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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
Screen2.png

This is what mine look like, You can select any color you like
Screen1.png


Screen.png
 
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enigma1944

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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
Screen2.png

This is what mine look like, You can select any color you like
Screen1.png


Screen.png

Thaylor

What you have set up is an excellent idea.


I am not sure about the copyright issue because I did not read the acceptance fine print and any type modification may be included. What you have done is already post this as a public issue with no intention of violating MSN rules.


If I were you I would get on the MSN support site and present this question to those people. With this in mind they can see that you are attempting to be honest with them and nothing adverse.


Thanks
 

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Thaylor

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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.
:)


I tried shortcuts first but when placing them in the start screen using OblyTiles it didn't link to the right part of the shortcut and thus they didn't work, That is why i used batch files instead. And i was also using the shortcuts placed in the start menu folder but lets face it they are ugly icons :p
 

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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.
:)


I tried shortcuts first but when placing them in the start screen using OblyTiles it didn't link to the right part of the shortcut and thus they didn't work, That is why i used batch files instead. And i was also using the shortcuts placed in the start menu folder but lets face it they are ugly icons :p

I think you can specify you own icons even with shortcuts, no need to use the default dll's. Use custom or self-made hires ICO files.
Too bad the size is small. So OblyTile does a great job. I guess I'll give it a try.
But anyway if it worked with batches, that's all right.

Thanks.
 

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L V Gandhi

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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
Screen2.png

This is what mine look like, You can select any color you like
Screen1.png


Screen.png

In the power options.rar file after extracting, neither I found oblytile nor shutdown.png. What to do?
 

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symbiont

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You don't need to use batch files

For restart for example, in Oblytile:

Put "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe" in Program Path
In Arguements, put "-r -t 00"
...without quotes of course.
 

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donaldormond

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Hi,

Great idea. I downloaded but not tile in zipped file? Did you remove it?

Thanks,
Don
 

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HippsieGypsie

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I see you're checking out different threads on customization. That's good. :)

I use Start Screen as is in 8 and 8.1RP, but once I upgrade to 8.1 RTM I may get into tile customization with 3rd party programs. These members have great ideas.
 

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randomjester

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I see you're checking out different threads on customization. That's good. :)

I use Start Screen as is in 8 and 8.1RP, but once I upgrade to 8.1 RTM I may get into tile customization with 3rd party programs. These members have great ideas.
Lol, yeah, I'm really starting to like Windows 8.1 (I'm coming from Win 7) and the possibility to have it setup exactly how you want. I think a Start/Metro screen could be really nice and useful to eliminate Desktop clutter and have instant quick toggle back/forth access to a background window with everything frequently used and important.
 

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