“Window Shade”

It makes sense that a Windows PC would have a feature called Window Shade.

This feature allows you to “pull down the shade” on your screen to shut down your computer.

Windows 10 and 11 computers have a cool slide-to-shut down feature, but the capability is hidden until you activate it.

This can work on any Windows 10 or 11 computer but is especially handy with tablets and touchscreens.

There are a few different ways to get the feature running on your PC, but creating a desktop shortcut probably makes the most sense.

To enable Window Shade – or “Slide To Shut Down”, right-click on the desktop and select New > Shortcut.

In the window that pops up, type SlideToShutDown (exactly as it is typed here) as the location of the file.

A prompt to rename the file will appear and you can name it whatever you want. Try Window Shade, for example.

Click “Finish” and you will have created a clickable icon on your desktop named “Window Shade”.

You can use this icon or you can also create a shortcut on your keyboard.

To create the shortcut on your keyboard, right-click the Window Shade file that you just created on your desktop and select Properties.

Enter a key in the Shortcut key box and click Apply. This will assign whatever key you selected on your keyboard as a shortcut using the Contrl+Alt+”Whatever button you selected” as the shortcut.

You can then double-click on the shortcut or enter your keyboard shortcut to prompt a pull-down shade to appear.

Use your mouse or finger on a touchscreen to drag the shade down to the bottom of the screen to turn off your computer.

Keep in mind that this is a shutdown, not sleep.

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