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    shut down timer for pc/laptop?

    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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    You mean like something that'll automatically shut the PC down at a certain time?

    Original Poster

    dxx

    You mean like something that'll automatically shut the PC down at a … You mean like something that'll automatically shut the PC down at a certain time?



    yes

    dcx_badass

    Yeah, do start run, type inshutdown -s -f -t 60Press ok, that will shut … Yeah, do start run, type inshutdown -s -f -t 60Press 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.



    thanks will get hubby to look at this when he gets in, far too technical for me lol

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    yes use Toff. works on any OS and has loads of options to turn off/stanby ...

    Original Poster

    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

    Original Poster

    oh i get what you mean now like a short cut on my desk top thanks

    Original Poster

    that would be great thanks

    Give Poweroff a try.

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

    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" 1st Aug 2010

    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

    Original Poster

    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 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.

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    dcx_badass

    Ah yes, more user friendly than a single double click. That would only … 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

    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..

    Original Poster

    Thank you everyone for all your help i am playing with them all lol it will make my hospital stays a lot easier cheers!

    - Bedtime Help Pushes You Towards an Earlier Bed Time -
    lifehacker.com/552…ime

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

    Cheers, Scotty Boy!
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