It is true that shutting down your Windows 10 PC in the old-fashioned way only takes three clicks. But why spend the extra energy when you can do it in two? All you have to do is create a shutdown icon and you will save yourself some time.
Create a close icon
Right-click on your desktop, move the mouse over & # 39; New & # 39; and then click on select "Shortcut."
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The "Create Shortcut" menu appears. Type the following command in the text box under "Type the location of the item" and then click "Next":
Shutdown.exe / s / t 00
In the following window, type a name for your new shortcut if you want. "Shutdown" is the default setting, so let's leave that for this example.
Click "Finish" to complete the installation process.
Your new shutdown icon appears on your desktop.
Now, every time you double click on the icon, your PC will shut down immediately.
Other useful shortcuts
As you may have suspected, there are several other shortcuts that you can create in addition to Exit. The good news is that you don't have to sacrifice one shortcut to have another – you can create as many as you want.
RELATED: Creating Desktop Shortcuts on Windows 10 on the Easy Way  The steps are the same as described above, except that you type different commands for each shortcut.
So right-click on your desktop again, mouse over "New" and select "Shortcut". Then type one of the commands below to create the desired other shortcuts.
|Command||Shortcut Icon Type|
|Shutdown.exe / r / t 00||Restart|
|on rundll32.exe powrprof.dll, SetSuspendState 0,1,0||Sleep  rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState||Hibernate|
|Rundll32.exe User32.dll, LockWorkStation||Lock PC|