create shortcut to shutdown and restart

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
This post will show how to create shortcuts for shutdown & restart your system without taking long way to find your restart and shutdown buttons. the procedure as follows.

Shutdown
  • Right click on desktop, point to new, click create shortcut
  • In the location field (space near browse button) type shutdown -s -t 0 and click next
  • Now type a name for shortcut and click finish
  • Now double click shortcut to shutdown your pc
Note - if you want you can change the icon of newly created shortcut, just right click on shortcut and click properties, now in the "shortcut" tab click change icon button, pick icon as you like click ok, then apply and ok.

Restart
  • Right click on desktop, point to new, click create shortcut
  • In the location field (space near browse button) type shutdown -r -t 0 and click next
  • Now type a name for shortcut and click finish
  • Now double click shortcut to restart your pc
Tip - instead double clicking shortcut you can add them to quick launch at taskbar to perform single click operation. first you need to put quick launch to taskbar, right click on taskbar and click properties, in "taskbar" tab select show quick launch by checking the box. click apply and ok. now drag newly created shortcut to quick launch.

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