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In Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7 there are different ways to shut down and restart the computer, the most frequently used among them — choosing «shutdown» in the start menu. However, many users prefer to create a shortcut off your desktop or laptop on the desktop, in the taskbar or anywhere else in the system. It may also be useful:.
In this tutorial details about creation of such labels, not only for shutdown but also to restart, sleep or hibernate. With the steps equally suitable and will work correctly for all recent versions of Windows.
Create shortcut shutdown computer on the desktop
In this example, the off label will be created on the desktop of Windows 10, but it can also pin to taskbar or start screen — as you prefer.
Click in the empty space of the desktop, right-click and select in context menu «New» — «Shortcut». This will open the new shortcut wizard, in which the first step is to specify the location of the object.
In Windows there is a built-in program shutdown.exe with the help of which we can shut down and restart the computer with the necessary parameters you should use in the target box of the shortcut being created.
- shutdown-s -t 0 (zero) to turn off the computer
- shutdown-r -t 0 — shortcut to restart your computer
- shutdown-l for logoff
And finally, for the hibernate shortcut in the target field you should enter the following (not Shutdown): rundll32.exe powrprof.dll, SetSuspendState 0,1,0
After entering the command, click «Next» and enter a name for the shortcut, for example, «turn Off computer» and click «Finish».
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The label is ready, however it may be reasonable to change its icon so that it mostly conformed to the action. To do this:
After that, clicking on the shortcut right mouse button you can also pin it to start screen or taskbar in Windows 10 and 8, for more convenient access it by selecting the corresponding context menu item. In Windows 7 pinning a shortcut to the taskbar, just drag it with the mouse.
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