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Customizing "Turn off computer"

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September 1, 2005 10:52:34 PM

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I recently acquired a wireless rechargeable mouse and I want to get in the
habit of putting the mouse in its charger whenever I turn off the computer
for a few hours.

Is it possible to modify the "Turn off computer" process in some way so
that, whenever I click on it, it displays a message to me that says "Please
recharge the mouse.". That would ensure that I get into the habit of putting
the mouse in the recharger. I'd be equally happy if I could make "Turn off
the computer" invoke a program of my choice or a script that invokes a
program: then I could write a simple Java program that displays the desired
message and invoke it automatically from "Turn off computer".

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make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies." - C.A.R.
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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 1:49:50 AM

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Put it on the MS wish list. <vbg>

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"Rhino" <rhino1@NOSPAM.sympatico.ca> wrote in message news:o VZ0Hf0rFHA.3328@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>I recently acquired a wireless rechargeable mouse and I want to get in the
> habit of putting the mouse in its charger whenever I turn off the computer
> for a few hours.
>
> Is it possible to modify the "Turn off computer" process in some way so
> that, whenever I click on it, it displays a message to me that says "Please
> recharge the mouse.". That would ensure that I get into the habit of putting
> the mouse in the recharger. I'd be equally happy if I could make "Turn off
> the computer" invoke a program of my choice or a script that invokes a
> program: then I could write a simple Java program that displays the desired
> message and invoke it automatically from "Turn off computer".
>
> --
> Rhino
> ---
> rhino1 AT sympatico DOT ca
> "There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it
> so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to
> make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies." - C.A.R.
> Hoare
>
>
Anonymous
September 2, 2005 6:49:08 AM

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Rhino wrote:
>
> I recently acquired a wireless rechargeable mouse and I want to get in the
> habit of putting the mouse in its charger whenever I turn off the computer
> for a few hours.

Why are you looking to complicate your life?






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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 2:16:12 PM

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I just want to state: Do you know what type of rechargeable batteries your
mouse has? If you keep placing it on the recharger and the batteries are
not Litium Ion (LI-ON) types, you will cause they to develop a "charge
retention" memory. This will cause the batteries to only keep a small
charge. Better to place it on the recharger at night.


"Rhino" <rhino1@NOSPAM.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:o VZ0Hf0rFHA.3328@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>I recently acquired a wireless rechargeable mouse and I want to get in the
> habit of putting the mouse in its charger whenever I turn off the computer
> for a few hours.
>
> Is it possible to modify the "Turn off computer" process in some way so
> that, whenever I click on it, it displays a message to me that says
> "Please
> recharge the mouse.". That would ensure that I get into the habit of
> putting
> the mouse in the recharger. I'd be equally happy if I could make "Turn off
> the computer" invoke a program of my choice or a script that invokes a
> program: then I could write a simple Java program that displays the
> desired
> message and invoke it automatically from "Turn off computer".
>
> --
> Rhino
> ---
> rhino1 AT sympatico DOT ca
> "There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make
> it
> so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is
> to
> make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies." - C.A.R.
> Hoare
>
>
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