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Chapter 1. The Desktop and Start Menu > Start→Turn Off Computer

1.4. Start→Turn Off Computer

This menu item is more powerful than its name implies. Choosing it opens a dialog box that offers several variations on "off" (see Figure 1-5).

  • Stand By puts your computer to "sleep." This special state of PC consciousness reduces the amount of electricity the computer uses. The machine remains in suspended animation until you use the mouse or keyboard.


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