Do you want a quick way to Shutdown, Logoff or Reboot your XP computer using Icons on your desktop. Imagine only 1 click to shut it down instead of 3. Here’s how.

Right click an empty area of your desktop. Choose > New > shortcut.

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The Create a Shortcut Wizard will appear. Type “shutdown -s -t 00” without the quotes in the location box. This will create the Shutdown Icon. Click next

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Now type in whatever you want to name it. Most likely Shutdown. Click Finish.

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Now you have your Shutdown Icon on your desktop.

To create an icon for Restart Type follow the same instructions but type “shutdown -r -t 00” in the Create shortcut wizard and then name the icon Restart.

To create an icon for Logoff Type follow the same instructions but type “shutdown -l -t 00” in the Create shortcut wizard and then name the icon Logoff.

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Now we need to change those plain icons to something snazzier.

Right click the Shutdown Icon and choose Properties. Then click Change Icon.

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Then choose the one you like and click OK.

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Now do the same for the other 2 and your finished. Now just 1 click will set you free. Here are the codes one more time.

shutdown -s -t 00 (for shutdown)
shutdown -r -t 00 (for restart)
shutdown -l -t 00 (for logoff)

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To add the same icons in Windows Vista visit my other blog at VistaRevisited.



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