moderated 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  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Curtis Chong
 

Greetings:

 

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).

 

Kindly,

 

Curtis Chong

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 9:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Gene Warner
 

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.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 11:14 AM, Curtis Chong wrote:
Greetings:
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).
Kindly,
Curtis Chong
*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Brian Vogel
*Sent:* Monday, August 08, 2022 9:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*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
*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.**
*     ~ Lauren Bacall


 

I can't disagree with you gentlemen, at all.  But there seems to be a contingent that loves to use desktop shortcuts.  I've created these for Restart, Immediate Shutdown, and similar although I never use them myself.

ALT + F4 from the desktop is very easy.  I also don't find it all that difficult to hit the Start/Windows Key, navigate to Power and activate it, then choose the one I wish to do.

But to each his or her own.  I am not in favor of the desktop shortcut method, but just answering a direct question posed and not burying that answer in a topic where future archive searchers are less likely to find it.
--

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

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


K0LNY
 


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.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

Greetings:

 

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).

 

Kindly,

 

Curtis Chong

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 9:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


K0LNY
 

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.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
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.

Gene...

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

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).

Kindly,

Curtis Chong

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Brian Vogel
*Sent:* Monday, August 08, 2022 9:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.**
* ~ Lauren Bacall


Gene Warner
 

The last version of Windows that had shutdown on the start menu was Window 7, pressing the windows key in Windows 10 gets you the search box.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 11:30 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
enter.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
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.
Gene...
On 8/8/2022 11:14 AM, Curtis Chong wrote:
Greetings:

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).

Kindly,

Curtis Chong

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Brian Vogel
*Sent:* Monday, August 08, 2022 9:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.**
* ~ Lauren Bacall


Curtis Chong
 

Hello:

" So sometimes I just tap the windows key and left arrow to shutdown and
enter."

Strangely, this does not work for me in Windows 10. And yes, the focus really does need to be on the Desktop before you can push Alt F4 to invoke the Shutdown dialog. You could also be focused on the Taskbar, too, and this would work.

Best,

Curtis Chong

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 9:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
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.

Gene...

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

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).

Kindly,

Curtis Chong

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Brian Vogel
*Sent:* Monday, August 08, 2022 9:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.**
* ~ Lauren Bacall


Kevin Minor
 

Hi.

 

Another way to get to the SHUTDOWN/RESTART Windows is hitting WINDOWS+X.

 

This is what I use.

 

Kevin, Valerie and Jilly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2022 11:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

 

I can't disagree with you gentlemen, at all.  But there seems to be a contingent that loves to use desktop shortcuts.  I've created these for Restart, Immediate Shutdown, and similar although I never use them myself.

ALT + F4 from the desktop is very easy.  I also don't find it all that difficult to hit the Start/Windows Key, navigate to Power and activate it, then choose the one I wish to do.

But to each his or her own.  I am not in favor of the desktop shortcut method, but just answering a direct question posed and not burying that answer in a topic where future archive searchers are less likely to find it.
--

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

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


 

On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:37 AM, Curtis Chong wrote:
And yes, the focus really does need to be on the Desktop before you can push Alt F4 to invoke the Shutdown dialog.
-
Or anything else, really, that you don't want to be applied to the thing that has focus "by default" when you happen to land on the desktop.

That's one of the reasons, in the instructions I posted at the outset, that I emphasized that you needed to be certain that nothing on the desktop was selected/had focus.  Just the desktop itself, as in that state Windows interprets itself as acting either on Windows (if we're talking about ALT + F4 for shutdown) or the desktop folder itself (if we're talking about creating a new desktop shortcut).
 
--

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

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


K0LNY
 

Yeah, I use windows 7.
I boot to 10, and then launch windows 7 in a virtual machine.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Curtis Chong" <chong.curtis@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer


Hello:

" So sometimes I just tap the windows key and left arrow to shutdown and
enter."

Strangely, this does not work for me in Windows 10. And yes, the focus
really does need to be on the Desktop before you can push Alt F4 to invoke
the Shutdown dialog. You could also be focused on the Taskbar, too, and this
would work.

Best,

Curtis Chong

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 9:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
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.

Gene...

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

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).

Kindly,

Curtis Chong

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Brian Vogel
*Sent:* Monday, August 08, 2022 9:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.**
* ~ Lauren Bacall


 

On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:40 AM, Kevin Minor wrote:
Another way to get to the SHUTDOWN/RESTART Windows is hitting WINDOWS+X.
-
And add a U right after you've hit that WinKey + X, and you've got focus on what amounts to the classic shutdown menu choices.

I love topics like this one simply because they demonstrate, vividly, that Microsoft generally gives many roads to any proverbial Rome.  Pick among them for the one that suits you best.  I'd forgotten about the WinKey + X route entirely.
--

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

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Mike Pietruk
 

Glenn

Same here. I have to be at the desktop for alt+f4 to bring up that menu.


Gene Warner
 

When I am ready to shut down, I always exit any applications I might have running so when it comes time to hit Alt+F4 I'm on the desktop.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 11:44 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:40 AM, Kevin Minor wrote:
Another way to get to the SHUTDOWN/RESTART Windows is hitting WINDOWS+X.
-
And add a U right after you've hit that WinKey + X, and you've got focus on what amounts to the classic shutdown menu choices.
I love topics like this one simply because they demonstrate, vividly, that Microsoft generally gives many roads to any proverbial Rome.  Pick among them for the one that suits you best.  I'd forgotten about the WinKey + X route entirely.
--
Brian -Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044
*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.
*     ~ Lauren Bacall


K0LNY
 

That is the oddity I've noticed, even when I have closed everything, the
computer is never focused on the desktop until I move there with windows M
or windows D.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer


When I am ready to shut down, I always exit any applications I might
have running so when it comes time to hit Alt+F4 I'm on the desktop.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 11:44 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:40 AM, Kevin Minor wrote:

Another way to get to the SHUTDOWN/RESTART Windows is hitting
WINDOWS+X.

-
And add a U right after you've hit that WinKey + X, and you've got focus
on what amounts to the classic shutdown menu choices.

I love topics like this one simply because they demonstrate, vividly,
that Microsoft generally gives many roads to any proverbial Rome. Pick
among them for the one that suits you best. I'd forgotten about the
WinKey + X route entirely.
--

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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall


Mike Pietruk
 

Ditto to your last comment, Glenn.

I'm never on the desktop unless I specificly move to it.
Probably has something to do with how we use our PCs as Gene has no issues
with this.

but, it's easy enough to get to the desktop so this is not a practical
thing to worry about.


Dave Durber
 

Glen:

Are you using Windows 7? In Windows 10, after I press either Windows key, pressing LEFT ARROW or RIGHT ARROW, does nothing

Dave

----- Original Message -----

From: "Glenn / Lenny" <glenn@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2022 4:30 PM
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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
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.

Gene...

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

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).

Kindly,

Curtis Chong

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Brian Vogel
*Sent:* Monday, August 08, 2022 9:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*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

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.**
* ~ Lauren Bacall


 

On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 01:27 PM, Dave Durber wrote:
Are you using Windows 7?
-
Message , from two hours ago.
--

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

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


K0LNY
 


I figured he hadn't gotten to the message yet, so that is why I didn't respond.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 01:27 PM, Dave Durber wrote:
Are you using Windows 7?
-
Message , from two hours ago.
--

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

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


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.
Thanks,
Dennis T. Brown

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2022 11:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
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.

Gene...

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

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).

Kindly,

Curtis Chong

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Brian
Vogel
*Sent:* Monday, August 08, 2022 9:14 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*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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