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Fast Implement Functions on Windows 7

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Nowadays, Windows 7, as a relatively more prevailing OS, occupies a large amount of users. It brings us perfect user experience while there are still some unknown tricks available to make people feel more enjoyable. Have you ever experienced the time-consuming computer shutdown process? Click the Start button, and then the shutdown button to confirm a dialog taken by Windows to shutdown at last. Or does it take a long time to switch user? In this article, I will introduce to you some powerful options which are more convenient and time-saving.

First of all, you can create a Windows 7 shutdown icon on your desktop by referring to the following steps: right-click an empty space on your desktop; select the option “new shortcut”; type “shutdown -s -t 0” (Exactly as shown here, but without the quotes. The last character in the command is a zero) and click next; type a name for the shortcut (e.g. Fast shutdown) and click finish. Now you have a new icon on your desktop. You can customize it as follows: right-click the new icon and select properties; in the dialog box that opens up, click change icon; you may see a warning message that shutdown.exe contains no icons, just click ok if you see this and choose a new icon.

Just now you can test your new Windows 7 shutdown button and make sure to close all applications and double-click your new icon to shut down your computer. There is a problem, once the shutdown mechanism is started, you suddenly realize that there was one more thing you wanted to do before shutting down, how to find a way to fast stop the shutdown mechanism?

In addition, here comes to create an icon to stop the shutdown mechanism. The following tips will help you stop shutdown quickly. Right-click an empty space on your desktop; select the option “new shortcut”; type “shutdown -a” (Exactly as shown here, but without the quotes) and click next; type a name for the shortcut (e.g. Anti shutdown) and click finish.

Furthermore, it is available for you to create an icon to restart your computer fast as follows: Right-click an empty space on your desktop; select the option “new shortcut”; type “shutdown -r -t 0” in the “location of the item” box and click next; type name for the shortcut and click finish.

Last but not the least, you can also create an icon to fast switch user. If you have enabled the Windows 7 feature “Fast User Switching”, you can create an additional icon to switch user quickly. Below are the steps: right-click an empty space on your desktop; select the option “new shortcut”; type “rundll32.exe user32.dll Lock Work Station” (Exactly as shown here, but without the quotes. Lock Work Station is case-sensitive) and click next; type a name for the shortcut (e.g. Switch User Fast) and click finish.

Just now, I have introduced to you some powerful Windows 7 tricks. Surely they can make your using Windows 7 more smoothly. You can go and have a try!