Keyboard shortcuts have become, once you get used to them, is a tool you can’t live with. This I say from my own experience since I had always been reluctant to use them until the time came when releasing the mouse to perform a function took a lot of time out of the day.

Most applications natively have a large number of keyboard shortcuts, with which we can perform actions directly without having to go into the menus without interacting with the mouse. The Windows desktop also has keyboard shortcuts, but not to directly turn off the computer, a process that forces us to make three movements on the menus. Thanks to direct access we can do it in one go.

The shortcuts, located on the desktop or in the taskbar, allow us to open applications or execute actions quickly with the mouse, without having to access the Windows menus. In this article, I am going to show you how we can create a shortcut so that it directly turns off our equipment, without having to click on the start menu and click on Turn off.

How to Shutdown Windows with a shortcut

  • First, we must go to the desktop, click on the right button and select Create shortcut.
  • Next, we must write “shutdown -s -t 0” without the quotes in the text box that has the name Type the location of the element and click Next.
  • In the next step, we will be asked to type the name of the shortcut. In this case, we will call it Shut down.

The shortcut icon may not be to your liking. Fortunately, through the properties of the shortcut, we can access the Shortcut tab and click on the Change icon.