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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Ctrl + Alt + Del Life

These are the keys that save the life of a computer user everyday. Computer doesn't respond? Hit Ctrl + Alt + Del. Long running process tying up the UI? Hit Ctrl + Alt + Del. Computer not booting up properly? Hit Ctrl + Alt + Del. Want to switch between processes? Hit Ctrl + Alt + Del.

No, I am not a sales person for Ctrl + Alt + Del but it surprises me how much my life has become like that!:) Since we started multi-tasking, the highest priority interrupt has taken on real meaning!

Work on code. Read documents.

Ctrl + Alt + Del.

Check e-mail. Respond to friends and jolly talks floating around.

Ctrl + Alt + Del.

Manager requested a status update. Do that ASAP.

Ctrl + Alt +Del.

What am I going to cook for this evening?

Ctrl + Alt + Del.

Darn, I forgot to pay my bill! Do it NOW!

Ctrl + Alt + Del.

Ooops, advisor asked for changes to the presentation! Send immediately!

Ctrl + Alt + Del.

Okay, I am going to stop now before you start stoning me. I was beginning to think I was the only one unable to handle information overload. I am glad to see that the lazy geek has the same problem as me..:)

8 comments:

Zeppelin said...

just curious..:)) what do you do when Ctrl+Alt+Del does not respond...

and btw, switching between processes ? cant Alt+Tab be used also ? :)

Arjuna_Speaks said...

And the lazy geek link is dangling ;) - I just pressed CTRL+ALT+DEL to close it - GRrrrrrrrrrr lol

Anonymous said...

lazygeek linknot opening i tried Ctrl+Alt+Del

Subha said...

@Zeppelin,
Alt + Tab switches between open windows..Not necessary that all processes have associated windows..:) What do I do when Ctrl + Alt + Del fails?? Well, there's always the "power" button..:)) Yank the cord!

Subha said...

Arjuna and anonymous,
Sorry. Fixed the lazy geek link! :)

kuttichuvaru said...

well, tats why Ctrl+Alt+Del is called "The 3 Finger Salute".... :-)

Vijay Ramamurthi said...
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Vijay Ramamurthi said...

In order to processes in NT variants of windows u can use ctrl + shift + esc if that helps :)