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Creating Slide to Shut Down Shortcut in Windows 10
  • Last Updated : 16 Feb, 2021

If you’re looking for a smart and interactive way to Shut down your PC, then this trick is going very useful for you. Instead of that traditional long process of Powering off the PC, the ‘Slide to Shut down’ feature allows you to shut down your Windows 10 PC by sliding, or dragging the window down. Let’s understand how we can create a ‘Slide to Shut down’ shortcut.

Slide to Shut down Window.

Setting up Slide to Shut Down shortcut:

Below are the steps mentioned on how to add the shortcut for Slide To Shut Down. 

Step 1: Write click on an empty space on the desktop, select New, and click the Shortcut.  

Create New shortcut on the Desktop.

Step 2: Paste the following path in the location section.

 %windir%\System32\SlideToShutDown.exe

Step 3: Click ‘Next’.



Paste this path to the location section.

Step 4: Give the name for the shortcut (Ex. SlideToShutDown) and Click on ‘Finish’

Give a name to the shortcut.

Step 5: Right-click on the newly created shortcut and select ‘Properties‘.

Shortcut Properties.

Step 6: In the Shortcut tab, select the ‘Change icon‘ button.

Step 7: Click ‘OK‘ to confirm that the file path you specified doesn’t contain icons. 

Step 8: Select the icon from the list which is most relevant to your shortcut and then click ‘OK‘.

Step 9: To apply this icon, click on ‘Apply‘ and again Click on ‘OK‘.

Now the Setup for this shortcut is completed, and the shortcut is created on your desktop. When you double-click on this icon, it will launch Slide to Shut down your PC, then you can click and drag the window down, or also you can press Enter key to shut down your PC.

Also, you can right-click on the shortcut and “Pin to the taskbar” for faster access to the Shutdown experience.

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