Moderated Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

Marty Hutchings

Hitting Windows key then Left arrow gets me nothing.  Hitting Windows key and Left Arrow at the same time gets me a list of open files.  I am using Windows 10.  Is this a Windows 11 key stroke?

On 8/8/2022 10:30 AM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
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
----- 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 Vogel
*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".


Brian *-*Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

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