Personally, I find the whole idea of clicking "Start" to shutdown somewhat
counter-intuitive, and could somebody tell me why I have to use the
"three-finger salute" to get my login screen in XP Pro? Once I power up,
what else could I possibly want to do with my computer? It should
automatically default to the login screen.
Just my two-cents' (Canadian) worth.

Berny Gagn?
Sr. Technical Writer
Husky Injection Molding Systems
Bolton, Ontario, Canada 

-----Original Message-----
[ at] On Behalf Of
Grant Hogarth
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 12:00 PM
To: Framers List
Cc: Free Framers List
Subject: RE: Unbelievable On-Line Help Stupidity

Versionitis strikes again!
A rigorous (and repeated) application of QA is the only known pallative
-- there is no cure.

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Emory
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 9:56 AM
To: Framers List
Cc: Free Framers List
Subject: OT: Unbelievable On-Line Help Stupidity

I was helping a friend who'd just acquired her first computer, an E-Machine
with Windows XP.

I was demonstrating how to get help, and showed how she could type in a
search phrase and get a list of all the help topics containing that phrase.
So, to demonstrate how to properly shut down the computer, I entered the
search phrase "Turn Off." Sure enough, all the help topics containing that
phrase appeared, and I selected the"Turn Off The Computer" topic. Here are
the instructions which appeared under that

"Click Start, click Shut Down, and then in the drop-down list click Shut

The only part of that instruction which is correct is "Click Start."

o There is no Shut Down option under Start. It's called "Turn Off Computer."

o There is no drop-down list under the "Turn Off Computer" dialog.
Instead, there are 3 buttons.

o There is no button option under "Turn Off Computer" called "Shut Down"
Instead there are three button
options: "Stand By", "Turn Off", and "Restart."

Dan Emory & Associates <danemory7224 at>
FrameMaker/FrameMaker+SGML Document Design & Database Publishing 

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