How to Add a “Slide to shut down” Feature on Windows 10 PC?

Updates from Microsoft are released from time to time to improve features and functions. One of the first things you learn when you get a laptop is how to shut down and start up your computer. Windows 8 and later versions brought another exciting feature. With the “Slide to Shutdown” feature, your device can be quickly de-energized. Although it is available on Windows 10, you can use it on tablets and mobile devices by pressing and holding the power button for a few seconds.

To use this feature, you need to quickly create a shortcut with the appropriate control to enable “Slide to Shutdown” on Windows 10 computers, including those which don’t have touch screens. After completing the shortcut, slide a screen to shut your computer down. Keep reading this risewindows article for detailed instructions.

How to add a “Slide to shut down” feature on Windows 10 PC?

Step 1: Go to the desktop. On the empty space, right-click on it and navigate to Newand then click Shortcut.

Step 2: Type the following in the search box. You can also copy it from down below and click on Next:-


Step 3: You can either set the name of your choice or leave the default one as is. Once you do it, click on Finish.

Step 4: You can right-click and go to the properties[keybt]to get a fancy icon.

Step 5: Once selected, click on [keybt]change icon option.

Step 6: When the next window appears on your screen, click on OK.

Step 7: Go to the “Look for icons in this file“ section and type the following. You can also go ahead and copy it:-


Step 8: Go to the power icon and click on OK.

Step 9: Click on OK for the “Shortcut of Slide to Shutdown” that you have just created. It will change its icon.

Step 10: As the final step, drag and drop this shortcut to your taskbar.

You will now be able to quickly access the “Slide to Shutdown” by just clicking on this taskbar. As you click on this icon, half of the screen will fade. You will have to slide the screen to the bottom to shut down your computer.

That is it.

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