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Windows 8 Shutdown Tiles

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    Windows 8 Shutdown Tiles


    Hey guys really didn't know were to post this, But after days of looking for a fast and pretty way to
    shutdown,restart,sleep and lock my computer in windows 8 i came up with this solution

    I have created very simple batch files with commands to shutdown,restart,lock,sleep that are simple to create
    and use a simple tool to add your own tiles to the start menu called OblyTile(freeware)

    Hope this helps someone

    Download my Batch files and icons here Also includes OblyTile

    If you don't want to use my Batch files for security reasons its easy to create your own
    Make a new txt file copy each line in red from below into the body of the txt file.

    To Lock type "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation" then save as Lock.bat

    To Shut Down type "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00" then save as Shut Down.bat

    To Sleep type "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0" then save as Sleep.bat

    To Restart type "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -r -t 00" then save as Restart.bat

    OblyTile is very self explanatory, But for the 30x30 icon just use the 256x256 win8 will re size it

    This is what mine look like, You can select any color you like


    Last edited by Thaylor; 06 Nov 2012 at 15:54. Reason: Uploaded right shutdown batch file

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    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    neat tiles. did you draw them yourself (have to think about copyright rules)?
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    Is it copyright if im not selling anything ? i just used icons of the net made em white on a transparent background, They are pretty generic imo

    If its an issue i can change them.
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    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    if the images are in the public domain, then it's okay to use them. the best way is to google "free images" or in this case, "free vector graphics", "free vector art", "free vector images".

    most likely no one will ever catch you so it's probably okay. but if the artist (or one of their friends) sees their art being used by you, you might get in trouble. it just depends on how much they care about their art being used.

    changing the art or not selling them doesn't make it free and clear. it just depends on whether you're caught and whether they care that you're using the artwork.

    I'm not going to get you in trouble. I like what you did! like they saying, knowing is half the battle.
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    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Pro & Linux Mint


    Absolutely Awesome, thanks Thaylor.
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    Cheers Dirtyvu

    The only 2 witch would be noticeable is the lock and sleep icons and reset and shutdown are pretty generic, and if anyone said it was there art i would create my own. don't want to ruffle any feathers
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    Click image for larger versionCould also do this, Is this Considered copyright ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philgo View Post
    Absolutely Awesome, thanks Thaylor.
    Not a problem i just wanted to post it somewhere that might help ppl with my problem :P
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    I don't know what to do with the Batch File. Can someone help me out?
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    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Pro & Linux Mint


    Slight problem the power and the restart are the same batch files and they both restart.
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