1. Agunat's Avatar
    The subject line says it all: "Can I put a shortcut icon on my desktop to shut down my computer?". I assume you can do this. Instructions please.

    Thanks in advance... Bob
    06-15-2016 08:48 AM
  2. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Try this:

    Right click on an empty space on the desktop, then click New - Shortcut. In the box that pops up, type the following:

    %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0

    This should give you a double click shortcut to shutdown. Alternatively, you can drag this shortcut icon to your task bar, and you'll have a single click shutdown.

    Let us know if you get it working!
    ITSystemEngineer likes this.
    06-15-2016 09:04 AM
  3. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Of course I always just do the Win + D, Alt + f4 then hit enter thing on the keyboard. No grabbing the mouse neccasary.
    06-15-2016 09:10 AM
  4. Agunat's Avatar
    Thanks. That works great. 3 related evolutionary questions please. 1. I'm a wimp. Can we make it single click instead of double click to activate the shortcut? Can I customized the appearance of the icon? What command would I give the shortcut if I wanted to make one that would restart instead of shut down?

    Thanks in advance... Bob (any idea why I'm not getting an email when there is a replay to my post?)
    06-15-2016 11:00 AM
  5. VigneshB's Avatar
    1. I don't think so, unless you've it on the taskbar. Or else it would take effect system-wide(which I don't think you would prefer).
    2. Properties > Shortcut > Change Icon
    3. /r instead of /s
    4. Thread Tools(Just above your opening post) > Subscribe to this thread.
    Ed Boland likes this.
    06-15-2016 11:11 AM

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