Shortcut & Time-Savers
In the world of Windows, speed matters. Shutting down is suppose to be an easy chore. But still, it can be rather slow sometimes. For a faster shut-down, a few of us will use the Alt+F4 combination. But there are 2 disadvantages of this trick. The Alt+F4 combination is used to close windows. To shut down, you must make sure that you are in the desktop first. Second, it will still show the shut down menu.
Our shortcut here will save the day. Create a new shortcut. Type in the path as c:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows. Place this on the desktop. Now, whenever you want to exit, click on this shortcut and you are off. No menus and no 'black curtain' screen with it.
To accompany the above trick, we have another shortcut to speed restart your computer. Create another shortcut on the desktop with the path c:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindowsexec.
Even More Speed
As we said, if you want to restart or shut down on the fly, a hot key will add more convenience. This will make the shortcut work even if the desktop is not in view. Just make sure that the hotkey you are using is not clashing with the shortcut key on most applications or the hotkey won't work.
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