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Lock, Log off, Restart, Shut Down, Switch User - Windows 8

  1. #10

    Posts : 22,499
    64-bit Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by onlytanmoy View Post
    very helpful tutorial..thanks.
    You're most welcome onlytnamoy, and thank you.
    Last edited by Brink; 25 Sep 2011 at 02:47. Reason: quote

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  2. #11

    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 & XP

    Batch files on the desktop/folder also work. If a folder was made somewhere with batch files, you could point a toolbar to that folder. Then you could create your own custom log off, restart, etc. toolbar. Now that I think about it, you could add any batch file to the toolbar for that matter.

    Some batch (.bat) file or cmd commands:

    for a list of different shutdown options type "shutdown" into command prompt (without quotes). Here are some examples for a batch file (.bat):

    shutdown -l = logoff (note "l​" is a lowercase "L")
    shutdown -s = shutdown
    shutdown -r = restart
    shutdown -a = aborts running shutdown
    shutdown -t 10 = shuts down in 10 seconds (10 can be changed to any number)
    shutdown -f = force close all applications and shut down
    shutdown -c "text" = shutdown with comment where text is the comment (with quotes)

    Note: command prompt might list a backslash instead of a hyphen then a letter as an option (when "shutdown" is typed) but the hyphen works.
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Feb 2012 at 19:18. Reason: merged
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  3. #12

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    64-bit Windows 10
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  4. #13

    thanks derek for links... preety useful
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  5. #14

    Posts : 131
    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64

    Pinning to Start Screen is an option

    I've chosen to Pin them onto the Metro Start Screen.

    I created the shortcuts per the links in this thread [THANKS!] and then
    moved them from my Desktop into my Start Menu folder and they appeared
    on the Metro Start Screen.

    c:\Users\Windunce\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Shutdown.lnk
    etc etc etc

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  6. #15

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Looks great.

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  7. #16

    Posts : 131
    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64


    I'm not sure that will be their final resting place.
    Tomorrow we all start with a clean slate anyway.
    The assumption is that we're all ready for consumption.

    Consumer Preview here we come.

    I'm loading up my thumb drive with most all the tweaks, files
    and folders that I've customized over the last months.

    Getting ready to plop them into the new install.

    Fun Fun Fun
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  8. #17

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Updated for Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
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  9. #18

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Updated for Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
    FYI...Click image for larger version

    The context menu items posted earlier still work.
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  10. #19

    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    Derek, from where do these last 2 items in the context menu come from. I don't have those.

    I use the easy method. When I want to shut down, I shut the vBox down. I find it terrible that we need a tutorial (thank you Shawn) to shut the system down. Where is the progress.
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