Slide to shut down option on Windows 10


If you are looking for a more interactive way to shut down your PC, follow this guide to add Slide to shut down your system. So that you can use it in touch and non-touch screen devices on Windows 10.

Powering on and shutting down your computer are perhaps some of the easiest tasks you can do on Windows 10. Microsoft also included a new interactive way to power off your device with the “Slide to shut down your PC” gesture. This feature exists on Windows 10, but it’s typically only enabled on tablets and Windows 10 Mobile devices when you press and hold the power button.

If you are interested in getting the same shutdown experience on your desktop or laptop follow this. You can quickly create a shortcut with the proper command to enable “Slide to shut down your PC” on Windows 10, even on non-touch screen devices.

We will walk you through the steps to add the slide to shut down gesture to your system in this Windows 10 guide.

How to add Slide to shut down to your PC

  1. Right-click on an empty space on the desktop. Then select New and Tap Shortcut.shortcut
  2. Copy and paste the following path : %windir%\System32\SlideToShutDown.exe
  3. Tap Next.slidetoshutdown-path
  4. Enter a descriptive name for the shortcut (e.g.: SlideShutdown).
  5. Tap Finish to complete the task.complete-the-task
  6. Right-click the newly created shortcut and tap on Properties.
  7. On the Shortcut tab, tap the Change Icon button.
  8. Tap OK to confirm that the path you specified doesn’t contain icons.
  9. Select an icon that best describe the shutdown button.icon
  10. Tap OK.
  11. Tap Apply.
  12. Tap OK again to complete the task.

After the steps are completed, you will end up with a shortcut that when you double-tap will launch Slide to shut down you PC. Then you can click and drag with the mouse to the bottom of the screen or simply use touch to power off your device.

Addition to this, you can right-tap the shortcut and select “Pin to taskbar” for faster access to the shutdown experience using mouse or mouse.

Quick Tip: 

By using mouse and keyboard, you can run the shortcut, and when Slide to shut down your PC appears. Press Enter to power down your device.

To know more details, watch this video.

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