moderated Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

Dennis Brown

Not sure if this has been covered, but I have a shortcut named Boot System that restarts the system.
I use this for the command line in the shortcut:
C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /r /t 00
Don't remember what the command line arguments mean, but it restarts my system.
Dennis T. Brown

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2022 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

Strangely, alt + F4 only works for me when I'm actually focused on the desktop, even with all other things closed out, alt + F4 does nothing here until I do windows M, then I can alt F4 to close windows.
So sometimes I just tap the windows key and left arrow to shutdown and enter.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 10:16 AM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

Alt+F4 is what I do, for one thing you don't have to first locate the
shortcut to use it so it's much quicker.


On 8/8/2022 11:14 AM, Curtis Chong wrote:

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).


Curtis Chong

*From:* <> *On Behalf Of *Brian
*Sent:* Monday, August 08, 2022 9:14 AM
*Subject:* Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

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.

If you were to want that restart to begin immediately, with no option
to cancel, then change that 5 to a zero. That, or get rid of the "/t 5"
entirely and substitute it with "/l".


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