How to use the Slide to Shutdown feature on Windows 11

The feature of sliding the screen down to turn off the computer is nothing new, but it only supports laptops. You just need to press and hold the power button to see a screen with the words Slide to shut down your PC and then slide the down arrow button to turn off the computer.

Slide to shut down your PC 2With the desktop line, if you want to use this feature, follow these steps.

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Using Run:

This way, you only need to remember the execution command to be able to do it.

– You press the keyboard shortcut Win + CHEAP to open the Run box.

– You enter the command Slidetoshutdown > press Enter.

Slide to shut down your PC 1– The screen goes dark and the words appear Slide to shut down your PC on the lock screen wallpaper, you drag down to turn off the device.

Use the shortcut:

This way helps you to shorten the operation later and do not need to remember the command.

– You right-click on the desktop> select New > Shortcuts.

Slide to shut down your PC 6– You paste %windir%System32SlideToShutDown.exe > press next.

Slide to shut down your PC 3– Do you give the shortcut a name or keep the default name > press finish.

Slide to shut down your PC 4Then just double-click the SlideToShutDown shortcut to shut down your computer.

Slide to shut down your PC 5Because the shortcut icon is quite rough, you can change it to a more visible icon by right-clicking > select Properties. In the window that opens, you press Change Icon > OK and select the available icon or press Browse to select your icon. Finally, you press OK to save changes.

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