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1. Startup and Shutdown > 6. Miscellaneous Startup and Shutdown Hacks

Miscellaneous Startup and Shutdown Hacks

Here’s a grab bag of ways to customize the way you start up and shut down your system.

You can control the way you start up and shut down your PC in many small ways. This grab bag of four hacks shows you the best of them.

Create One-Click Shutdown and Reboot Shortcuts

Turning off or rebooting XP involves a several-step process: click the Start menu, choose Shut Down, and then select Shut Down or Restart. If you want, however, you can exit or reboot much more quickly, by creating a shortcut that enables one-click shutdowns. You can also use the shortcut to customize the shutdown or reboot—for example, by displaying a specific message or automatically shutting down any programs that are running.


  

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