Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Create Shutdown, Restart, Log off, Sleep shortcut on your desktop

    As the way by using keyboard shortcut to shutdown the computer, another way is to create desktop shortcut for these menus in your Windows 8 computer. This tutorial will walk you through the process of creating shortcut for various power options, like shortcut to shutdown, restart, log off, and sleep.

Create SHUTDOWN shortcut


Right click on a empty area on your desktop, and then click new > shortcut


A create shortcut Window will be open. In the wizard, type shutdown.exe -s -t 00. And click Next.






Name the shortcut as Shutdown, and click Finish.





Then select appropriate icon for it.
  [To give icon: right click on the shortcut that you have created > properties > shortcut tab > click on change icosn button, select one icon from the icon list, and click OK]





To create RESTART shortcut 


In the first box of create shortcut wizard, type shutdown -r -t 00, and name the shortcut as Restart  and select appropriate icon for the shortcut.

To create LOG OFF shortcut


In the first box of create shortcut wizard, type Shutdown.exe -L, and name the shortcut as Log off and select appropriate icon for the shortcut.

To create SLEEP shortcut


In the first box of create shortcut wizard, type Rundll32.exe Powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep, and name the shortcut as Sleep and select appropriate icon for the shortcut.