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How to Create an Abort Shortcut in Vista
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This will show you how to create an Abort shortcut so you can quickly click on it to abort either a shutdown or restart before their delay time is up.
How to Create an Abort Shortcut in Vista

information   Information
This will show you how to create an Abort shortcut so you can quickly click on it to abort either a shutdown or restart before their delay time is up.
warning   Warning
You must hit the Abort shortcut before the delay time expires on the shutdown or restart. This shortcut will not work for anything else other than shutdown or restart.
Tip   Tip
If you would like to create a keyboard shortcut key for this shortcut, then see: How to Create a Keyboard Shortcut for a Program in Vista





OPTION ONE
Download Abort Shortcut

1. Click on the download button below to download the Abort.zip file.​
download

2. Click on Save and save it to the Desktop.​
3. Right click on the Abort.zip file (on desktop) and click on Open.​
4. Click on Allow in the UAC prompt.​
5. Extract the Abort shortcut to the desktop.​
6. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.​
7. When done, you can delete the Abort.zip file (on desktop) if you want to.​






OPTION TWO
Manually Create Abort Shortcut

1. Right click on a empty area of the desktop.
2. Click on New and Shortcut.​
3. Type shutdown.exe -a in the location field. (See screenshot below)​
4. Click on the Next button.​
Location.jpg

5. Type Abort for the name. (See screenshot below step 6)​
NOTE: You can name it anything you would like though.
6. Click on the Finish button.​
Name.jpg

7. Right click on the new Abort shortcut (on desktop) and click on Properties.​
8. Click onthe Change Icon button. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: For more on how to change a shortcut folder or file icon, see: How to Change a Shortcut Folder or File Icon in Vista
Properties.jpg

9. Click on OK at the pop-up window. (See screenshot below)​
Prompt.jpg

10. Click on the icon highlighted in blue below. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: If you have your own icon you would rather use, then just navigate to where you have it saved. Vista needs a 256 bit icon for best viewing results.
11. Click on OK.​
Change Icon.jpg

12. Click on OK to apply. (See screenshot below step 8)​
13. Move or copy the new Abort shortcut to wherever you like it to be for easy use.​
That's it,
Shawn


 
Last edited:
Shawn Brink

Comments

Wicked!

Instead of doing it your way though I chucked it under SetPoint (with uberOptions installed) as the record button (Using Win XP x64 drivers since Vista ones are too buggy). :D
 
Adam,

Glad you liked it. Please share how you set yours up. Make a tutorial of your own with it to if you would like to.

Shawn
 
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