Shut Down Windows Shortcut

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    Shut Down Windows Shortcut

    Shut Down Windows Shortcut

    How to Create a "Shut Down Windows" Shortcut in Windows 7
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    How to Create a "Shut Down Windows" Shortcut in Windows 7

       Information
    This will show you how to create a Shut Down Windows shortcut to use to select to either Switch user, Log off, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate, or Shutdown in Windows 7.

       Tip
    Normally you can press Alt+F4 while the desktop is in focus to also open the Shut Down Windows dialog box.


    EXAMPLE: Shut Down Windows
    Shut Down Windows Shortcut-example1.jpgShut Down Windows Shortcut-example2.jpg





    OPTION ONE

    To Download the "Shut Down Windows" Shortcut


    1. Click on the download button below to download the file below.
    Shut_Down_Windows.zip
    2. Click on Save and save the .zip file to the Desktop.

    3. Right click on the .zip file (on desktop) and click on Open.

    4. Select and extract the Shut Down Windows shortcut to the desktop.

    5. Right click on the Shut Down Windows shortcut and click on Properties, General tab, and the Unblock button. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: If the Unblock button is not there, then the shortcut is already unblocked. Continue on to step 8.
    Shut Down Windows Shortcut-unblock.jpg
    6. You can now move the Shut Down Windows shortcut to any location that you want for easy use.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .zip file (on desktop) if you would like to.



    OPTION TWO

    To Manually Create the "Shut Down Windows" Shortcut


    1. Right click on a empty space on your desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

    2. Type taskkill /im explorer.exe for the location, then click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
    Shut Down Windows Shortcut-step1.jpg
    3. Type Shut Down Windows for the name, then click on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
    Shut Down Windows Shortcut-step2.jpg
    4. Right click on the Shut Down Windows shortcut on the desktop, then click on Properties, Shortcut tab, and on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: You can use whatever name you would like for the shortcut though.
    Shut Down Windows Shortcut-step3.jpg
    5. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
    Shut Down Windows Shortcut-step4.jpg
    6. Copy and paste the location in bold below into the Browse line, then press enter. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: If you have a icon of your own that you would prefer to use, then click on the Browse button, navigate to it instead.
    C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll

    Shut Down Windows Shortcut-step5.jpg
    7. Select the icon you want (ex: Computer) and click on OK. (See screenshot above)

    8. To the right in Run, select Minimized from the drop doen menu and click on OK. (See screenshots below)
    NOTE: Selecting Minimized will get rid of the quick flash of the command prompt when you use this shortcut.
    Shut Down Windows Shortcut-step6.jpg Shut Down Windows Shortcut-minimize.jpg
    9. You can now move the Shut Down Windows shortcut to any location that you want for easy use.
    That's it,
    Shawn









  1. Posts : 8,476
    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
       #1

    I guess you collaborated the main posts in this thread to make a new tutorial for shutdown. Nice tutorial Shawn. :)
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  2. Posts : 70,219
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    Thread Starter
       #2

    LOL, yep. You beat me before I could add it. :)
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  3. Posts : 8,476
    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
       #3

    But it will be really useful for many people. :)
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  4. Posts : 1
    Dual boot - 7 Pro 64 bit/Vista 64 bit
       #4

    Thanks. This is a good one.
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  5. Posts : 70,219
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       #5

    You're welcome Roadrider, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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  6. Posts : 67
    Windows 7 x32
       #6

    Great, but is there any way to get rid of the cmd window that flashes up before it?
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  7. Posts : 8,476
    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
       #7

    jake66 said:
    Great, but is there any way to get rid of the cmd window that flashes up before it?
    The cmd window flashes just for less than a second. So I guess its fine.
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  8. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    jake66 said:
    Great, but is there any way to get rid of the cmd window that flashes up before it?
    Hello Jake,

    Yes there is. I have updated the tutorial to not have the command prompt flash for a second when using it. Please try the new download, or the new step 8 (manual) to stop it. :)
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  9. Posts : 67
    Windows 7 x32
       #9

    Yes, it works the manual way, but I don't think the download changed....(for me anyway.

    Thanks
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