Sep 3 2007

Use 1 Click To Shutdown Restart or Logoff Vista

We could all use some more time in our lives, so here’s a way to shave a few seconds every time we need to Shutdown, Reboot or Logoff your computer. Lets create 3 desktop icons to Shutdown, Restart or Logoff your computer with 1 click.

This tip was very popular on my other Blog at KevinsCrate.com/blog so I updated it for Vista and add it here.

Right Click a open area of your Desktop and choose New > Shortcut.

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The Create a Shortcut Wizard will appear. Type “shutdown -s -t 00” without the quotes in the location box. This will create the Shutdown Icon. Click next

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Use the name offered Shutdown.exe Click finish.

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Now you have your Shutdown Icon on your desktop.

To create an icon for Restart Type follow the same instructions but type “shutdown -r -t 00” in the Create shortcut wizard and then name the icon Restart.

To create an icon for Logoff Type follow the same instructions but type “shutdown -l -t 00” in the Create shortcut wizard and then name the icon Logoff.

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Now we need to change those default icons to something snazzier.

Right click the Shutdown Icon and choose Properties. Then click Change Icon.

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Now you can choose what ever icon you like, then click Ok.

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Now do the same for the other 2 icons and your all set.

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Here are the codes one more time.

shutdown -s -t 00 (for shutdown)
shutdown -r -t 00 (for restart)
shutdown -l -t 00 (for logoff)

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    1. Create Icons To Shutdown,Logoff Or Reboot Your Computer With 1 Click | Kevins Crate.com/Blog wrote:

      […] To add the same icons in Windows Vista visit my other blog at VistaRevisited. […]

      August 11th, 2008 at 6:32 pm
    1. Doug said:

      Nice shortcuts….

      THANKS !

      February 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    2. Kevin said:

      @ Doug, Thanks for visiting.
      Kevin.

      February 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

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