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Shut Down - Add to Desktop Context Menu

How to Add "Shut Down" Computer to the Desktop Context Menu in Windows 7
Published by Brink
31 Aug 2011
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How to Add "Shut Down" Computer to the Desktop Context Menu in Windows 7

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This will show you how to add or remove Shut Down Computer to the desktop context menu in Vista and Windows 7.

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EXAMPLE: Shut Down Computer in Desktop Context Menu
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Here's How:
1. To Add "Shut Down" to the Desktop Context Menu
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Add_Shut_Down_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Remove "Shut Down" from the Desktop Context Menu
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Remove_Shut_Down_from_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg
download
3. Click on Save, and save the REG file to the desktop.

4. Double click on the REG file to merge it, and click on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted to approve the merge.

5. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

6. Right click on your desktop to see the change.
That's it,
Shawn




31 Aug 2011   #1
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice Brink thanks!

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31 Aug 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you.
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01 Sep 2011   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Amazing work as usual Shawn. You must dream about tutorials.
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01 Sep 2011   #4
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Thats good work right there - thanks Brink.
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01 Sep 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thanks guys. If I spot a need or request for one in the forums, I try to create one for it.
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01 Sep 2011   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Buuut, when do you sleep, work, eat, etc?
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08 Sep 2011   #7
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Shawn is it correct there is no closing windows sound when using these or is it just me.

Danny
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08 Sep 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Danny,

The shutdown and restart ones do not since I use the /f (force) switch in their command to help make sure that they force anything open to close before executing to prevent delays. If you would like to hear the sound when used, then you could edit the add REG file to remove the /f switch from the command part of the entry, and merge it again to make the change in the registry.

For example with shutdown:

(forced quick shutdown without sound played)
Quote:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Shut Down Computer\command]
@="shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f"
(shutdown and sound plays)
Quote:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Shut Down Computer\command]
@="shutdown.exe -s -t 00"
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08 Sep 2011   #9
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Shawn

I Was beginning to think it was time for a hearing test
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