Shutdown & Restart link

Saturday, April 16, 2011 by aceuk | Discussion: DesktopX Tutorials


I'm trying to get the correct shortcut path for Shutdown and Restart.

I have the 2 icon and from a search on google found info that said this was the path.

For Shutdown - C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00

For Restart - C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -r -t 00

In properties I have the object type as - shortcut / file shortcut

When I click on the icon I get no response.

I should add that I have tried these commands on a shortcut outside of desktopX and they work.

Reply #1 Saturday, April 16, 2011 12:09 PM

Why not use the presets in the Object Type window?  Propeties > General > Change Object Type > System; you'll find Windows restart and Windows shutdown there.

Reply #2 Saturday, April 16, 2011 5:54 PM


You come to my rescue again.

The command works but there is something wrong with my icons. As you can see the red & green buttons (black & white parts showing).

I have made about 20 of these icons now and are working fine .I even did these again in case I went wrong somewhere.

 So what do you think the problem is? I have left the properties windows open so you can see the settings.

 Also I have a problem with the icons where the white line is - they do not sit central on the bar

Really enjoying modding this theme to my requirements and learning about DX on the way



Reply #3 Saturday, April 16, 2011 7:04 PM

Can you move them up (the ones on the left) so they're aligned? If their movement is locked, hold CTRL while dragging. For the ones on the right, check Properties > States > Transparency. Make sure the 'per-pixel alpha blending' box is checked (for the mouse away, mouse over, and hide states.)

Reply #4 Saturday, April 16, 2011 7:44 PM

I just sorted the ones on the left.

I went into desktop builder and then List Objects to adjust there position.

Thanx for the info on the transparency that did the trick.

Another thing I know.

Cheers for yor help

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