Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Create a shortcut to Shutdown, Restart, Hibernate, Standby, and even logoff on your desktop.

This can be very very useful when you really get tired by the number of clicks you need to make to shutdown, or pressing the shift key to enter hibernation. Just make some shortcuts to these tasks on your desktop, and you can double click to access them.

1: Right click on your desktop (or inside any folder where you want this to be) and select New --> Shortcut.

2: The new shortcut wizard appears. Add the following link in the quotes without the quotes, in the box according to what you need.
For Shutdown : "shutdown.exe -s -t 0" (The 0 means the computer will wait zero seconds before shutting down)
For Restart : "shutdown.exe -r -t 0"
For Logoff : "shutdown.exe -l -t 0"
For Standby : "rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState Standby" (This one is not working when hibernation is enabled)
For Hibernation : "rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState Hibernate"
(You are making a shortcut to the windows file that does these. But when you make normal shortcuts it doesn't work.)

3: Give names that you like

4: Done. If you want to change the icon, right click, select Properties -->Shortcut --> Change Icon

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