moderated Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer


Howard Traxler
 

Try up-arrow after pressing the Windows key.  Then, maybe, a left or right.

On 8/8/2022 10:36 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
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












Gene Warner
 

That doesn't work either, at least in Windows 10 it doesn't.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 1:54 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:
Try up-arrow after pressing the Windows key.  Then, maybe, a left or right.
On 8/8/2022 10:36 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
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













 

The only way I know of to get to the actual Power Button in the Windows 10 start menu is:
1. Hit Windows Key, then Tab.
2. Down Arrow 5 times, hit Enter.
3. Choose which of the options in the Power Menu you wish.

If there's a faster and more direct one in Windows 10, I'd love to hear 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
 


Maybe it's my older windows 10, but I can do windows X and up arrow twice to shut down.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

The only way I know of to get to the actual Power Button in the Windows 10 start menu is:
1. Hit Windows Key, then Tab.
2. Down Arrow 5 times, hit Enter.
3. Choose which of the options in the Power Menu you wish.

If there's a faster and more direct one in Windows 10, I'd love to hear 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


Gene Warner
 

The fastest way I know of besides the Alt+F4 from the desktop is Windows+X,U then pick your poison.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 2:08 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
The only way I know of to get to the actual Power Button in the Windows 10 start menu is:
1. Hit Windows Key, then Tab.
2. Down Arrow 5 times, hit Enter.
3. Choose which of the options in the Power Menu you wish.
If there's a faster and more direct one in Windows 10, I'd love to hear 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 02:10 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Maybe it's my older windows 10, but I can do windows X and up arrow twice to shut down.
-
That still applies, and was mentioned by Kevin Minor back in message  

I elaborated that if you hit Win Key + X, followed by U, you are immediately placed in the actual shutdown menu and can up/down arrow to the option you prefer.  You can, of course, up arrow twice after WinKey + X and then move over into the submenu.  It's one of those "whatever floats your boat" things.
--

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
 

That works on my completely up to date 21H2 Windows 10.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 2:10 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

Maybe it's my older windows 10, but I can do windows X and up arrow twice to shut down.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Monday, August 08, 2022 1:08 PM
*Subject:* Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer
The only way I know of to get to the actual Power Button in the Windows 10 start menu is:
1. Hit Windows Key, then Tab.
2. Down Arrow 5 times, hit Enter.
3. Choose which of the options in the Power Menu you wish.
If there's a faster and more direct one in Windows 10, I'd love to hear 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 02:16 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
The fastest way I know of besides the Alt+F4 from the desktop is Windows+X,U then pick your poison.
-
Let me be clear, you're absolutely right about either of these two being the quickest methods.

What I wondered is if there is a quicker way to immediately throw focus directly to the Power button in the Start menu.  I don't know of any other than what I gave, and that is, by anyone's estimation, not fast at all compared to the options you've mentioned.
--

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
 

I think the absolutely fastest way to Rome is to make a shortcut, then assign it a hot key. But then you run the risk of creating a hot key conflict without realizing it.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 2:19 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 02:16 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
The fastest way I know of besides the Alt+F4 from the desktop is
Windows+X,U then pick your poison.
-
Let me be clear, you're absolutely right about either of these two being the quickest methods.
What I wondered is if there is a quicker way to immediately throw focus directly to the Power button in the Start menu.  I don't know of any other than what I gave, and that is, by anyone's estimation, not fast at all compared to the options you've mentioned.
--
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


Howard Traxler
 

Sorry, this is my 11 machine.

On 8/8/2022 12:56 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
That doesn't work either, at least in Windows 10 it doesn't.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 1:54 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:
Try up-arrow after pressing the Windows key.  Then, maybe, a left or right.

On 8/8/2022 10:36 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
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


















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
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








.


Dave Durber
 


Glenn:
 
Ditto for me.
 
The other advantage pressing WINDOWS KEY+X, is that you can perform the command anywhere within Windows. Once you press WINDOWS KEY+X, to open a Context menu, tap UP ARROW key twice, to highlight the "Shut Down or Sign Out submenu".
 
Tap the RIGHT ARROW key once, to open the submenu, then you can use the following short cut letter keys:
 
I, for Sign Out;
S, for Sleep;
U, for Shut Down;
R, for Restart.
 
there appears not to be any short cut letter keys for any of the items in the Context menu, at least JAWS does not announce any when you press NUM PAD 5 on each item. JAWS says Blank, except for "Shut Down or Sign Out submenu", for this item, JAWS is silent. If there are highlighted short cut letter keys for each item in this Context Menu, Brian or, someone with sight on this list, can let us know what they are.
 
HTH
 
Dave
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2022 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

Maybe it's my older windows 10, but I can do windows X and up arrow twice to shut down.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

The only way I know of to get to the actual Power Button in the Windows 10 start menu is:
1. Hit Windows Key, then Tab.
2. Down Arrow 5 times, hit Enter.
3. Choose which of the options in the Power Menu you wish.

If there's a faster and more direct one in Windows 10, I'd love to hear 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


Dave Durber
 


Glenn:
 
When you access a menu and you press NUM PAD 5, JAWS normally announces the short cut letter key for an item within a given menu. Curious as to why JAWS does not announce the short cut letter key for any item in the Context menu, when you press WINDOWS KEY+X.
 
Dave
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2022 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

Maybe it's my older windows 10, but I can do windows X and up arrow twice to shut down.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

The only way I know of to get to the actual Power Button in the Windows 10 start menu is:
1. Hit Windows Key, then Tab.
2. Down Arrow 5 times, hit Enter.
3. Choose which of the options in the Power Menu you wish.

If there's a faster and more direct one in Windows 10, I'd love to hear 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
 


That is odd.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2022 7:26 AM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

Glenn:
 
When you access a menu and you press NUM PAD 5, JAWS normally announces the short cut letter key for an item within a given menu. Curious as to why JAWS does not announce the short cut letter key for any item in the Context menu, when you press WINDOWS KEY+X.
 
Dave
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2022 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

Maybe it's my older windows 10, but I can do windows X and up arrow twice to shut down.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: Creating a Desktop Shortcut to Restart Your Computer

The only way I know of to get to the actual Power Button in the Windows 10 start menu is:
1. Hit Windows Key, then Tab.
2. Down Arrow 5 times, hit Enter.
3. Choose which of the options in the Power Menu you wish.

If there's a faster and more direct one in Windows 10, I'd love to hear 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