Shut down your computer on double click -Tweaks

On 23 December, 2006 by Carol

Update :

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If your shortcut isn\’t working, then try using this :

For shutdown : %SystemRoot%\\system32\\shutdown.exe -s -t 09

(you can set the timer -o9- to less, but i reccomend that you leave it on 09)

For Reboot : %SystemRoot%\\system32\\shutdown.exe -r

For StandyBy or Hibernation :

%windir%\\system32\\rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState

Here is a cool trick which makes it easier to shut down your computer without having to go to Start and then shutdown.

Right click on your desktop and when the pop up menu appears, choose New, then Shortcut.

When the shortcut pop up appears type in : SHUTDOWN -s -t 01 and click Next and type a name. I called it Shutdown Computer.

\"computer

You\’re done.

Now all you have to do is to give this shortcut an icon.

Right click on the new created shortcut and go to Properties and then Change Icon. You should be able to pick up any icon you want but it is best to pick up the shutdown icon.

\"windows

That\’s it!

Enjoy it!

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43 Responses to “Shut down your computer on double click -Tweaks”

  • Fow what ever reason I can not get this to work for me. The shortcut
    contains “C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe -r (or -s) -t01

    I couldn’t get the instruction to work.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

  • Fow what ever reason I can not get this to work for me. The shortcut
    contains “C:WINDOWSsystem32shutdown.exe -r (or -s) -t01

    I couldn’t get the instruction to work.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

  • You can do that with one of the Sysinternals Suite’s app Psshutdown.exe
    You make few shortcuts with it and other things.
    Here’s the direct link to the Suit.

    In the Suit, look firts to the help file called Sysinternals Pstools and then look for the commands for Psshutdown.

  • You can do that with one of the Sysinternals Suite’s app Psshutdown.exe
    You make few shortcuts with it and other things.
    Here’s the direct link to the Suit.

    In the Suit, look firts to the help file called Sysinternals Pstools and then look for the commands for Psshutdown.

  • Does anyone know the shortcut for Stand By?

  • Does anyone know the shortcut for Stand By?

  • Umm..with that button on my desktop and i still use the old fashion shutdown because i don’t whether it will save my settings or not.

    Thanks for the comment Cypher.

  • Umm..with that button on my desktop and i still use the old fashion shutdown because i don’t whether it will save my settings or not.

    Thanks for the comment Cypher.

  • nice trick. but i always use this: windows > u > u. it is really simple. he3. anyway thanks for the info. :)

  • nice trick. but i always use this: windows > u > u. it is really simple. he3. anyway thanks for the info. :)

  • The only problem I can see is that the create shortcut picture is running into the recent post list at the moment.Apart from that it looks well.

  • The only problem I can see is that the create shortcut picture is running into the recent post list at the moment.Apart from that it looks well.

  • What do you mean? Did you had problems with it, like seeing it or something?

    I was trying to put a second sidebar but it went wrong. Let me know if have troubles with it.

  • What do you mean? Did you had problems with it, like seeing it or something?

    I was trying to put a second sidebar but it went wrong. Let me know if have troubles with it.

  • What’s happening Carol,are you having problems with the new theme.

  • What’s happening Carol,are you having problems with the new theme.

  • Looking very nice Carol,hope you’ve had a good Christmas

  • Looking very nice Carol,hope you’ve had a good Christmas

  • Hey Ashish, you must answer them on your blog.

  • Hey Ashish, you must answer them on your blog.

  • Cool Stuff!!!

    PS: you asked me to answer those interview question where do i answer them

  • Cool Stuff!!!

    PS: you asked me to answer those interview question where do i answer them

  • Another new home?!
    And a profile pic… :)
    I just came by to wish you a Merry Christmas!

  • Another new home?!
    And a profile pic… :)
    I just came by to wish you a Merry Christmas!

  • Try windows button followed by u, u.

  • Try windows button followed by u, u.

  • Karel, i barely use the shortcuts because i like better the clicks.

    Ashock, the truth is i thought of that, but if the icon is distinctive between the others and positioned away from the icons you usually click on, then it shouldn’t be a problem.

    Ajay, you can do whatever you wish with it.

  • Karel, i barely use the shortcuts because i like better the clicks.

    Ashock, the truth is i thought of that, but if the icon is distinctive between the others and positioned away from the icons you usually click on, then it shouldn’t be a problem.

    Ajay, you can do whatever you wish with it.

  • Neat trick, but extremely risky!

    Mind if I feature it in my Tips section of Techtites Daily?
    Will link to you ofcourse :)

  • Neat trick, but extremely risky!

    Mind if I feature it in my Tips section of Techtites Daily?
    Will link to you ofcourse :)

  • Cool tip, but it always better to have long process of shutdown, what if we accidently clicked on icon.

  • Cool tip, but it always better to have long process of shutdown, what if we accidently clicked on icon.

  • You can also add a keybind to that shortcut. It’s one click better than Alt+F4.

  • You can also add a keybind to that shortcut. It’s one click better than Alt+F4.

  • I tested it and it works.
    As an alternative, one could look into System 32 for the shortcuts for Shutdown, Log off,Restart and send them to the Desktop.

    I did that with the Log off but i can’t seem to find the restart Shortcut.

    Thanks for the Apple tip.

  • I tested it and it works.
    As an alternative, one could look into System 32 for the shortcuts for Shutdown, Log off,Restart and send them to the Desktop.

    I did that with the Log off but i can’t seem to find the restart Shortcut.

    Thanks for the Apple tip.

  • That’s a neat trick! I’ll have to remember that on my workplace’s computers.

    In case anyone wants to know, Apple’s shutdown shortcut is control+option+command+eject. Shutdown without so much as an “are you sure” query.

  • That’s a neat trick! I’ll have to remember that on my workplace’s computers.

    In case anyone wants to know, Apple’s shutdown shortcut is control+option+command+eject. Shutdown without so much as an “are you sure” query.

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