How to Shutdown, Restart or Logoff Windows 8 with just one click.

Windows 7 and earlier operating systems, display the “Shutdown, Restart and Logoff” button in the Start menu options. But with Windows 8 operating system, you must perform four (4) actions to Power Off , Restart or Logoff your system.
You have to open the "right charms" menu and then choose: "Settings" > "Power" > "Shutdown" or "RestartHowever there is an easy way to put these functions on a shortcut in the Windows 8 task bar (or on your Desktop) and do these operations with just one click.

How to shutdown Windows 8 with just one click.

First of all you must create shortcuts using the following steps.

(Watch this tutorial in YouTube.)

Step 1. Create “Shutdown, Restart and Logoff” shortcuts.

1. Right-click at the screen’s bottom-left corner and from the pop-up menu, choose “Desktop“.

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2. Right click on the desktop and select “New > Shortcut”.

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3.  In the location box type one of the commands bellow for the corresponding button that you want to create:

A. For “Shutdown button type:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /C C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0

and press “Next”.

Note: The last character of the command is “zero”.

B. For “Restart” button type:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /C C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /r /t 0

Note: The last character of the command is “zero”.

C. For “LogOff” button type:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /C C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /l

Note: The last character of the command is “L”.

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Type a name for the shortcut: e.g. Shutdown and click "Finish".

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4. Now specify an icon for your new shortcut.

4a. Right click on the shortcut and select Properties.

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4b. In shortcut’s properties window, go to “Shortcut” tab and select “Change Icon”.

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4c. Click “Browse” at the right of “Look for icons in this file” box.

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4d. Then navigate to “C:\Windows\System32” folder and open “shell32.dll” file.

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4e. Select an Icon from the list of available icons and press “OK”.

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4f. Press “OK” again to close shortcut properties.

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Step 2: Place your button shortcut where you want:

A. To place your button in the taskbar: Right click on it and choose “Pin to Taskbar”.

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B. To place your button shortcut to Start: Right click on it and choose “Pin to Start

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Notice*: 

  • You can drag ‘n drop the new shortcut in any place you like.

 

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