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Keyboard Shutdown Shortcut
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Mar 22, 2001, 12:22 PM
 
Does anyone know if there is a way to create a Function Key shortcut to shutdown the computer from a Pro Keyboard?

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Chad Hinkson

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Mar 22, 2001, 12:38 PM
 
If running 9.1 on a USB Mac, or if you have 9.04(OEM, not retail/mail order/updater), you can write a script to do this. The script goes as follows:
tell app "Finder"
shut down
end tell
Save this script as an application. Go into the Keyboard control panel and click on the Function Keys button. Choose which key you want and attach the application you previously created.

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Mar 22, 2001, 01:40 PM
 
Control + Eject will bring up the dialog box that you can then choose r for restart, s for sleep or enter for shutdown.
     
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Mar 22, 2001, 11:21 PM
 
AppleScript's AppleScript (!!) is what I've been using. I also have another one for restarting--just change the second line of the script.
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Mar 24, 2001, 04:09 AM
 
Originally posted by Cake:
Control + Eject will bring up the dialog box that you can then choose r for restart, s for sleep or enter for shutdown.
...and Apple-. (period) for cancel.

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