How to create Shutdown, Restart, Sleep Shortcut in Windows 10, 8

Create Shutdown, Restart, Sleep Shortcut in Windows 10, 8. – Windows 8  inbuilt metro screen window is recognized as a modern interface. In this, we do not find the power button on start button task pane or anywhere in windows 10, 8. In this situation, we have to perform power actions (Shutdown, Restart or sleep etc) through charms bar or special keyboard shortcut ( ALT+F4 ). Thus we may create a custom shortcut icon of following power buttons in windows 8 screen.

 

Create Shutdown, Restart, Sleep Shortcut in Windows 10, 8 

Shut down shortcut –

  • Right click on the desktop screen and choose New.
  • Select Shortcut menu from the new drop down menu.
create Shutdown, Restart, Sleep Shortcut in Windows 10, 8
  • In Create Shortcut window , type following command in required location tab box  –
                      shutdown.exe –s –t 00
create Shutdown, Restart, Sleep Shortcut in Windows 10, 8
  • Click Next button, Type a require shortcut name like  Shutdown and click Finish button.
shoudown shortcut name

Now Shut down shortcut Icon has been created on desktop screen and you may change it  in a new look to get access comfortably.

  • Go to desktop screen and find recent create Shutdown shortcut icon and choose its Properties.
Select Icon Properties box e1478067105230
  • In Shutdown Properties dialog box, select Shortcut tab on top pane and Click Change Icon button.
Choose Change Icon
  • Then new dialog box displays some information and click OK button.
shutdown icon message
  • Here you can select Power Icon logo from icon lists and click OK button.
Select Icon logo
  • Click OK and Apply button at the bottom of Shutdown Properties dialog box.
Close Shortcut Iocn dialog box
  • Now your desktop screen will show Shutdown Shortcut Icon in the new look up (red logo) .

Remarks

If you want to create another power button shortcut (Restart, Sleep, Hibernate etc) icon on desktop screen then type following commands and follow same above ways.

Create Restart Shortcut Icon in Windows 10, 8

Follow the process written above and write the following shortcut code in the location bar.

Shutdown.exe -r -t 00

Similarly, you can create Sleep Shortcut Icon using the following shortcut code:

rundll32.exe poweprof.dll, setsuspendstate

Log off Shortcut Icon

Shutdown.exe –L

These shortcut icons will let you start, sleep, Restart, log off directly from your desktop.

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