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Pressing Alt and F4?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by longers, 30 Sep 2007.

  1. longers

    longers Veteran

    I've seen this mentioned in a couple of places and I get the feeling it won't be a good thing.

    Seeing as I be chicken, how about you trying it? :biggrin:
     
  2. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    Doesn't bother me, I use Apple. For me it brings up the sound effect menu.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    longers

    longers Veteran

    I don't think that it'll bring up my sound effect menu. What would it do?

    Dancing girls?
    Electric shock?
    Automatically copies your hard drive to your Mother?
     
  4. Carwash

    Carwash Señor Member

    Location:
    Visby
    In Windows, it quits the current program. That's all.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    longers

    longers Veteran

    So it does. I might do it again.

    Bye for now.
     
  6. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Do you press them both togeth
     
  7. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Yes, you press you them both together.
    Didnt someone have it on their signiture one time?
     
  8. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    Arrgh, I've forgotten the key combination that puts all apple computers' displays into negative mode. That was a great way of pissing everybody off, as noone knew how to put it back.
     
  9. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Press and hold ALT just before F4. In Windows: generally harmless, it will close the active window (the one which has a darker-coloured (usually blue) top line. But if you have an unsaved file in that window, it should always prompt you for saving the file or not, before closing. The real damage is done at that point, if you click NO when you meant YES, or vice versa. No way of backing out! If you don't have an active window (e.g. if the last thing you clicked on was the taskbar) then it will bring up the Windows close-down menu, but even then you get a chance to back out. HTH.
     
  10. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    Pete, I think we need a bit more detail.
     
  11. Carwash

    Carwash Señor Member

    Location:
    Visby
    From one Apple user to another...

    ...I think you want 'Ctrl-Option-Command-8'.

    :biggrin:
     
  12. Pete

    Pete Guest

    :biggrin: I can assure you, Jaded, I have met people who need that level of detail! Admittedly, not often to be found lurking on the internet, let alone on a forum.... Is the old "'P' on your keyboard, Bob" joke still doing the rounds?
     
  13. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    YES! Thank you. Now I can piss off all my apple using friends again!
     
  14. purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Was it maybe Mosschops? The scamp.
     
  15. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    fantastic!