My cat does most of this!
Have you noticed that the shutdown button () on your Vista start menu doesn't really shut the computer down? To shut down or restart your computer you have to click Start, hit the little arrow next to the padlock at the bottom right, and select Shut down or restart.
You can change this so the shutdown button on the start menu actually turns the computer off. To do this:
- Click Start, Control Panel. Click Classic View at the upper left.
- Double-click the Power Options icon. Click Change Plan Settings under the option that has the dot in front of it.
- On the next screen, click Change advanced power settings.
- On the screen that comes up, click the + sign in front of Power buttons and lid, then click the + in front of Start menu power button.
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Tune in for a special broadcast of History Speaks: Voices from Mineral Center. This special program will air at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, January 8 and again on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at noon. Mineral Center is now one of Cook County’s ghost towns, but at one time it was a bustling settler village. You’ll hear the voices of people who lived and worked in the community as they share some of their memories of life in the rustic pioneer town. Tune in to WTIP Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6pm or Wednesday, Jan. 16 at noon to hear about what life was like in Cook County 100 years ago.