Re: when I create a desktop shortcut and then try to use...
Chances are the link is broken. If the shortcut you created was for a program/application, right click the shortcut and select Properties. Check the target and start in fields to make sure that they are correct.
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First, create a shortcut on your desktop by right-clicking on the desktop, choosing New, and then choosing Shortcut. The Create Shortcut Wizard appears. In the box asking for the location of the shortcut, type shutdown. After you create the shortcut, double-clicking on it will shut down your PC.
But you can do much more with a shutdown shortcut than merely shut down your PC. You can add any combination of several switches to do extra duty, like this:
shutdown -r -t 01 -c "Rebooting your PC"
Double-clicking on that shortcut will reboot your PC after a one-second delay and display the message "Rebooting your PC." The shutdown command includes a variety of switches you can use to customize it. Table 1-3 lists all of them and describes their use.
I use this technique to create two shutdown shortcuts on my desktop—one for turning off my PC, and one for rebooting. Here are the ones I use:
shutdown -s -t 03 -c "Bye Bye m8!"
shutdown -r -t 03 -c "Ill be back m8 ;)!"
What it does
Shuts down the PC.
Logs off the current user.
Indicates the duration of delay, in seconds, before performing the action.
Displays a message in the System Shutdown window. A maximum of 127 characters can be used. The message must be enclosed in quotation marks.
Forces any running applications to shut down.
Reboots the PC.
Instead of going to the start menu, choosing shutdown,
then waiting for the computer to shut all the programs down, you can create
a shortcut on the desktop to do it quickly. You can create a shutdown,
restart, or a logoff icon on your desktop which will work a lot quicker than
using the usual buttons in the start menu. Here's how to create a shutdown shortcut on your desktop
1. Go to your blank desktop 2. Right click on a blank space and a menu will appear 3. Choose New from the menu 4. Then choose Shortcut 5. Where it says type the location of the item type in shutdown.exe -s 6. Then press next 7. Now enter a name for your icon. Mine is called SHUTDOWN NOW 8. Press next 9. The Shutdown shortcut will be on your desktop
Different combination you can type in when creating a shortcut to shutdown, restart, or logoff.
Shutsdown your computer in 30 seconds and will close all programs and ask you to save all work.
shutdown.exe -r Restarts your computer in 30 seconds.
shutdown.exe -l This one will logoff your computer back to the welcome screen where you will need to login again.
shutdown.exe -s -t 1 Shutsdown your computer in one second. the -t 1 tells it how long to wait. (one second in this case) You can put -t 10 or even -t 1120.
shutdown.exe -s -t 15 -c "Goodbye you idiot" This is my favorite code. It will shutdown in 15 seconds and have a message in the box saying "Goodbye you idiot" The -c "bla bla bla" stands for a comment.
* to stop the computer from shutting down type shutdown /a into the run box located in the start menu.. * -f will force everything to close immediately without asking to save anything.
1.Navigate to your desktop. On the desktop, right-click and go to New,
then to Shortcut (in other words, create a new shortcut). 2. You should now
see a pop-up window instructing you to enter a command line path. 3.Use
this path in "Type Location of the Item" 4.SHUTDOWN -s -t 01 5.If the
C: drive is not your local hard drive, then replace "C" with the
correct letter of the hard drive. 6. Click the "Next" button. Name the
shortcut and click the "Finish" button. 7.Now whenever you want to shut
down, just click on this shortcut and you're done.
Right-click Start, and then click Explore.
Locate the folder, file, or program in the Folders directory, and then click the item to open it.
Click the icon representing the item.
Click File on the toolbar, and then Create Shortcut on the drop-down menu that appears.
Right-click on the shortcut icon that is created.
Choose Send To from the drop-down menu, and then click Desktop (create shortcut) on the submenu that appears.
most of softwares have auto option to create shortcut to desktop and program menu. but some of them dont have option to create shortcut to desktop. Then of that type of softwares what we do.. .follow these steps:
1..Find the root path of installed softwares generally c:\programm files\... 2. Find the running .exe file. 3. Right click on .exe files go "send to" then "desktop(create shortcut)"
OK, if the program can be found in the start menu, (Start/all programs/ "the program")
Then right click on it and select " Send to> " move across the next select box which appears and select " Desktop (create shortcut)
If your program isn't in the start menu, then go Start / Control Panel / Add or remove programs (XP) OR Programs & Features (Blista) check if the program you installed is listed, if it isn't reinstall it, if it is, Right Click on Start and select "Explore" Find the Folder in the tree called Program Files, in that folder find the Folder with your program name, in that folder drill down to you find the program name .exe (it will be type Application) double click and find the one that opens the required program eg. CinePlayer is here, Local Disk (C)/Program Files/ Roxio/Digital Media Plus/CinePlayer/CinePlayer.exe
Right Click and select Desktop (create shortcut) and/or Pin to Start menu