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A doctor friend asked me if I could show her how to create a popup that
would instantly come up if someone came in the office while sensitive
informations was on the screen.

I said no, but it shouldn't be too hard to find out how to do it.
Everything else in the world seems to pop up without much trouble.

So, is there an easy way to create a control key combo that would launch,
say the screensaver, or a photo, or something?

Thanks for any help with this.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    "-Avery Anderson-" <avery@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:26SdnbFNEP801lfcRVn-1Q@comcast.com...
    >A doctor friend asked me if I could show her how to create a popup that
    >would instantly come up if someone came in the office while sensitive
    >informations was on the screen.
    >
    > I said no, but it shouldn't be too hard to find out how to do it.
    > Everything else in the world seems to pop up without much trouble.
    >
    > So, is there an easy way to create a control key combo that would launch,
    > say the screensaver, or a photo, or something?
    >

    Click Show Desktop on the Taskbar.

    The taskbar is this blue line at the bottom of your screen. At the right, on
    the taskbar, is the Start button. Next to the Start button are the Quick
    launch items. one of the is the Desktop icon. If you don't see small icons
    immediately at the right of the Start button, do the following:
    Right-click the taskbar where there is no icon and no text. A menu will
    come up. Go to the top menu item called Toolbars. In the pop-up sub-menu,
    select Quick Launch. A small number (three or four) of icons will appear on
    the Taskbar, next to the Start button. By slowly passing your mouse pointer
    over the icons (do not click), the name of each icon will appear in a screen
    tip. Read the screen tips. The one called Show Desktop give you the desired
    feature you are looking for: when someone comes in, you click the Show
    Desktop icon on the Taskbar and all your active windows are minimized
    instantly, leaving nothing but your desktop's wallpaper for all to see.

    I hope this is what you were looking for.


    Mark Delaney, MCT
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    A key combo is Win-L , that is lock it, ie. brings up the logon screen and
    hides the desktop

    Another way is to create a shortcut to a screensaver, ie. on desktop,
    rightclick and choose new->shortcut. On first screen browse to a suitable
    screensaver ( c:\Windows\system32\*.scr), on second choose a name for that
    shortcut..


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    "-Avery Anderson-" <avery@nospam.com> kirjoitti viestissä
    news:26SdnbFNEP801lfcRVn-1Q@comcast.com...
    > A doctor friend asked me if I could show her how to create a popup that
    > would instantly come up if someone came in the office while sensitive
    > informations was on the screen.
    >
    > I said no, but it shouldn't be too hard to find out how to do it.
    > Everything else in the world seems to pop up without much trouble.
    >
    > So, is there an easy way to create a control key combo that would launch,
    > say the screensaver, or a photo, or something?
    >
    > Thanks for any help with this.
    > Av
    >
    >
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    Here are a couple of other options:

    Windows key + M will minimize all open windows. If the taskbar is
    set to Auto-hide then all that will be visible is the desktop
    wallpaper. Windows key + Shift + M reverses this procedure.

    There's an icon in the Quick Launch portion of the taskbar titled
    "Show desktop" that might be useful. Obviously, you can't hide
    the taskbar here.

    There are keyboards on which you can program the Function keys to
    open files or run programs. That would be the best way to run a
    screen saver or picture. One button and you're done.

    Nepatsfan
    "Thomas Wendell" <tumppiw_NOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uJVOWuK6EHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >A key combo is Win-L , that is lock it, ie. brings up the logon
    >screen and
    > hides the desktop
    >
    > Another way is to create a shortcut to a screensaver, ie. on
    > desktop,
    > rightclick and choose new->shortcut. On first screen browse to
    > a suitable
    > screensaver ( c:\Windows\system32\*.scr), on second choose a
    > name for that
    > shortcut..
    >
    >
    > --
    > Tumppi
    > Reply to group
    > =================================================
    > Most learned on nntp://news.mircosoft.com
    > Helsinki, Finland (remove _NOSPAM)
    > (translations from FI/SE not always accurate)
    > =================================================
    >
    >
    >
    > "-Avery Anderson-" <avery@nospam.com> kirjoitti viestissä
    > news:26SdnbFNEP801lfcRVn-1Q@comcast.com...
    >> A doctor friend asked me if I could show her how to create a
    >> popup that
    >> would instantly come up if someone came in the office while
    >> sensitive
    >> informations was on the screen.
    >>
    >> I said no, but it shouldn't be too hard to find out how to do
    >> it.
    >> Everything else in the world seems to pop up without much
    >> trouble.
    >>
    >> So, is there an easy way to create a control key combo that
    >> would launch,
    >> say the screensaver, or a photo, or something?
    >>
    >> Thanks for any help with this.
    >> Av
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Thanks so much for the info.
    You guys are great!

    Avery
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