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shut down timer for pc/laptop?

dmissy13 Avatar
6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
anyone know if there such a thing as a sleep timer for pc/laptop that actually closes down the pc safely?
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
You mean like something that'll automatically shut the PC down at a certain time?
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dxx
You mean like something that'll automatically shut the PC down at a certain time?


yes

dcx_badass
Yeah, do start run, type in

shutdown -s -f -t 60

Press ok, that will shut it down after 60 seconds, for longer then just swap 60 for whatever you want, eg. 3600 for 1 hour, has to be in seconds.
also can swap -s for -l to logoff, -r to restart.


I also have this I made for my dad, you just double click the time you want and it will shutdown when it reaches it, has a timer on the screen and can double click the cancel shutdown one at anytime to stop it.

http://i25.tinypic.com/2usbuhc.jpg


thanks will get hubby to look at this when he gets in, far too technical for me lol
banned 1 Like #3
yes use Toff. works on any OS and has loads of options to turn off/stanby ...

Edited By: ryman1000 on Aug 01, 2010 16:29:
#4
dcx_badass
You can't copy and paste? As that's all you have to do. Hardly complex.


its the 2nd part i'm not sure of
#5
oh i get what you mean now like a short cut on my desk top thanks
#6
that would be great thanks
#7
Give Poweroff a try.

It's easy to use and doesn't need to be installed.
#8
inside101
Give Poweroff a try.

It's easy to use and doesn't need to be installed.


This. Far more user friendly than the other method and far simpler. Both will serve your purpose though, I guess.

Edited By: cookiemonster83 on Aug 01, 2010 22:02: ...
#9
dcx's solution is a bad idea if u leave any edited documents open u will lose the work not yet saved.
you could just use windows standby feature
#10
i prefer dcx's solution its perfect for me, its to use on my netbook when i'm in hospital when i had my dvd player i would just let it run out of battery so it wasn't on all night as i watch until i sleep but didn't want to do that with my new netbook
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dmissy13
i prefer dcx's solution its perfect for me, its to use on my netbook when i'm in hospital when i had my dvd player i would just let it run out of battery so it wasn't on all night as i watch until i sleep but didn't want to do that with my new netbook

why? other utilities mentioned do the job properly and are far more user friendly.
banned#12
dcx_badass
Ah yes, more user friendly than a single double click. That would only start the other program, then you'd have to enter the time, click go, probably chose shutdown/restart etc. I think one double click is quicker.

I take it you didnt check out the other programs lol
1 Like #13
I've been using Poweroff for years.. It's nice cos you can schedule an exact time for the shutdown.

If i'm download something and it's estimated to take another 1hr 36mins and I want to go to bed, I can just schedule the computer to shutdown in say, 1hr 40mins time..
#14
Thank you everyone for all your help i am playing with them all lol it will make my hospital stays a lot easier cheers!
1 Like #15
- Bedtime Help Pushes You Towards an Earlier Bed Time -
http://lifehacker.com/5522920/bedtime-help-pushes-you-towards-an-earlier-bed-time

I use this one, which works well for me under Windows XP, Vista and 7.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)

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