I know I’ve done several ‘techie’ articles recently, and I thought this was going to be another Quick Win ([QW]) post. But … when I sat down to quickly tell you about all the ‘extra’ stuff we can do now with the (dreaded) “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” option on our PCs, I needed clarification on one item.
While searching for information, I came across an offering from Digital Citizen. I have a quick overview and a link to Digital’s entire article.
So, a bit more robust than planned, but hey! now we all have the info!
What’s the deal with these keys?
When the earth was still cooling PC computer-wise, our machines often locked up. We had to restart them, losing work we hadn’t saved. Enter the super-secret 😎 code to do that: hold down three keys simultaneously. Yep, you guessed it: the control [Ctrl], alternate [Alt], and delete keys [DEL] on some computers.
Sadly, we PC users still need the Ctrl+Alt+Delete option periodically.
Buuuut, it’s more helpful, now
Remember my post about a fussy PDF file that locked up my computer? I demonstrated how I moved on with my day (without dumping any unsaved work) by using the Ctrl+Alt+Delete option. Here’s how that happened
Using your PC’s “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” menu
When we use Ctrl+Alt+Delete nowadays, our computer doesn’t automatically reboot. We’re sent to an options menu. Codrut Neagu explains the following four items at Digital Citizen.
Check out the full article
Author provides more detail. For example:
- Basics on the systems where Ctrl+Alt+Delete is used
- Using these keys during remote desktop sessions
- Reasons why using the keys might not work for you
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Kathie York is a business operations consultant and goals accountability life coach. Although her office is near Indianapolis, Indiana [U.S.], Kathie works with colleagues worldwide.