Monday 30 June 2014

How to create shortcut icons for shutdown, restart and logout in windows 8

How to create shortcut icons for shutdown, restart and logout in windows 8
In windows 8, to access shutdown, restart and logout, we need to move our mouse in the top right corner and then use these options from the Settings>Power button. But what if you could get extra buttons for shutdown, restart and logout right on your desktop or in your taskbar, or in your taskbar?
Well, In this post, I'll tell you how to create shortcuts for shutdown, restart and logout in your task bar from where you can perform these actions just in a single click. simply follow the steps:
1. Right click on your desktop and click New > Shortcut.

new shortcut

2. Now type shutdown.exe /s /t 0 in the create shortcut box and click NEXT.

create shortcut

3. Now type the name of the shortcut, such as shutdown and click FINISH.


4. Now a shortcut icon will be created on your desktop. Right click over this icon and click PROPERTIES. Then click CHANGE ICON.

change icon

5. Now select any icon you like and click OK. The icon of your shortcut will be changed.

select any icon

6. Now, you can drag it and drop into your taskbar to make it a shutdown button. In the same way, you can create shortcut buttons for logout and restart also. Use the following text for step 2:
Logout : shutdown.exe /l
Restart : shutdown.exe /r /t 0
That's it. You have created your shortcut icons for shutdown, logout and restart. You can download the buttons from this link also.

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