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Windows 7: Hotkey to shutdown immediately ?

29 Apr 2011   #1
mistamontiel

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 
Hotkey to shutdown immediately ?

I've referred to Shut Down Windows Shortcut

First time I did a hotkey, somehow it worked, BUT it asked me "What do you want the computer to do?"

I wouldn't like it sitting on my desktop either. & now the hotkey is not working whatsoever. I'd like to just press the keys anytime anywhere so my PC will shut right down. Please assist


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29 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Pressing the Windows key will take you directly to the start menu, and you can shut down there.

There are various other key combinations which will shut down immediately, but whether they work correctly depends on how you have things set up.

This is one;

Press the Windows Key <Win> and then release it. Press the Right Arrow key < -> > . Now press <Enter>

Regards....Mike Connor
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29 Apr 2011   #3
mistamontiel

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

That's not a hotkey. That's 3 steps to shut down.
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29 Apr 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mistamontiel View Post
That's not a hotkey. That's 3 steps to shut down.
These combinations are generally known as "Hotkeys".

If you want to shut down using a single key press, then you have to program a key to do so.

You can do it using autohotkey;

AutoHotkey - Free Mouse and Keyboard Macro Program with Hotkeys and AutoText

the command sequence required to shut down Windows immediately is ;

Code:
Shutdown.exe -s -t 00
Using a single key to send this command sequence is not advisable, as there is too much chance of one hitting it accidentally.

Regards....Mike Connor
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29 Apr 2011   #5
SmurofNeves

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

Have you tried holding down your winkey then pressing F4 > Enter....

Alt + F4 closes any open window... By default
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29 Apr 2011   #6
mistamontiel

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

Ctrl+Shift+N = Create new folder. That's a hotkey. Why of course I know Alt+F4.

Alright, I will try & program two keys with that link there bud.

Thanks much Mike Connor
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29 Apr 2011   #7
SmurofNeves

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mistamontiel View Post
That's not a hotkey. That's 3 steps to shut down.
These combinations are generally known as "Hotkeys".

If you want to shut down using a single key press, then you have to program a key to do so.

You can do it using autohotkey;

AutoHotkey - Free Mouse and Keyboard Macro Program with Hotkeys and AutoText

the command sequence required to shut down Windows immediately is ;

Code:
Shutdown.exe -s -t 00
Using a single key to send this command sequence is not advisable, as there is too much chance of one hitting it accidentally.

Regards....Mike Connor
Mike,I'm sure you can even make it an icon on the desktop...What do you think..
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29 Apr 2011   #8
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mistamontiel View Post
Ctrl+Shift+N = Create new folder. That's a hotkey. Why of course I know Alt+F4.

Alright, I will try & program two keys with that link there bud.

Thanks much Mike Connor
My pleasure.

If you prefer it, you can save that command sequence as a batch file. Pressing the Icon will shutdown Windows immediately.



Regards....Mike Connor
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29 Apr 2011   #9
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SmurofNeves View Post

Mike,I'm sure you can even make it an icon on the desktop...What do you think..
Yes. See my previous post.

Regards....Mike Connor
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29 Apr 2011   #10
SmurofNeves

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

I also see you don't need 00 you can just use 0 ,, -R (restart) ,, -I (Log off.)

Just copy & paste mike's code in a shortcut on your desktop...
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