Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mr. Sushi, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. Mr. Sushi

    Mr. Sushi Guest

    my mean sister likes to exit my AOL while it's on my name cuz of spite since she knows i'm probably just leaving it on downloading or waiting for a response from somebody. i need to find out a super top secret way to stop this. is there anyway i can stop her from exiting my program just by hitting the X button ont he top right corner?
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Try minimizing it to the tray

  3. Timeo27

    Timeo27 Guest

    Yeah, I feel for you. I used to have the same problem with my sister, but now that I don't use AOL anymore, it's not a problem. Now I just have to deal with my dad closing my other downlads.:rolleyes:

    Anyway, I just got a program that hides programs/windows so that you can only see them in task manager, or not even there. I'll try and find the one that I used, but almost any free one will do the trick. Just go to and search for hide or hider, there will probably be something there.

    I also found this vb script for blocking the 'x' close button on the window of a vb created program, and one guy even described how to use the script to write a program that applies itself to exisiting programs, but I never got around to looking into it more.
  4. Mr. Sushi

    Mr. Sushi Guest

    my sister will sometimes need to use the connection "really quick" and than she'll X out of it so she'll have a fit if it's hidden. about this VB thing. i'll look into it ::rubs chin::
  5. beatlesdb

    beatlesdb Guest

    Not sure how AOL works, but can't use set-up different accounts on your xp box and set passwords for your account. When you walk off, hit (window key)+L to soft log out (keeps dial-up connection going) and she can then log in to her XP account quickly without affecting you.

    I use this process at home (I got a cabke modem) to keep my wife off my downloads (don't want her finding my stash hehehe).

    Just a thought,
    cheers :)
  6. Mr. Sushi

    Mr. Sushi Guest

    well.. i dunno she'd go into her account . get on aoL. that would disconnect MY AOL and my downloads etc. if she got on MY aol she would just disconnect it on my name. so i dunno. is there a way i can X it out and it just goes into the task manager? like kazaa and morpheus?
  7. beatlesdb

    beatlesdb Guest

    U can use a small free ap Power Menu it works great and has some other cool fetures
  8. Mr. Sushi

    Mr. Sushi Guest

    i told you, half her body is compused of pure evil. she will just open up AOL again on her name for spite to close mine! this not only closes the connection but the program too!
  9. if you don't want someone touching and have a usb KB/mouse then yank them and hide them the usb hid(human interface driver) will take care of it , then plug them back in to use later no need to shut down or reboot,
    if PS/2 KB&mouse don't do this those ports are not the same

    its what i do to keep other from touching servers, set them up with usb KB&mouse then yank them while it sits running
    usb is so much nicer anyway- if so many people still didn't have PS/2 stuff then it would be dead if Intel had their way, its tired technology like Isa and vesa slots
  10. beatlesdb

    beatlesdb Guest

    If you switch off the fast user switching in the control panel/ users/ change way users log on - when you hit CTR + ALT + DEL after logging in - you now get the option to lock the machine - also add a password to the Bios so that if she resets the machine to get around lock - she getts stuck on the bios screen - hehehehe - LOL
  11. tinomen

    tinomen Guest

    I have a suggestion:

    Get rid of AOL, it will corrupt your eternal soul.
  12. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

    Just hide AOL, as people have suggested. but only when your logged on to it, not completly.
    You seem to want to stop her from closing it but without stopping her using it while you are, it makes no sense?
  13. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Wouldnt it really be easier to take your sister to one side..bash her round the head and say stop closing the f**ing program when your done.!! :D

    Im sure she'd understand if you explained how it cuts you off too.

    Its good to TALK!