moderated Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer
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I suppose that since it is a shortcut, we could apply a shortcut key, such as control alt and another key that isn't used normally.
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From: Curtis Chong
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer
This information is very much appreciated. However, I have to wonder if it wouldn’t be easier, since you’re going to the Desktop anyway, simply to press Alt F4 and then select the Press Enter (since Shutdown is the default choice here).
1. Go to the desktop and make certain no item has focus. Then bring up the context menu, whether by SHIFT+F10 or the Applications/Context Menu key, and select New, Shortcut from that menu.
2. In the Create Shortcut dialog that comes up, in the "Type the location of the item" edit box, enter: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /r /t 5
then activate the Next button.
3. In the Type a name for this shortcut edit box, enter the name of your choosing. I tend to just call it something like "Restart in 5 seconds."
4. Activate the Finish button, which will place the shortcut using the name you choose on your desktop.
Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044
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