Create Shutdown, Restart, Log Off, Suspend Shortcuts on Windows Desktop

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  1. pbrigido

    What a great practical tool! I actually went to the Handy Shortcuts link provided and downloaded it. I love simple yet effective things like this. Thanks much!

  2. hackerman1

    Hi !

    There is also a way to add a shortcut to “sleep-mode”.
    Normally you have to enter the “administrator password” every time, since the system command needs elevated privileges.
    But my program works without any password.
    Read my post in the forum.
    “A program to put your computer in sleep-mode, without any passwords.”:

  3. taewoo hong

    hey im on windows 7 pro but my logging off wont work plz help

  4. nguyenhuuhieu

    Is there anyway for these shortcut to ask before shutdown/sleep/lock? Like when you double click one, it will show a message saying “Are you sure want to shutdown? Yes / No” to prevent missing click? Please answer, I need this. Thanks.

  5. Shaun

    Actually, the shortcut I use sort of does this. Instead of just executing one action, it opens the “Shut Down Windows” dialog box. Shutdown is the default selection, but you can select Sleep, Restart, Log Off, or Switch User very easily.

    Use this command in your shortcut:
    taskkill.exe /im explorer.exe

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  7. Jasmine

    thanks and it works in windows 10, but i am wandering for LOCK shortcut, so is there any way to create a shorctur for LOCK in windows 10?

  8. Lars Vassenjansen

    Ummm, it’s called pressing the Win+L keys simultaneously :/

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