want to restart the laptop.
     
  9. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 3/7/2010 8:26 AM, Mortimer wrote:
    > "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    > news:XcOdnVbPutlvAw7WnZ2dnUVZ7sudnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >>
    >> "John Morrison" <the_morrisons@com.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:4b93385c$0$1511$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    >>> When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    >>> "Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    >>> get other options.
    >>>
    >>> Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the "Shut
    >>> down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> John

    >>
    >> Power options in control panel. Chose what the power buttons do. Then
    >> set it to restart in the dropdown list

    >
    > I don't think the OP was talking about the physical "power" button on
    > the front of the computer. He was talking about the Windows button
    > displayed on the screen when the Start button is pressed. By default
    > this button says "Shutdown". He wanted it instead to default to
    > "Reestart". Would that behaviour be affected by the same Control Panel
    > setting which governs what the Power buttonon the front panel does.
    >
    > It's a shame the Vista and Windows 7 haven't kept the XP method of
    > displaying all the options simultaneously (Hibernate/Sleep, Turn Off,
    > Restart), rather that displayign them as a drop-down list.
    >
    > Mind you, anything is better than the way that Win 95/98 did it, with
    > radio buttons which remembered their last state, and the button to
    > accept the chosen radio button option. I used to get frantic calls from
    > customers to say that when they tried to turn off their PC, it started
    > up again. It was almost always that the radio button was set to
    > "restart" instead of "shutdown", and they'd pressed the "Continue"
    > button without checking the state of the radio button.


    Perfectly expressed. I beleive that is what the OP asked and what I too
    asked some time ago and never got a useful answer to. The best I got
    was the use of a desktop gadget or shortcut to restart, which is not the
    same thing.
     
  10. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 3/7/2010 8:41 AM, Trev wrote:
    >
    > "Mortimer" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:hn09i2$1bd$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:XcOdnVbPutlvAw7WnZ2dnUVZ7sudnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >>>
    >>> "John Morrison" <the_morrisons@com.invalid> wrote in message
    >>> news:4b93385c$0$1511$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    >>>> When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    >>>> "Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    >>>> get other options.
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the "Shut
    >>>> down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?
    >>>> --
    >>>>
    >>>> John
    >>>
    >>> Power options in control panel. Chose what the power buttons do. Then
    >>> set it to restart in the dropdown list

    >>
    >> I don't think the OP was talking about the physical "power" button on
    >> the front of the computer. He was talking about the Windows button
    >> displayed on the screen when the Start button is pressed. By default
    >> this button says "Shutdown". He wanted it instead to default to
    >> "Reestart". Would that behaviour be affected by the same Control Panel
    >> setting which governs what the Power buttonon the front panel does.
    >>

    >
    > Yes I got it wrong In Which case its.
    > Task bar and start menu Properties, Start menu Tab. When you get there
    > its obvious what to do.
    >
    >
    >

    Went there. Still not obvious what to do to change the default action
    of the Start/Shutdown default action.

    What the OP asks for is
    >> He was talking about the Windows button
    >> displayed on the screen when the Start button is pressed. By default
    >> this button says "Shutdown".

    ****He wanted it instead to default to "Restart"**

    Jeff
     
  11. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:b4Pkn.16846$ND2.9825@newsfe05.iad...
    > I believe the OP is asking if there is a way to make the default option
    > become "Restart" instead of full shutdown for the Start\Shutdown button. I
    > asked the same question some time ago and never got a satisfactory answer.
    > I suspect it may not be possible in W 7. I finally gave up and now use
    > the sub-menu even though what I do 99% of the time is "Restart", not a
    > full shutdown. Forces me to make one extra mouse click or hover every time
    > I want to restart the laptop.


    Make a new shortcut. Give it a reasonable name (mine's called "Reboot,"
    duh) and in the target box put:

    %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -r -t 00

    For a quick shutdown you can make another one:

    %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00
     
  12. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 07 Mar 2010 09:51:48 -0500, "Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com"
    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote:

    > On 3/7/2010 1:39 AM, Joel wrote:
    > > John Morrison<the_morrisons@com.invalid> wrote:
    > >
    > >> When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    > >> "Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    > >> get other options.
    > >>
    > >> Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the "Shut
    > >> down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?

