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Solved Windows 8 Shutdown Tiles


Thaylor

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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


 
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Thaylor

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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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dirtyvu

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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! :D like they saying, knowing is half the battle.
 

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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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dirtyvu

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guys, if you're having problems, just create shortcuts to shutdown and restart. then pin the shortcuts to the start screen. if you want to use these graphics, assign then to your shortcut.

for your target in your shutdown shortcut: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0

for your target in your restart shortcut: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -r -t 00 -f
 

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Thaylor

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Yeah sorry had the restart and power as the same batch file, tried to change but forgot password ...... lol back up now

And for anyone that dosnt know what to do with the batch files just put them anywere you want. then use OblyTile to set up the Icons
 

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R0bR

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You should make a Windows 8 App that does this, I'm sure there are many that would be interested in using the tool. It's a good time now, Microsoft is giving away developer accounts for $8 instead of the $99 for 8 days. Well, 3 more days since they started 5 days ago at BUILD.
 

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Thaylor

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You should make a Windows 8 App that does this, I'm sure there are many that would be interested in using the tool. It's a good time now, Microsoft is giving away developer accounts for $8 instead of the $99 for 8 days. Well, 3 more days since they started 5 days ago at BUILD.
Looking in to that deal $8 is pretty good
 

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Hopachi

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Great start screen icons!

Looking at first post:
A batch file is an extra step. The same procedure works better directly if you make shortcuts.


I was late:
Sorry it seems this was already posted here:
guys, if you're having problems, just create shortcuts to shutdown and restart. then pin the shortcuts to the start screen. if you want to use these graphics, assign then to your shortcut.
for your target in your shutdown shortcut: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0

for your target in your restart shortcut: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -r -t 00 -f


Just to say that with batch files you see a black command prompt window for a while but with shortcuts is flawless.
Both methods work, so for those that like the batches, keep them.
:)
 

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This is nice but I press "alt ctr del" and the power option show at bottom right way faster
 

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