I have the habit of clicking Shut Down on my computer and walking away. Then 2 hours later or the next morning I come back to see the "Some else is still using this PC..." warning message. Or some program didn't shut down properly, and I see the "Force Shut Down" button. If I ht the power button on the computer it always shuts down regardless, so I'm trying to get into that habit. But is there any way to make the shut down button work the same way, to shut down when I say shut down regardless if someone else is logged in?
Quick calculation.... if there are 300 million windows computers, and 10% of users have this occur 10 times a year for last 10 years, computer staying on an extra 16 hours, average computer uses 300W, and power costs $0.10/kWh...
There is also the wear on the computer... if that time uses up 5% of the computer life, and the average computer costs $1000.... This is a 3 billion dollar problem! LOL.
Anyways is there a registry setting or something to force it to always shut down when I click Shut Down??
Meanwhile I will work on my bad habit... =)