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Windows 8 shutdown secret?

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    I use an shutdown icon created on my desktop . if you want to too,just right click on the desktop choose shortcut ,and copy this in to the first box , shutdown.exe /s /t 0 , then In the next box type, shutdown ,click ok .then right the new icon and go to change icon ,and in the list of icons I find a big red X and use that .
    not sure if it will in the VM though ,cant hurt to try
    Cool.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    I use an shutdown icon created on my desktop . if you want to too,just right click on the desktop choose shortcut ,and copy this in to the first box , shutdown.exe /s /t 0 , then In the next box type, shutdown ,click ok .then right the new icon and go to change icon ,and in the list of icons I find a big red X and use that .
    not sure if it will in the VM though ,cant hurt to try
    I do that too. You can also pin it to the Start Screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringjunky View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    I use an shutdown icon created on my desktop . if you want to too,just right click on the desktop choose shortcut ,and copy this in to the first box , shutdown.exe /s /t 0 , then In the next box type, shutdown ,click ok .then right the new icon and go to change icon ,and in the list of icons I find a big red X and use that .
    not sure if it will in the VM though ,cant hurt to try
    Cool.

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    yeah ,but I leave it on the desktop because I hit at the wrong time to many times ,when I had it on the taskbar
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    yeah ,but I leave it on the desktop because I hit at the wrong time to many times ,when I had it on the taskbar
    HA! Had the same prob so I pinned 'Slide to Shutdown' to the taskbar!
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    yeah ,but I leave it on the desktop because I hit at the wrong time to many times ,when I had it on the taskbar
    HA! Had the same prob so I pinned 'Slide to Shutdown' to the taskbar!
    Hmm, yes that could be a problem. How do you do 'Slide to Shutdown'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringjunky View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    yeah ,but I leave it on the desktop because I hit at the wrong time to many times ,when I had it on the taskbar
    HA! Had the same prob so I pinned 'Slide to Shutdown' to the taskbar!
    Hmm, yes that could be a problem. How do you do 'Slide to Shutdown'?

    "C:\Windows\System32\SlideToShutDown.exe" - right click - pin to taskbar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stringjunky View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post

    HA! Had the same prob so I pinned 'Slide to Shutdown' to the taskbar!
    Hmm, yes that could be a problem. How do you do 'Slide to Shutdown'?

    "C:\Windows\System32\SlideToShutDown.exe" - right click - pin to taskbar.
    Is there a touchpad gesture for pulling it down without maneuvering the pointer to the pulldown?

    Edit: Found a way: Press spacebar to complete shutdown
    Last edited by stringjunky; 18 Jan 2015 at 04:26.
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  8. #18


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    that a neat function ,I now slideeeeeeeee to shutdownnnnn,lol
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    that a neat function ,I now slideeeeeeeee to shutdownnnnn,lol
    Yeah, that is pretty neat, it would stop the accidental clicked the wrong tile shutdown. I have a Logitech T650 hooked up to my desktop. I've been playing with it now for a couple of days. It has 1 finger, 2 finger, 3 finger, and 4 finger gestures. lol, about the only thing it can't do is shut the PC down directly.
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  10. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    that a neat function ,I now slideeeeeeeee to shutdownnnnn,lol
    , about the only thing it can't do is shut the PC down directly.
    if I understand you correctly ,set the power button to shutdown
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