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    USER.EXE Shortcut

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    by tina.m.miller ·

    I am interested in a desktop shortcut for Win95 which would invoke the option “close all programs and log on as a different user.” Jeff Davis’ column recently ran the shortcuts for ‘shutdown” and for “restart.”

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    • #3769857

      USER.EXE Shortcut

      by darryn_marr ·

      In reply to USER.EXE Shortcut

      You would have to create a profile. A profile is a folder in the windows directory which stores settings succh as desktop icons, screensavers, backgrounds etc. There are a couple of ways to do this. First, have you had a box come up asking you for a password when windows starts? this is what logs u on to a particular profile. To make this happen is easy, but might not work on a win95 computer. First, go to the control panel. Then double click on the networks option. there you will see a box saying THE FOLLOWING NETWORK COMPONENTS ARE INSTALLED, ignore this and concentrate on the small toolbar below it, with the title PRIMARY NETWORK LOGON. click on the arrow, and select windows logon if it is not already checked. Click ok. It might ask you for your win95 cd, so insert it and wait until it finishes copying files. then restart your computer. If none of this works, then go to c-net.com’s download section. and search forr a program called TweakUI, a windows powertool. download it, install it and acccess it from the control panel. in the options one of them gives you the options to automatically log on. enter your name but no password. restart your computer. you should see a box appear when win95 loads with your name in it. TweakUI will automatically log you in and you then can log on and off at your pleasure from the shut down menu. and if none of that works, take two asprin and call me in the morning.

      Daz

      • #3769856

        USER.EXE Shortcut

        by darryn_marr ·

        In reply to USER.EXE Shortcut

        by the way, the technique used by jeff davis to create desktop shortcuts of the shutdown and restart functions should also work for the log on and off user function in the shutdown menu, which incidently happens to be inn the start menu in win98

        DAZ

      • #3745041

        USER.EXE Shortcut

        by tina.m.miller ·

        In reply to USER.EXE Shortcut

        Thanks for the thought, but I think this should be simpler. I just want a desktop shortcut that anyone could click.

    • #3709168

      USER.EXE Shortcut

      by james_randy ·

      In reply to USER.EXE Shortcut

      Since you rejected all those answers, why don’t you just close your question?

    • #3612801

      USER.EXE Shortcut

      by tina.m.miller ·

      In reply to USER.EXE Shortcut

      This question was closed by the author

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