How to Create a Shutdown Icon in Windows 10

Shutdown icon Windows 10
Shutdown icon Windows 10

Do you know how to create a shutdown icon in Windows 10? If you are still using the old way to shutdown Windows 10 Computer by using the three clicks. Why we waste our extra energy when you can do it in two clicks? That is why we are going to show you to create a shutdown icon and you will keep yourself from a waste of time.

Why We Need the Shutdown Icon?

You may have notified that Windows 10 required more steps against other versions of Windows in the shut the system down. You will need to require reducing the number of steps to shut your system down.  So you can create a shutdown icon or button.

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Tips to Create Shutdown Icon

If you also among those people then you will need to create a shortcut and then choose the icon. Then you can pin to start and pin to the taskbar after the creation. You can also use a shutdown icon from the main desktop. Here are some of the following instructions with screenshots to complete this process.

How to Create a Shutdown Icon

Let’s show you first to create shutdown shortcut first with shutdown command in few steps follows:

How to Create a Shutdown shortcut icon

  1. Go to your Computer Desktop
  2. Then Right-click the button of your mouse
  3. Next, hover over new and select the Shortcut option
  4. You will see Create Shortcut window box
  5. Enter the Name for your shortcut Shutdown.exe /s /t 00 under the Type the location of the item (See Picture)
  6. After the type of the given command and then click the Next option (See Picture)
  7. In the next window box, it will ask you to Type a Name for your new shortcut for example Shutdown is the default (See the Picture)
  8. After that, click on the Finish to complete the process
  9. Finally, you will see the Shutdown shortcut on your Desktop
How to Create a Shutdown Icon in Windows 10
How to Create a Shutdown Icon in Windows 10
Enter Shutdown Command and Click Next
Enter Shutdown Command and Click Next
Type a Name or Shutdown and Click Finish button
Type a Name or Shutdown and Click Finish button
Shutdown shortcut or Shutdown icon on Your Desktop

How to Change Shutdown Shortcut Icon to Power Button icon

In the second step, you will learn to change the shortcut icon to the Shutdown icon and then pin start, pin to the taskbar. Here are the steps of how to do:

  1. First Right-click on the Shutdown shortcut icon
  2. Select the Properties option from the menu
  3. In the Shortcut Properties window click on the Change Icon tab
  4. Press the OK button on the Change Icon window when pop-up
  5. Choose the Power button icon from the Change icon window and click Ok
Right Click on Shortcut and Select Properties
Right Click on Shortcut and Select Properties
Select Change Icon tab Under shutdown Properties
Select Change Icon tab Under shutdown Properties
Click on OK option in the Change Icon Window
Click on the OK option in the Change Icon Window
Choose Power button and click OK
Choose the Power button and click OK
Click on Apply button of Shutdown icon Properties
Click on Apply button of Shutdown Properties
Power button or Shutdown icon on Your desktop.
Power button or Shutdown on Your desktop.

Pin to Start and Pin to Task Bar

Here you will learn how to pin to start and taskbar within a few steps given below:

  1. Right Click on the Shutdown or Power button icon on your desktop
  2. Select the Pin to Start option from the menu
  3. Again Right-click and select the Pin to Taskbar option from the menu
Right Click on Shutdown and Select Pin to Start & Taskbar
Right Click on Shutdown and Select Pin to Start & Taskbar

Now, whenever you want to shut your system down, just double click on the power or shutdown icon, your computer or laptop will shut down instantly.

How to Create Other Useful Shortcuts in Window 10

Here are some of the other useful shortcuts you can create in the same way. The best thing is that you don’t need to sacrifice only one shortcut to have another-you can create a lot of as you wish. Let’s show you how to do it:

Steps to Create Restart, Sleep, Hibernate and Lock PC Shortcut icon in Window 10

  1. Go to your Computer Desktop
  2. Then Right-click the button of your mouse
  3. Next, hover over new and select the Shortcut option
  4. You will see Create Shortcut window box
  5. Enter the Command of Shortcut as per the below-given table
  6. Click on the Next and give the name by default
  7. Press the Finish option complete the process
  8. Finally, your other shortcuts will Appear on your Desktop
Shortcut Icon Type Command
Restart Shutdown.exe /r /t 00
Sleep rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0
Hibernate rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState
Lock PC Rundll32.exe User32.dll,LockWorkStation

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