Introduction: SHUTDOWN SHORTCUT

This is my first instructable. I am going to show you how to create shortucts to shutdown your computer. You can also make shortcuts to restart, log off, hibernate, and lock your computer.

Step 1: LETS START

Okay First we need to make a new shortcut.
1. Right click on desktop.
2. Scroll to "NEW"
3.Click on "SHORTUCT"
DONE FOR NOW

Step 2: NOW TO TYPE

A box should come up and ask the location of the shortcut. You can set a timer on the shutdown and restart icons. You can also have a message appear when you click on them.

****NOTE: THE FOLLOWING MUST BE TYPED EXACTLY. WHERE IT SAYS "SHUTDOWN" AFTER THE 2 EQUAL SIGNS IS WHAT YOU TYPE IN. ALSO NOTE: THE LOCK ICON IS DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER ONES.****

SHUTDOWN ICON== shutdown.exe -s -t 60 -c "TYPE MESSAGE HERE"

RESTART ICON== shutdown.exe -r -t 60 -c "MESSAGE HERE"

LOCK ICON== rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

HIBERNATE ICON== shutdown.exe -h

LOGOFF ICON== shutdown.exe -l

ABORT ICON== shutdown.exe -a

2. Click NEXT
3. NAME THE ICON WHAT YOU WANT
4. CLICK FINISH

Step 3: NOW MAKE IT PRETTY!

now you can change the icons look. TO do this:
1. Right Click on the icon
2. click PROPERTIES
3. CLick "CHANGE ICON"
4. A MESSAGE BOX WILL APPEAR JUST HIT "OK"
5. CHOOSE ICON
6. CLICK OK
7.YOUR DONE!

Comments

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Adam Flannigan (author)2010-12-06

I tryed the Hibernate one and i pressed it to Hibernate and It done no nothing

Explain That ??????????

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lockpick (author)2010-10-12

YOU HAVE LIMEWIRE! GASP. But seriously dont download stuff off that a lot of it is illegal.

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bombmaker2 (author)2010-02-14

does this work with xp too? i can't get it to do anything
 

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ricky-G (author)2009-03-07

there is one prblem the name becomes shtdown.exe help plz...

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bocaj812 (author)2008-12-13

i want that wallpaper... its very nice where can i get it?

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leatherleigh (author)2008-09-14

Where did you find that wallpaper?

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Kopolis777 (author)2008-06-11

Is hibernate the same as standby?

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ekulmeekul (author)Kopolis7772008-07-04

nope Hibernate stores all setting on the HDD and then kinda does a standby but only it doesnt keep the memory powered then when u switch it back on it pulles all those setting from the HDD again Standby just turnes off the screen and HDD and stuff but keeps the power flowing through the bus ans stuff

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Kopolis777 (author)ekulmeekul2008-07-09

oh ok.

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daviesa (author)2008-06-12

Every time I type in the shut down command I am told the computer can not find it. shutdown.exe-s-t60-c"Shutdown Started"

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ekulmeekul (author)daviesa2008-07-04

its called the spacebar! shutdown.exe -s -t 60 -c "Shutdown Started"is what it should look like.

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ekulmeekul (author)2008-07-04

i LOVE the lock function I'm sick of having to close everything and log off every time i don't want my computer used it also looks cool(i don't use the welcome screen)

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whitish (author)2007-09-13

what does lock do? i have heard of it before but i have never actually done it. how do you get out of it? and i have never heard of abort before what the heck is that?

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lopez8675 (author)whitish2008-06-22

for the most part lock does what it says, it locks your computer so no one else can get on, at least thats what its supposed to do

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mgy93 (author)whitish2007-09-13

the lock does the same thing as clicking Switch User it simply brings u back to the login page were u can select what user you want to go on. to get out of it simply login with ur password again.

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whitish (author)mgy932008-06-09

thx

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puffyfluff (author)whitish2008-06-08

Abort cancels the shutdown.

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berky93 (author)2008-04-23

this is great! good instructable, easy to use, useful for...um, stuff. >:)

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Hachiman (author)2008-04-07

Nicely done! Very straightforward and easy to follow instructions. thanks, 'cause I've been wanting one of these shortcuts for a while now.

