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Fast Shutdown and/or Restart From Quick Launch Buttons
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Unrated
Fast Shutdown and/or Restart From Quick Launch Buttons

Right click on your desktop, scroll to new..... shortcut
In the location line, for shutdown type;   shutdown -s -t 0   ie: shutdown(space)-s(space)-t(space)number zero
Name the shortcut "Shut Down PC" or whatever u want
The new shortcut is now sitting on your desktop, right click on it and go to properties, then click on "change icon". Click OK, then pick a suitable icon, there is a red "off button" icon available, then click apply and ok.
Now drag the icon from your desktop into the quick launch toolbar, resize the toolbar so all the buttons are visible, then delete the shortcut from your desktop.
To create a restart button the location line should read    shutdown -r -t 0   name it restart pc and give it a suitable icon for restart.

Now you can shut down or restart your pc in 1 mouse click without having to go through the startup menu.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    that's extremely bravo
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it was simple and easy
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    on xp i was having a very difficult time getting the restart icon featured in the box which appears after clicking on turn off computer on start menu (green icon with white lines portruding from an imaginary 3mm in diameter circle) i even took a screen shot and used paint and icon editor to make an icon exactly the same as it but windows would not use recognise it as a valid icon file... -.-
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    simply put.
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Slick, I put in to Rocket Doc.
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Straight to the point procedure. Excellent!
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    such a big old tip wasted 2 min
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Fantastic!
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I knew that.
     
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