More Shutdown Options
An extract from Windows 10 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts in easy steps!
There are several ways to access a Windows 10 PC’s power off options. You can do so by clicking the Start button, then Power, or by right-clicking the Start button, then Shut down or sign out, or by clicking the Power button on the Lock screen.
Here is another way that provides Shut down, Switch user, Sign out, Sleep, and Restart options. Do it as follows:
- Type “notepad” into the Taskbar Search box then hit Enter – to open the Windows Notepad application
- In Notepad, precisely type the following:
set objShell = CreateObject(“shell.application”)
set objShell = nothing
- From the file menu, click Save As and in the box enter a suitable name, e.g. “ShutDown”. Give it the .vbs file extension and save it to the desktop
- Double-click the ShutDown icon that now appears on the Desktop, to see a Shut Down Windows dialog box offering Windows 10 power off options:
This example creates a handy shut down script using the Visual Basic scripting language called “VBScript”.
You can drag your new ShutDown icon to the Taskbar where it can be quickly accessed.