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    Add Shut down Context Menu in Windows 10

    Add Shut down Context Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add Shut down Context Menu in Windows 10
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    16 Nov 2017
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    How to Add Shut down Context Menu in Windows 10

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    If you don't plan to use your PC for a while, then you could shut down (turn off) the PC. A shutdown will close all apps, sign out all users, and completely turn off the PC. Hybrid shutdown performs a shutdown of the computer and prepares it for fast startup.

    Starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update:

    Old behavior:
    - When you shut down your PC, all apps are closed
    - After reboot/restart, you have to re-open any app you'd like to use

    New behavior:
    - When shutting down your PC, any open apps are "bookmarked" (for lack of a better word)
    - After reboot/restart, these apps will re-open automatically

    Workaround:
    - Shut down all apps before you shut down or restart the PC.
    OR
    - Shut down from Alt+F4 Shut Down Windows dialog.

    Source: Programs autostart after boot in Windows 10 Insider Preview 16257 - Microsoft Community
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    UPDATE: Starting with Windows 10 build 17040:

    Based on your feedback, the feature to restore applications that have registered for application restart after you reboot or shutdown (through power options available on the Start Menu and various other locations) has been set to only occur for users that have enabled Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting my device after an update or restart in the Privacy section under Sign-in Options Settings.


    If you like, you can add a custom context menu that includes different ways to shut down the PC as another workaround to this new shutdown behavior.

    This tutorial will show you how to add a Shut down context menu for all users to easily select how they would like to shut down the PC in Windows 10.

    While you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.
    Note   Note
    Shut down Context menu items Command Performed
    Force apps to close, and shutdown PC with no time-out or warning shutdown /s /f /t 0
    Shutdown PC with warning shutdown /s
    Turn off PC with no time-out or warning, but prompt to save any unsaved work shutdown /p
    Shutdown PC and prepares it for fast startup shutdown /s /hybrid /t 0
    Force apps to close, shutdown PC, and prepares it for fast startup shutdown /s /hybrid /f /t 0
    Shutdown PC. On next boot, restart any opened registered apps shutdown /sg /t 0
    Slide to shut down PC SlideToShutDown.exe

    Shutdown warning:
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    Prompt to go back and save any unsaved work:
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    Slide to shut down PC:
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    EXAMPLE: Shut down context menu
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add "Shut down" to Desktop Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Shut_down_to_desktop_context_menu.reg

    download


     3. To Remove "Shut down" from Desktop Context Menu

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Shut_down_from_desktop_context_menu.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
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    Excellent!

    Printed whole tut to PDF so I'd have it at my fingertips!

    Thanks, Shawn!
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Excellent!

    Printed whole tut to PDF so I'd have it at my fingertips!

    Thanks, Shawn!
    I am doing the same.


    Now @Brink,

    That is really a good initiative with regard to creating an option in context menu for shutting down one's computer . I have noticed since after installing the FCU, two issues have arisen whenever I want to restart/reboot my PC:
    -One has to do with the "To go back and save any unsaved work" as your screenshot above illustrates the case so well. The thing is I am 100% sure that I don't have any open app at the time of restart. So I always go for the option to "Restart anyway", since the prompt never gives me the name of the app.

    -The other has to do with the message I usually have right after restarting. The message will show even before the logon screen appears and reads: "the user name or password is incorrect". How can this be when I have not even had a chance to enter any password or PIN. It's only after clicking OK on the said message that the PIN or Password box appears.

    I would like to know if anybody else has experienced the same issue.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4
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    Hello @IronZorg89,

    I'll have restart context menu available tomorrow that'll hopefully help.

    The "user name or password is incorrect" issue sounds like you have netplwiz set to automatically sign in to your account, but setup with an incorrect password.

    If this is the case, then you could either go back and setup netplwiz again with the correct password, or check the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box to stop this issues.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup User Accounts Tutorials
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello @IronZorg89,

    I'll have restart context menu available tomorrow that'll hopefully help.

    The "user name or password is incorrect" issue sounds like you have netplwiz set to automatically sign in to your account, but setup with an incorrect password.

    If this is the case, then you could either go back and setup netplwiz again with the correct password, or check the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box to stop this issues.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup User Accounts Tutorials
    Thanks Brink. I am going to check netplwiz settings and post back. The weird thing is I never used to having those aforementioned messages (post # 3) before the advent of the FCU. And I am also pretty sure I didn't change any setting before or after FCU except for putting the toggle For "Controlled folder Access' to On..
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #6
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    Windows 10 pro x64-bit

    @Brink,

    Just like I thought, the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" was already checked (see screenshot below). This is what I get after entering netplwiz in the "Run" box:

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    Maybe I will try to change my password or re-enter it in netplwiz settings — I don't even know if that's possible for the latter..
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #7
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    If the box is checked, then netplwiz wasn't set to automatically sign you in at startup.

    You might see if unchecking the box, click on Apply, fill out info, check the box, and click on OK may reset this for you if related.
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  8.    3 Weeks Ago #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    If the box is checked, then netplwiz wasn't set to automatically sign you in at startup.

    You might see if unchecking the box, click on Apply, file out info, check the box, and click on OK may reset this for you if related.
    I have found the root cause of the problem and everything is fine now. All along there was a message from Microsoft for both of my PCs to verify my identity for this computer. I realized that after going to settings (gear icon) > Accounts. After clicking on "Verify", Microsoft sent me a code on my phone to enter, which I did for both PCs. Right after, I run the command: shutdown /r /t 0 in the Run box and restarted. To my amazement, the message "The user name or password is incorrect" didn't show up this time around.

    In a way, I owe everything to you for having put me on the right track. Hadn't you mentioned netplwiz, I would have never thought to go to the users account where I found out that I had to verify my identity on this PC.

    On a side note, I have to let you know that I used the same Password On both PCs as evidenced in the User Accounts' screenshot above in post # 6. That's the reason why you are seeing remote desktop under the "Group" column for each user in the same screenshot.
    Thanks again!!

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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #9
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    Great news.
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