XPs version of Windows 2000's Ctrl-Alt-Del

Category:
Windows 2000/XP
Type:
Applications
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Author:
Erik Waibel

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 6

More information:
This program is for those people using XP's Logon Screen and not being able to use Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up the screen to Lock Computer or Log Off, but instead have to go through the Task Manager to do these tasks. I have created a little program that will help those in need just like me.

All you have to do is make the executable, then create a shortcut on your desktop linking it to a shortcut keycode like Ctrl-Alt-End or something. This way you can quickly switch users or even open the System Info dialog without having to change your XP settings for the logon screen.

Note that this application will work on other windows versions, but is particurlarly useful for XP because it provides functionality that otherwise would not be there.


Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.

Download xpctrlaltdel.zip