SHUTDOWN SHORTCUT

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Intro: 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!

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    41 Discussions

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    ShwetamS

    10 months ago

    Download nhi ho raha h sir

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    Adam Flannigan

    7 years ago on Step 2

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

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

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    lockpick

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    bombmaker2

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    ricky-G

    9 years ago on Step 3

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

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    bocaj812

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    ekulmeekulKopolis777

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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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    daviesa

    10 years ago on Step 2

    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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    ekulmeekuldaviesa

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    ekulmeekul

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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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    lopez8675whitish

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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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    mgy93whitish

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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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    berky93

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Hachiman

    10 years ago on Step 3

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