Thursday, September 08, 2011


Ever calculate how many clicks required to shutdown Microsoft Windows? Three clicks(Start > Turn Off computer.. > Turn Off).

I want faster and simple way to shutdown my computer. My office PC’s keyboard does not has a “shutdown” so I added aShutdown computer shortcut on windows desktop.
1.   Right click on any blank space of windows desktop -> New -> Shortcut. A “Create Shortcut” window will open.

2.   In the blank, type in:
shutdown.exe -s -t 0
It means, shutdown and wait for Zero second. Click “Next” button for next step.

 3.   Type in whatever name you like in the blank. I use “Shutdown”. Then, click “Finish” button.

4.   You are done. A new shutdown shortcut is on your windows desktop!
Hey, it is not a shutdown icon like yours!
By default, the shortcut use a “unknown application” icon. We can change it, of course.
5.  Right click on the Shutdown shortcut icon, click “Properties” -> click “Change icon…”. It will popup an alert, ignore it by clicking “Ok” button. You will get a list of icons to choose from

Spot the Shutdown icon? Select it and click “OK” button twice. Done.

Now, only need one click to shutdown computer.

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