    > >
    > >
    > > Right click on the Start button, and click Properties. Click the
    > > Start Menu tab, if it's not already selected. There's a drop-down
    > > selector labeled "Power button action:", which lets you choose Restart
    > > instead of Shut down (or whatever one prefers).
    > >

    > I believe that is not what the OP asked. Those properties options are -
    > unless I misunderstand - for the PC's "power button", not for what
    > appears in the Start menu under "Shutdown" as the default action before
    > one looks at the sub-menu that gives you all the shutdown options. If
    > you click on that Start/Shutdown (not the sub-menus choices) you get a
    > complete shutdown.



    I thought exactly the same thing, and was about to post a message
    saying so. But I decided to try it first. I did, and verified that
    what Joel suggested works perfectly. You and I were both wrong.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  13. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 3/7/2010 10:03 AM, Thip wrote:
    > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:b4Pkn.16846$ND2.9825@newsfe05.iad...
    >> I believe the OP is asking if there is a way to make the default
    >> option become "Restart" instead of full shutdown for the
    >> Start\Shutdown button. I asked the same question some time ago and
    >> never got a satisfactory answer. I suspect it may not be possible in W
    >> 7. I finally gave up and now use the sub-menu even though what I do
    >> 99% of the time is "Restart", not a full shutdown. Forces me to make
    >> one extra mouse click or hover every time I want to restart the laptop.

    >
    > Make a new shortcut. Give it a reasonable name (mine's called "Reboot,"
    > duh) and in the target box put:
    >
    > %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -r -t 00
    >
    > For a quick shutdown you can make another one:
    >
    > %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00


    Is this a *desktop* shortcut or one that can be part of the Start button
    *menu* just above the default Start/Shutdown button?

    Thanks.
     
  14. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 07 Mar 2010 10:07:11 -0500, "Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com"
    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote:

    > On 3/7/2010 10:03 AM, Thip wrote:
    > > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    > > news:b4Pkn.16846$ND2.9825@newsfe05.iad...
    > >> I believe the OP is asking if there is a way to make the default
    > >> option become "Restart" instead of full shutdown for the
    > >> Start\Shutdown button. I asked the same question some time ago and
    > >> never got a satisfactory answer. I suspect it may not be possible in W
    > >> 7. I finally gave up and now use the sub-menu even though what I do
    > >> 99% of the time is "Restart", not a full shutdown. Forces me to make
    > >> one extra mouse click or hover every time I want to restart the laptop.

    > >
    > > Make a new shortcut. Give it a reasonable name (mine's called "Reboot,"
    > > duh) and in the target box put:
    > >
    > > %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -r -t 00
    > >
    > > For a quick shutdown you can make another one:
    > >
    > > %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00

    >
    > Is this a *desktop* shortcut or one that can be part of the Start button
    > *menu* just above the default Start/Shutdown button?




    You can put *any* shortcut in either or both places. To put it on the
    Start menu, just drag it there.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  15. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    John Morrison wrote:
    > When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    > "Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow
    > to get other options.
    >
    > Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the
    > "Shut down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?
    >

    You might try pushing the "Help" button on the shut down popup. In the
    opened help window, expand "To change the Shut down button settings."

    --
    Crash

    Committed to the search for intraterrestrial intelligence.
     
  16. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:DiPkn.61887$1n5.9930@newsfe04.iad...
    > Is this a *desktop* shortcut or one that can be part of the Start button
    > *menu* just above the default Start/Shutdown button?
    >
    > Thanks.


    I keep mine in the Quicklaunch. One click.
     
