Having a Windows 7 logoff shortcut can come in handy. As a matter of fact having shortcuts for the restart andshutdown commands are a good idea as well. Here are what they will look like after we finish with this quick how to article.
So this is really simple and easy tutorial that shows you how to make a Logoff, Restart and Shutdown Shortcuts in Windows 7. Let’sdive right in.
Windows 7 Logoff shortcut
To get started just right click on your desktop and select New and then Shortcut.
A new window will appear, we will make the logoff button first so enter this text into the field “logoff.exe”, without the quotes.
Click Next and name it Logoff, or any other name that you would like.
Then click Finish and you have the very fist shortcut created. If you want to change the icon simple right click on the shortcut and go to properties.
Then click on Change Icon, if you get an error simple click ok and continue, you should now see a bunch of icons to chose from. Then click apply and ok to close that window. That’s it for the Windows 7 logoff shortcut let’s move to the rest.
Windows 7 Restart Shortcut
For the restart button, follow the firsts steps in creating a shortcut and call it this “shutdown.exe /r /t 0” without the quotes.
Then name it whatever you like and change the icon if you want to. That’s it for the restart shortcut lets move on to the last one.
Windows 7 Shutdown Shortcut
For the shutdown shortcut, follow the first steps in creating a shortcut and call it “shutdown.exe /s /t 0” without the quotes.
Then name it whatever you like and change the icon like before and you are ready with your new icons.
That is it now you can create a Windows 7 logoff shortcut, restart shortcut, and a shutdown shortcut. You can change the icons to pretty much whatever you want. If you want some help or have any questions please feel free to post them in our forums.