The Windows SlideToShutDown Shortcut is adorable. And apparently, it’s been hiding on PCs since WIndows 8. If you want to try this out on your PC:

  • Right-click on your desktop wallpaper, mouse over “New” and then click Shortcut
  • In the entry field, type slidetoshutdown and click Next.
  • Type any name you like for this shortcut, or accept what is already in the field, and click Finish.

Now you have a desktop shortcut that can power off your computer. When you trigger it, you’ll see a window-blind swoop down for you to use. Slide it down to turn off your PC. Swipe it up and away if you’ve changed your mind.

Windows SlideToShutDown Shortcut