Slide to shutdown in Windows 8.1 – great for touch devices


 

This is going to be a small post!

I found a small gem in Windows\System32 folder called SlideToShutDown.exe

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When I ran it, I saw this:

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Thought it was really cool to have a shortcut to this on the desktop, so that I can shut down my machine with a tap and a slide!

Here’s how I did it:

Right click on the exe in the System32 folder, and click on “Send to desktop”

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You should see the shortcut on your desktop now. Right click on the shortcut and “Pin to Start”

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And that’s it:

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Thanks for reading!

Amar

PS: You can follow me on twitter at “_amarnit”, where I share some quick tips/learning at times!

Comments (3)

  1. An End User says:

    Nice one! Thanks!! 😀

  2. Wriju says:

    Oldie like me use batch file 🙂 Same approach almost

  3. Rakesh says:

    I created a batch file and used icon for it 🙂 same functionality….Thanks for this post Amar 🙂

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