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ProShutdown... Mac OS X has a nifty shortcut - Ctrl+Eject - for shutting down your computer. On older Apple keyboards, these keys are on opposite diagonal corners of the keyboard, and at the end of the day you can simply hit the two corners of the keyboard then Return to switch off your computer. However, with the new Apple Aluminium Keyboard, the eject key in in the middle of the top row of keys - hardly as convenient! Instead, F19 takes the top right spot.

ProShutdown is a free program that restores the "opposite corners" shortcut by listening for Ctrl+F19, and displaying a shut down dialog when these are pressed. It displays a more...

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Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Apple Aluminium Keyboard.

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Kettle Member IconComment+2

No, they mean the new slimline extended keyboards, not the aluminium macbook pro. There is no power button on a slimline keyboard.

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Version 1.2.1

Ah, I misunderstood. Thanks.

Djcz Member IconComment+48

Isn't it easier to just press the Power button, then hit Return?

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Version 1.2.1
magosilvan Member IconComment+94

Little App, but useful above all for the old tip user confused with new keyboards.
Thanks to the developer.

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Downloads 1,699
Version Downloads 768
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 05 Jun 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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