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mgy93 (author)2008-02-10

first of all, you can use notepad for this....second of all kneecaps instructable was labeled fake shutdown virus. this instructable has shutdown,lock,restart,and logoff commands... not just shutdown!!!! and if u just try it, u will realize lock is the same as switch user,and abort cancels the shutdown or restart procedure

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Trav-i (author)2007-09-29

Hey how can u send this it says its and executable file and cannot be sent

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Thundertydus (author)Trav-i2008-02-09

dont use notepad

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pyroman22 (author)2008-01-09

oh and you copied Kneecaps instructable code for the shutdown one

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pyroman22 (author)2008-01-09

what does the abort command do?

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Trav-i (author)2007-09-29

if someone know the answer to my question email me at travismx15@hotmail.com

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mgy93 (author)2007-08-07

how do u figure?

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kneecaps (author)2007-08-07

dude u coppied my instructable

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mgy93 (author)2007-08-03

i could save time by double clicking in the same spot

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Punkguyta (author)2007-08-02

Now tell me.. what is it that makes you unable to make 2 extra clicks and shut down from the start menu????

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ionic (author)2007-08-01

The tutorial may work great if you don't own a Dell computer or maybe even an HP, Gateway...etc. For my dell I needed to use the following: SHUTDOWN: C:\i386\shutdown.exe -s -t 60 -c "Shutdown Started" (ICON located in shell32.dll) RESTART: C:\i386\shutdown.exe -r -t 5 -c "Restarting" HIBERNATE: C:\i386\shutdown.exe -h -t 5 -c "Restarting" STANDBY: C:\i386\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0 (ICON located in msgina.dll) Also, here is a list of the command syntax for shutdown.exe Syntax shutdown [{-l|-s|-r|-a}] [-f] [-m [\\ComputerName]] [-t xx] [-c "message"] [-d[u][p]:xx:yy] Top of pageTop of page Parameters -l : Logs off the current user, this is also the defualt. -m ComputerName takes precedence. -s : Shuts down the local computer. -r : Reboots after shutdown. -a : Aborts shutdown. Ignores other parameters, except -l and ComputerName. You can only use -a during the time-out period. -f : Forces running applications to close. -m [\\ComputerName] : Specifies the computer that you want to shut down. -t xx : Sets the timer for system shutdown in xx seconds. The default is 20 seconds. -c "message" : Specifies a message to be displayed in the Message area of the System Shutdown window. You can use a maximum of 127 characters. You must enclose the message in quotation marks. -d [u][p]:xx:yy : Lists the reason code for the shutdown. The following table lists the different values.

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tipsychimp (author)2007-08-01

anyone know what the text is just to log out??

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tipsychimp (author)tipsychimp2007-08-01

nvm it's just windows + l cuz i looked on the other instructable and they had it

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ll.13 (author)2007-08-01

Is that really what Vista looks like? and paying £150+ for it? You can get better eye candy for free.

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ll.13 (author)ll.132007-08-01

Oh, plus all those stupid annoying things to the right. (;

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LasVegas (author)2007-08-01

Mac keyboard shortcuts:

Note: For keyboards lacking the Eject key, use F12.

Shutdown: Command-Option-Control-Eject
Sleep: Command-Option-Eject
Restart: Command-Control-Eject
Logout: Command-Shift-Q

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!Andrew_Modder! (author)2007-07-31

lol i DONT Need this cause i got a NICE Memorex media Keyboard with Shutdown,Log off, Sleep, + like 30 more hot keys :-)

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crestind (author)2007-07-31

Forgot the name... it's from Caedes though. Something "Blue" lol. Cool!

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mrmath (author)2007-07-31

I don't know how you can get any work done with that wallpaper! MAN! OH! Wait...be nice....um....Nice step by steps stuff here....if I could only get past the wallpaper.... :)

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boogaloo (author)2007-07-31

sweet... already put it to use. thanx!

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zero0928 (author)2007-07-31

first comment its..ok been done allready