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Abort Shortcut - Create in Windows 8


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Abort Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
This will show you how to create or download an Abort shortcut that can be used to quickly cancel a restart or shut down that had a time delay. You can also Pin to Start this shortcut.
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How to Create an Abort Shortcut in Windows 8
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This will show you how to create or download an Abort shortcut that can be used to quickly cancel a restart or shut down that had a time delay. You can also Pin to Start this shortcut.
How to Create an "Abort" Shortcut in Windows 8

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This will show you how to create or download an Abort shortcut that can be used to quickly cancel a restart or shut down that had a time delay.


EXAMPLE: Abort message
NOTE:
This is the abort message that you will see in the taskbar notification area.
Balloon_Message.jpg





OPTION ONE
To Download an "Abort" Shortcut

1. Click on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.​
Abort-Shortcut.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to the desktop.​
3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to the desktop.​
4. For the first time that you run the shortcut, click/tap on the Always ask before opening this file box to uncheck it, and click/tap on Open to unblock the shortcut.​
5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.​
6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.​





OPTION TWO
To Manually Create an "Abort" Shortcut

1. Right click or press and hold on a empty area of the desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.​
2. Type in the command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)​
shutdown -A
Shortcut-1.jpg
3. Type Abort for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
Shortcut-2.jpg
4. Right click on the new Abort shortcut on the Desktop and click/tap on Properties.​
5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)​
Step-3.jpg
6. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​
Step-4.jpg
7. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below and press Enter. (see screenshot below step 8)​
%windir%\System32\imageres.dll
8. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)​
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.​
Step-5.jpg
9. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)​
10. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.​

That's it,
Shawn


 
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You're most welcome Whitemafia. :)
 

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Pressing "esc" while it's attempting to restart doesn't work? I thought it did.
 

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Hello David,

Sorry, but nope. :(
 

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hmm....I tried the download, and two manual setup attempts, but the new "abort" button does nothing. I believe I followed all the steps each time, but I'm just getting shut down when I try to test it. I'm on 8.1, does that make a difference? I'm also shutting down from a shortcut using shutdown.exe -s (which I found instructions for on the 'net and can't seem to find them again). Any other info I can provide to help?
 

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A HA - that was the ticket! I also learned that when the standard message comes up saying something like "shutting down in nn time" with a button to click CLOSE, I needed to Close that message for my Abort button to work .... but work it does, yea!!
 

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Perfect. :)
 

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Thank you Brink for these awesome tutorials! I am wondering if there is a "key" to the letters you use in the shortcut creation?
Something like " -a: abort, -t: time until executed" etc.
I'm trying to remember what the terminology is for this, but it has been a decade or so since I have played with this kind of thing. :p
 

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Hello Ginger, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm glad they could help. You could type the command below in a command prompt and press Enter to see all of the available switches and descriptions for the Shutdown command.

shutdown /?

shutdown_switches.jpg


Hope this helps, :)
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