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How to Add Shutdown Option to Windows 8 Desktop Right Click Menu

With no Start button or start menu in Windows 8, shutting down the PC involves a rather complex process. You have to launch the Charms bar on the right-hand side of the screen, choose Settings, Power and then select ‘Shut down’ or Restart option. However, there are several apps and tricks available for Windows 8 to bring shutdown or restart option at your fingertip. I have mentioned many of them in the previous posts.
Here is another trick to add shutdown, restart, log-off  etc. options to Windows 8 desktop context menu (right click menu). The guide is easy to follow, however take extra care while doing this, because it requires modifying some registry keys.

Important: Backup of your current registry before editing it, so that you can restore it if anything went wrong.

After backing up your registry, copy and paste the below file in notepad and save the files as a .reg file (for example, shutdown.reg). Then, double click the reg file and confirm the action. That’s all.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Lock Computer] "icon"="shell32.dll,-325" "Position"="Bottom" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Sleep Computer] "icon"="shell32.dll,-331" "Position"="Bottom" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Restart Computer] "icon"="shell32.dll,-221" "Position"="Bottom" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Shutdown Computer] "icon"="shell32.dll,-329" "Position"="Bottom" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Lock Computer\command] @="Rundll32 User32.dll,LockWorkStation" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Sleep Computer\command] @="rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Restart Computer\command] @="shutdown.exe -r -t 00 -f" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Shutdown Computer\command] @="shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f"

 It’ll add Shutdown, Restart, Lock and Sleep option in your right click context menu. If you find any difficulty in making the registry file, you can download the reg file at original source here.


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