Shutting down your Windows computer is pretty quick – in Windows 10 it only takes three clicks. But why do unnecessary actions every day, because you can simplify them a little. All you have to do is create a shortcut to turn off your computer. Thus, you will be able to save your time.
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How to create a computer shutdown icon
To create a shutdown icon, right click on the desktop, hover over the menu “Create” and select “Label”…
A menu will appear “Create shortcut”… In a text box “Specify the location of the object” enter the following command and press “Further”:
shutdown.exe /s /t 00
In the next window, enter a name for the new shortcut if necessary. By default, the word Shutdown will be substituted, but you can choose another.
Now press “Done” to complete the shortcut creation process.
A new shutdown icon will appear on the desktop.
Now, when you double-click on the icon, your computer shuts down instantly.
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How to change the image on the label
By default, the resulting icon looks plain. The fix is simple enough.
Right click on the shortcut and select “Properties”…
Go to the tab “Label” and click on the button Change Icon…
In the pop-up that appears, click OK…
Select the appropriate icon and click OK.
Click on “Apply”…
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Other useful shortcuts
As you may have guessed, in addition to shutdown, you can create several other shortcuts for other actions. The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice one shortcut to get another – you can create as many as you like.
The steps are similar to those already discussed, only you must enter different commands for each shortcut.
So again, just right click on your desktop, hover over “Create” and select “Label”… Then enter any of the commands below to create any other shortcuts you need.
Shutdown.exe /r /t 00
Go to sleep
rundll32.exe powrprof.dll, SetSuspendState 0,1,0
Entering hibernation mode
rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState
Lock your PC
Rundll32.exe User32.dll, LockWorkStation