Yup, that’s right! A shutdown icon…Now, I know that many readers are wondering, “Why create a shutdown icon? Windows has an icon in the start menu.” Well reader, that is true however, shutdown icons are for those lazy people that don’t feel it necessary to click the start menu before shutting down. So, here I give you: The Shutdown Icon Tutorial!
Go to your desktop and right click on some blank space. This is where the shortcut will be created. Next go to New and then to Shortcut. Once this is done, a new window will pop up to configure the shortcut about to be created.
Next, a wizard will help users configure there new shortcut. This is where we name the executable file. For shutdown we will need to type shutdown -s -t 0 and then click next.
For other shortcuts (restart and log off) try these codes: shutdown -r -t 0 and shutdown -l -t 0
After that step, click finish.
To change the apperance of the icon, right click the shutdown icon and click properties. Then under the shortcut tab, click change icon and then feel free to change the icon to whatever picture you might want.
[A cool prank would be to create a shutdown icon with the picture icon of a popular program like firerfox. When an unsuspecting user clicks on it, the computer will shutdown. Haha]