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How to create Shutdown Shortcut button in Windows 8&8.1

Monday, April 20, 2015

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Do you want to make your PC easier to shut down? In this article, I will guide you how to create a shortcut for shutdown and how to schedule your PC to shutdown at any time.
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How to Create a Shutdown Shortcut button in Windows 8, Windows 8.1?

The easiest way to shut down your Windows 8 & 8.1 PC with one click.

One of the ways is to use Keyboard Shortcuts to power down Windows. There’s an easy way to put the shutdown and restart functions just one click away from the desktop and Start screen. Just create shortcuts for both actions using the following steps:

Step 1: Go to Desktop and Right Click then go new and Click Shortcut menu.

Step 2: Enter the following Code in Shortcut bar.Make Shutdown Button Code is: shutdown -s -t 0


Make Restart Button Code is: shutdown -r -t 0

Make Log off Button Code is: shutdown -l -t 0


Step 3: Change the Setup Icon Go to Shutdown Button Properties then click Change Icon and Choose your Icon Done.




Step 4: Right click the shortcut and select Pin to Start. The shutdown icon will now appear on your Start screen.

Step 5: Drag the shutdown icon to a prominent place on your Start screen. We recommend putting it in the first column to the left so you will always see it.


Step 6: Right click the icon and select Pin to Task bar if you want the shortcut to live on your desktop’s task bar as well.

Step 7: Repeat the previous steps to create a Restart or Log Off button. 

Extra tips: With the steps above, your PC can achieve quick shutdown, restart and logoff, but how about when you want your PC to shutdown automatically when you are not around. For example, you are downloading something from the internet or you are converting some files while you go outside or go to sleep. An automatic shutdown feature will come in real handy. I got the right solution for this: download Wise Auto Shutdown, and set the time you want your computer to shut down, restart, etc. Then your computer will shut down or log off at the exact time you set.