May 14

How to create a shut down and reboot shortcut on your computer

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There are times you want to shut down or reboot your PC by just clicking on a desktop icon or just pressing a hot-key combination. It is just convenient? This post will show you how to do it. It is very simple, and everyone will be able to do this.

How to create a shut down shortcut on your desktop

  1. On your desktop, right click anywhere or press the CTRL + Spacebar, to unselect the current icon, and press Applications.
  2. Scroll down to the “New” submenu and click or press Enter.
  3. Scroll down to the “Shortcut” item and click or press Enter.
  4. In the “Type the location of the item” field, type “shutdown /p” without the quotation marks and press Enter.
  5. In the “Type a name for your shortcut” field, type any suitable name and press Enter.
  6. Locate the shortcut on the desktop, right click and click properties or press ALT + Enter.
  7. Tab to “Shortcut key – Hot-key” and press any hot-key combination and press Enter.
    Note: make sure it’s not a combination you might press by accident. You don’t want to be caught shutting down your PC when you are busy with something important, right?
  8. You are done!

How to create a Reboot shortcut on your desktop

  1. On your desktop, right click anywhere or press the CTRL + Spacebar, to unselect the current icon, and press Applications.
  2. Scroll down to the “New” submenu and click or press Enter.
  3. Scroll down to the “Shortcut” item and click or press Enter.
  4. In the “Type the location of the item” field, type “shutdown /r /t 0” without the quotation marks and press Enter.
  5. In the “Type a name for your shortcut” field, type any suitable name and press Enter.
  6. Locate the shortcut on the desktop, right click and click properties or press ALT + Enter.
  7. Tab to “Shortcut key – Hot-key” and press any hot-key combination and press Enter.
    Note: make sure it’s not a combination you might press by accident. You don’t want to be caught Rebooting your PC when you are busy with something important, right?
  8. You are done!

Enjoy your shortcuts!
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