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Getting back shut down options in Start

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    In W 7 the Start button has a button for Shutdown and when one clicks on
    its right arrow one gets the usual options of shutdown, restart, etc. I
    would prefer to have these sub-options available in the Start without
    having to click on the right arrow. Is that possible?

    Also, can one create a Restart shortcut on the desktop?

    Thanks, Jeff
     
  2. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:50:31 -0500, "Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com"
    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote:

    >In W 7 the Start button has a button for Shutdown and when one clicks on
    >its right arrow one gets the usual options of shutdown, restart, etc. I
    >would prefer to have these sub-options available in the Start without
    >having to click on the right arrow. Is that possible?
    >
    >Also, can one create a Restart shortcut on the desktop?
    >
    >Thanks, Jeff


    I Googled "windows 7 shutdown shortcut" and got lots of hits,
    including this one that looks very straightforward and includes lots
    of pictures.
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/16801-shut-down-windows-shortcut.html
     
  3. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:50:31 -0500, "Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com"
    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote:

    > In W 7 the Start button has a button for Shutdown and when one clicks on
    > its right arrow one gets the usual options of shutdown, restart, etc. I
    > would prefer to have these sub-options available in the Start without
    > having to click on the right arrow. Is that possible?




    Not as far as I know. But there is a least one sidebar gadget you can
    get that will have those choices.


    > Also, can one create a Restart shortcut on the desktop?



    Sure. Read here: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=317371 That page
    says Windows 2000, but it works in later versions too.


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  4. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:_%k8n.2749$fu3.282@newsfe12.iad...
    > In W 7 the Start button has a button for Shutdown and when one clicks on
    > its right arrow one gets the usual options of shutdown, restart, etc. I
    > would prefer to have these sub-options available in the Start without
    > having to click on the right arrow. Is that possible?
    >
    > Also, can one create a Restart shortcut on the desktop?
    >
    > Thanks, Jeff


    Not that I know of but you can change it from shut down to restart etc. In
    Start Properties
     
  5. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 1/28/2010 1:57 PM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
    > On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:50:31 -0500, "Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com"
    > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote:
    >
    >> In W 7 the Start button has a button for Shutdown and when one clicks on
    >> its right arrow one gets the usual options of shutdown, restart, etc. I
    >> would prefer to have these sub-options available in the Start without
    >> having to click on the right arrow. Is that possible?

    >
    >
    >
    > Not as far as I know. But there is a least one sidebar gadget you can
    > get that will have those choices.
    >
    >
    >> Also, can one create a Restart shortcut on the desktop?

    >
    >
    > Sure. Read here: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=317371 That page
    > says Windows 2000, but it works in later versions too.
    >
    >

    Thank you both.

    Jeff
     
  6. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:03:52 -0500, "Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com"
    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote:

    > On 1/28/2010 1:57 PM, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:


    > > On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:50:31 -0500, "Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com"
    > > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >> In W 7 the Start button has a button for Shutdown and when one clicks on
    > >> its right arrow one gets the usual options of shutdown, restart, etc. I
    > >> would prefer to have these sub-options available in the Start without
    > >> having to click on the right arrow. Is that possible?

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Not as far as I know. But there is a least one sidebar gadget you can
    > > get that will have those choices.
    > >
    > >
    > >> Also, can one create a Restart shortcut on the desktop?

    > >
    > >
    > > Sure. Read here: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=317371 That page
    > > says Windows 2000, but it works in later versions too.
    > >
    > >

    > Thank you both.



    You're welcome. Glad to help.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  7. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:_%k8n.2749$fu3.282@newsfe12.iad...
    > In W 7 the Start button has a button for Shutdown and when one clicks on
    > its right arrow one gets the usual options of shutdown, restart, etc. I
    > would prefer to have these sub-options available in the Start without
    > having to click on the right arrow. Is that possible?
    >
    > Also, can one create a Restart shortcut on the desktop?



    As to making your own shortcuts...

    shutdown.exe is what you want (and it's on the system).

    /f force
    /r restart
    /s shutdown
    /t xx Pause for xx seconds (30 is default)

    Other options too (such as /m for doing this to a different machine).
     
  8. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Flightless Bird

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    > In W 7 the Start button has a button for Shutdown and when one clicks on
    > its right arrow one gets the usual options of shutdown, restart, etc. I
    > would prefer to have these sub-options available in the Start without
    > having to click on the right arrow. Is that possible?
    >
    > Also, can one create a Restart shortcut on the desktop?
    >
    > Thanks, Jeff


    Just let the mouse pointer hover over the arrow for a second or so. The
    options will appear without you havening to click on the arrow.

