Create a Shutdown Button in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng

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Steps

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    Right-click on an empty space on the desktop
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    Hover over "New"
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    Click "Shortcut"
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    A "Create Shortcut" menu appears, with a field that prompts us to "Type the location of the item".
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    In the location field, type "shutdown /s /t 0"
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    Click "Next"
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    We will be prompted to "Type a name for this shortcut". The default is "shortcut.exe".
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    In the shortcut name field, remove the ".exe" from the name
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    Click "Finish"
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    Look at the desktop
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    A shutdown icon will have appeared. However, the default icon doesn't look like a shutdown icon should. Let's change it. Right-click on the shortcut.
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    Click "Properties" at the bottom of the menu
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    Click "Change Icon..."
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    Click "OK" at the bottom of the warning box
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    The system is warning us that the destination of the file does not contain icons. A "Change Icon" menu will appear.
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    Choose from the existing icons of the operating system
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    Choose one according to preference. For this example, we will choose a small red icon with the power button symbol on it in white. Click to select it.
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    Click "OK"
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    Click "OK" again
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    Look at the desktop
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    The icon will change to the one we selected. We can leave the icon on the desktop, or we can pin it to the taskbar or the start menu. Let's pin it to the taskbar.
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    Right-click the icon
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    Click "Pin to Taskbar"
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    The icon is now pinned to the bottom bar on the desktop. Now let's pin it to the start menu.
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    Right-click the icon
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    Click "Pin to Start"
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    Let's go look at it.
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    Move the cursor to the bottom left corner of the screen and click the thumbnail that appears
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    Find the shutdown icon that was pinned to the start menu
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    We can also click and drag it to other locations in this menu.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to create a shutdown button on Windows 8 computers
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Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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