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2 ways to Enable Slide to Shut down Feature in windows 10

Windows 10 and 8.1 come with a secret hidden Slide to shut down feature. Which allows only scroll down to shut down your windows easily.  Here How to Enable the Slide to Shutdown feature in Windows 10. For this, you have to only Create Slide To Shut-down shortcut in Windows 10.  Slide To Shut-down provides an easy user interface to shut down Windows with a swipe.It was created for PCs and tablets with Connected Standby. Connected Standby is a power management feature similar to what smartphones have.

How To Enable Slide to shutdown feature

To see the Slide to Shutdown feature in Windows 10 in action, Press Win + R shortcut keys on the keyboard to open the Run dialogue. And Type command slidetoshutdown. The Slide To Shut Down feature will make the lock screen roll down halfway through the screen. Then all you need to do is to pull it down to shut down your PC.


To quickly shut down your Windows 10/8.1 touch device, you can create a Slide To Shutdown shortcut on your desktop.

If you want to have permanent access to the feature, you can create a shortcut or pin the slidetoshutdown.exe file to the Start menu or Taskbar.

Create Slide To Shutdown Shortcut on Windows 10 Desktop

To create a Slide To Shutdown shortcut, right-click on your Windows desktop and select New > Shortcut. Now in the Create Shortcut wizard that opens.

New shortcut

In the Type the location of the item field, Type  %windir%\System32\SlideToShutDown.exe

select slide to shutdown path

Click on Next.
Give the shortcut a name –   SlideToShutDown, and click on Finish.

Name the shortcut

Now select the shortcut to right-click on it select properties – As shown below image click on change Icon select the appropriate icon for this.

change icon

Now when you want to shut down your tablet or touch device, click /touch this icon. The lock screen will roll down halfway through the screen and stay there. Drag it down to the bottom edge of the screen and your computer will shut down.

Tablet users especially may find this feature more useful, if you create its shortcut on the desktop or pin it to your taskbar. The Slide to shutdown feature can be used with the mouse as well, you can drag the overlay down with the mouse pointer.

Trick 2 To Slide to shutdown feature

Navigate using File Explorer into the following folder:

Slide to shutdown feature

There you will find the slidetoshutdown.exe file. Right-click it to pin it to Start or to the taskbar
you can drag the slidetoshutdown.exe file to Desktop while holding down the Alt key. This will create a shortcut on the Desktop.

To try the feature, launch the Run box ( Windows+R is the quickest way to do this) and type slidetoshutdown.exe. Hit OK, and a shutter-style screen will appear. Drag down on this, to shut down Windows.
Browse to C:\Windows\System32, scroll down and right-click on slidetoshutdown.exe, and choose the action you want. You can create a desktop shortcut or pin it to the Taskbar or Start screen.

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