How to shut down your PC using a shortcut on the desktop?

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Start then Stop, all users know the classic method to turn off their computer. There are also techniques to shut down your PC more quickly, in particular thanks to a simple shortcut on the desktop

How to do?

Here is the method to add a shortcut on the desktop to shut down your PC with a simple double-click of the mouse:
  • Right-click on the desktop and select the option New and Shortcut;
  • In the text field next to Browse, enter the line shutdown.exe-s-t 00 or %SystemRoot%System32shutdown.exe -s -t 0 if the first does not work;



  • Click on Next then enter the Shortcut name best suited to your needs, then click on finish;

All you have to do is double-click on the icon to immediately shut down the PC.

To learn more

This blank shortcut can be customized by right clicking on the icon and selecting the option Manufacturing .


It is thus possible to;

  • Change icon thanks to the option of the same name;
  • Add a shortcut key to be performed on the keyboard;
  • Enter a comment to inform other PC users of the nature of the shortcut
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To create a standby shortcut, just type rundll32.exe powrprof.dll, SetSuspendState 0,1,0 when creating the shortcut.

Finally, note that it is possible to turn off your PC with the keyboard shortcut Alt + F4.

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