Monday, 1 September 2008

Shutdown and Reboot Shortcut

You can create a shortcut to shutdown or reboot computer on your desktop is a easy by following in this step :

  1. Right click on the desktop --> New --> Shortcut
  2. For 'Type the location of the item', type -- > shutdown
  3. Click 'Next' --> 'Type a name for this shortcut', type --> Shutdown (depend on you), Click 'Finish'
  4. When you want Shutdown PC --> Double-clicking on shortcut it will shut down your PC

In 'Type the location of the item', you can add any combination of several switches to do extra duty, like this :

  • shutdown -r -t 01 -c "Rebooting your PC"

Double-click on that shortcut will reboot your PC after a one-second delay and display the message "Rebooting your PC."

The shutdown command includes a variety of switches you can use to customize it. See Lists on below :

  • -s (Shuts down the PC)

  • -l (Logs off the current user)

  • t nn (Indicates the duration of delay, in seconds, before performing the action)

  • -c "messagetext" (Displays a message in the System Shutdown window. A maximum of 127 characters can be used. The message must be enclosed in quotation marks)

  • -f (Forces any running applications to shut down)

  • -r (Reboots the PC)

This is an Example :

  • shutdown -s -t 03 -c "Shutdown PC"

(Shutdown PC with log off, delay 3 seconds, Displays a message "Shutdown PC")

  • shutdown -r -t 03 -c "Reboot PC"

(Shutdown PC with reboot after, delay 3 seconds, Displays a message "Reboot PC")

Note : You can change Icon of shortcut by right click on shortcut --> Properties , tab 'shortcut' --> click 'Change Icon'

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