  17. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "John Morrison" <the_morrisons@com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:4b93385c$0$1511$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    > "Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    > get other options.
    >
    > Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the "Shut
    > down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?
    > --
    >
    > John


    Right-click on the Shutdown button and pick Properties. From the drop-down
    list, pick Restart, then click on Apply. That will be your default action
    now.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  18. PvdG42

    PvdG42 Flightless Bird

    "Joel" <joelcrump@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:vfi6p5hogdl66u38bjogcgg732lg1m1oho@4ax.com...
    > John Morrison <the_morrisons@com.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >>When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    >>"Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    >>get other options.
    >>
    >>Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the "Shut
    >>down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?

    >
    >
    > Right click on the Start button, and click Properties. Click the
    > Start Menu tab, if it's not already selected. There's a drop-down
    > selector labeled "Power button action:", which lets you choose Restart
    > instead of Shut down (or whatever one prefers).
    >
    > --
    > Joel Crump


    Thanks, Joel! Very useful.
     
  19. Jack

    Jack Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:b4Pkn.16846$ND2.9825@newsfe05.iad...
    > On 3/7/2010 1:39 AM, Joel wrote:
    >> John Morrison<the_morrisons@com.invalid> wrote:
    >>
    >>> When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    >>> "Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    >>> get other options.
    >>>
    >>> Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the "Shut
    >>> down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?

    >>
    >>
    >> Right click on the Start button, and click Properties. Click the
    >> Start Menu tab, if it's not already selected. There's a drop-down
    >> selector labeled "Power button action:", which lets you choose Restart
    >> instead of Shut down (or whatever one prefers).
    >>

    > I believe that is not what the OP asked. Those properties options are -
    > unless I misunderstand - for the PC's "power button", not for what appears
    > in the Start menu under "Shutdown" as the default action before one looks
    > at the sub-menu that gives you all the shutdown options. If you click on
    > that Start/Shutdown (not the sub-menus choices) you get a complete
    > shutdown.
    >
    > I believe the OP is asking if there is a way to make the default option
    > become "Restart" instead of full shutdown for the Start\Shutdown button.


    His answer is exactly what the OP asked. Since you didn't even look, why
    butt-in with a bunch of your bullshit?



    > I asked the same question some time ago and never got a satisfactory
    > answer. I suspect it may not be possible in W 7. I finally gave up and
    > now use the sub-menu even though what I do 99% of the time is "Restart",
    > not a full shutdown. Forces me to make one extra mouse click or hover
    > every time I want to restart the laptop.
     
  20. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:-OcPkn.61886$1n5.42017@newsfe04.iad...
    > On 3/7/2010 8:41 AM, Trev wrote:
    >>
    >> "Mortimer" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >> news:hn09i2$1bd$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    >>> news:XcOdnVbPutlvAw7WnZ2dnUVZ7sudnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >>>>
    >>>> "John Morrison" <the_morrisons@com.invalid> wrote in message
    >>>> news:4b93385c$0$1511$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    >>>>> When I'm installing programs and need to restart Windows 7, I click
    >>>>> "Start" then "Shut down" is displayed and I have to click the arrow to
    >>>>> get other options.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Is there anyway that I can change the options displayed under the
    >>>>> "Shut
    >>>>> down" button so that "Restart" is shown instead of "Shut down"?
    >>>>> --
    >>>>>
    >>>>> John
    >>>>
    >>>> Power options in control panel. Chose what the power buttons do. Then
    >>>> set it to restart in the dropdown list
    >>>
    >>> I don't think the OP was talking about the physical "power" button on
    >>> the front of the computer. He was talking about the Windows button
    >>> displayed on the screen when the Start button is pressed. By default
    >>> this button says "Shutdown". He wanted it instead to default to
    >>> "Reestart". Would that behaviour be affected by the same Control Panel
    >>> setting which governs what the Power buttonon the front panel does.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Yes I got it wrong In Which case its.
    >> Task bar and start menu Properties, Start menu Tab. When you get there
    >> its obvious what to do.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > Went there. Still not obvious what to do to change the default action of
    > the Start/Shutdown default action.
    >
    > What the OP asks for is
    > >> He was talking about the Windows button
    > >> displayed on the screen when the Start button is pressed. By default
    > >> this button says "Shutdown".

    > ****He wanted it instead to default to "Restart"**
    >
    > Jeff


    Idiot!
     

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