How do I disable this popup

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  1. Posts : 182
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    How do I disable this popup


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    See image below.

    When I shut down/boot several other things, this popup appears, some may find it useful I find it annoying.

    I still want to carry out the action but not having to confirm it each and every time.How do I disable this popup-6769.jpg
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    I get a similar message but the screen is all blue with a list of things that need to close first, it's a warning that the possibility of data loss exists. So far it's only a minor issue, I try not to be OCD about it.
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  3. Posts : 182
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    Berton said:
    I get a similar message but the screen is all blue with a list of things that need to close first, it's a warning that the possibility of data loss exists. So far it's only a minor issue, I try not to be OCD about it.
    Hi Berton

    Can the above be disabled?

    The problem with OCD is I become OCD or OTT about not being either.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Jaylob4 said:
    Hi Berton

    Can the above be disabled?

    The problem with OCD is I become OCD or OTT about not being either.
    The only way I've found to limit the list is to assure any programs open are properly closed first. It's a lot about clearing active items from memory, a safety feature that is supposed to keep users out of trouble.
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  5. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Hello @Jaylob4,

    Jaylob4 said:
    Can the above be disabled?

    The problem with OCD is I become OCD or OTT about not being either.

    I know where you are coming from as far as OCD is concerned as I am a life long sufferer myself. It's a gift and a curse [ More the latter though ].

    The popup you are referring to is normally initialised by pressing the Alt + F4 keys. Have a look at this and see if it sheds some light on it! . . .

    > How to Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog in Windows 10

    I hope this helps.
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  6. Berton's Avatar
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    Paul Black said:
    I know where you are coming from as far as OCD is concerned as I am a life long sufferer myself. It's a gift and a curse [ More the latter though ].
    I think over the last several decades I could have written one of the books about Don't Sweat The Small Stuff.
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  7. Posts : 182
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    Berton said:
    I think over the last several decades I could have written one of the books about Don't Sweat The Small Stuff.
    BIB oh! so, so true--if only---
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  8. Kari's Avatar
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    Jaylob4 said:
    See image below.

    When I shut down/boot several other things, this popup appears, some may find it useful I find it annoying.
    As @Paul mentioned, that is a Windows key combo ALT + F4, a feature that has been there (as far as I can recall) since Windows XP.

    Key combo ALT + F4. closes / quits an active window, be it an application, tool like Command Prompt, PowerShell or File Explorer, and so on. Easy to test: open a folder in Explorer, press ALT + F4, and the Explorer closes.

    If Desktop is active, ALT + F4 shows the Shut Down dialog as shown in your screenshot. Again, easy to test: click an empty spot on Desktop, and press ALT + F4. The Shut Down dialog is shown.

    As far as I know, this feature cannot be disabled.

    My guess is, that you are closing some applications with ALT + F4, then the Desktop becomes active, and you press ALT + F4 one more time.

    Kari
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  9. Posts : 1,444
    Windows 10 Home 2004 19041.804
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    I believe some of these options don't display that window.

    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10



    I was curious... and had to test some of these options. The Win key + X works perfectly, I'm going to start using it.

    Hold Win key + X, hit the u key twice, all done.

    Shut Down Computer in Windows 10


    Thanks for asking, Jaylob4.
    Last edited by W10 Tweaker; 02 May 2021 at 13:16.
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  10. Posts : 182
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       #10

    A quick update,

    Thank you to everyone who replied.

    I read and tried some of the key combos above--bottom line, I guess I am going to have to live with this annoying popup, it bugs me, it shouldn't, it's silly,---it's the way I'm wired.
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