    --
    "To announce that there must be no criticism
    of the President, or that we are to stand by
    the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic
    and servile, but is morally treasonable to the
    American public."
    Theodore Roosevelt
    http://www.bobhatch.com
    http://www.tdsrvresort.com
     
  9. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:_%k8n.2749$fu3.282@newsfe12.iad...
    > In W 7 the Start button has a button for Shutdown and when one clicks on
    > its right arrow one gets the usual options of shutdown, restart, etc. I
    > would prefer to have these sub-options available in the Start without
    > having to click on the right arrow. Is that possible?
    >
    > Also, can one create a Restart shortcut on the desktop?


    You can create a shortcut to the shutdown.exe program that is part of
    windows.
    It has parameters enabling a restart.

    This is not exactly the same as the restart in the menu as it ignores open
    programs and just cancels them.

    >
    > Thanks, Jeff
     
  10. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 1/28/2010 4:23 PM, Bob Hatch wrote:
    > Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    >> In W 7 the Start button has a button for Shutdown and when one clicks
    >> on its right arrow one gets the usual options of shutdown, restart,
    >> etc. I would prefer to have these sub-options available in the Start
    >> without having to click on the right arrow. Is that possible?
    >>
    >> Also, can one create a Restart shortcut on the desktop?
    >>
    >> Thanks, Jeff

    >
    > Just let the mouse pointer hover over the arrow for a second or so. The
    > options will appear without you havening to click on the arrow.
    >

    A second is a long time ......

    Thank you all. Very helpful.

    Jeff
     
  11. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:_%k8n.2749$fu3.282@newsfe12.iad...
    > In W 7 the Start button has a button for Shutdown and when one clicks on
    > its right arrow one gets the usual options of shutdown, restart, etc. I
    > would prefer to have these sub-options available in the Start without
    > having to click on the right arrow. Is that possible?
    >
    > Also, can one create a Restart shortcut on the desktop?
    >
    > Thanks, Jeff


    There are several Gadgets that will at Microsoft.com. Click on Get More
    Gadgets Online.
     
  12. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 1/28/2010 6:12 PM, relic wrote:
    >
    > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:_%k8n.2749$fu3.282@newsfe12.iad...
    >> In W 7 the Start button has a button for Shutdown and when one clicks
    >> on its right arrow one gets the usual options of shutdown, restart,
    >> etc. I would prefer to have these sub-options available in the Start
    >> without having to click on the right arrow. Is that possible?
    >>
    >> Also, can one create a Restart shortcut on the desktop?
    >>
    >> Thanks, Jeff

    >
    > There are several Gadgets that will at Microsoft.com. Click on Get More
    > Gadgets Online.
    >
    >

    Thanks.
     
  13. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Flightless Bird

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    > On 1/28/2010 4:23 PM, Bob Hatch wrote:
    >> Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com wrote:
    >>> In W 7 the Start button has a button for Shutdown and when one clicks
    >>> on its right arrow one gets the usual options of shutdown, restart,
    >>> etc. I would prefer to have these sub-options available in the Start
    >>> without having to click on the right arrow. Is that possible?
    >>>
    >>> Also, can one create a Restart shortcut on the desktop?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks, Jeff

    >>
    >> Just let the mouse pointer hover over the arrow for a second or so. The
    >> options will appear without you havening to click on the arrow.
    >>

    > A second is a long time ......
    >
    > Thank you all. Very helpful.
    >
    > Jeff


    Actually on my system it's about 1/2 second. Too fast for me to time. :)

    --
    "To announce that there must be no criticism
    of the President, or that we are to stand by
    the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic
    and servile, but is morally treasonable to the
    American public."
    Theodore Roosevelt
    http://www.bobhatch.com
    http://www.tdsrvresort.com
     
  14. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 1/28/2010 3:08 PM, Trev wrote:
    >
    > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:_%k8n.2749$fu3.282@newsfe12.iad...
    >> In W 7 the Start button has a button for Shutdown and when one clicks
    >> on its right arrow one gets the usual options of shutdown, restart,
    >> etc. I would prefer to have these sub-options available in the Start
    >> without having to click on the right arrow. Is that possible?
    >>
    >> Also, can one create a Restart shortcut on the desktop?
    >>
    >> Thanks, Jeff

    >
    > Not that I know of but you can change it from shut down to restart etc.
    > In Start Properties


    I looked in Start Properties. I can see where you can change what the
    Power button action is but not the default of the shutdown listing in
    the Start menu.
     

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