How to Enable Or Disable Slide To Shutdown Feature

Windows tablets and phones have a “slide to shut down” interface which appears automatically when you long-press the power button. This screen, allows you to quickly turn off your device by swiping an overlay downwards. This feature was first introduced in Windows 8 but exists on Windows 11 and 10. Accessing the interface is as simple as launching the program. It’s located inside Windows’ System32 folder. You can start the feature with a “slidetoshutdown” command from the run dialog box.

Typing this name will quickly become tedious if you use the feature regularly. Instead, you can quickly create a shortcut with the proper command to enable “Slide to shut down your PC”. You can then assign a keyboard shortcut to the link, letting you invoke the interface from anywhere within Windows.

Create Slide To Shutdown shortcut in Windows 11/10

1. Right-click on an empty space on the desktop, select New, and click Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the following path :


3. Enter a descriptive name for the shortcut

4. Click Finish to complete the task.

5. Right-click the newly created shortcut and click on Properties.

6. On the Shortcut tab, click the Change Icon button

7. Click OK to confirm that the path you specified doesn’t contain icons. Select an icon that best describe the shutdown button.

How to Block Slide To Shutdown feature

A lot of people on the Microsoft Forums are asking how to turn off the Slide to Shutdown feature because It keeps shutting down users computer at random times and they lost their work, one example.

You can block the “Slide to Shutdown” feature with a single click and then reset it back to its default settings. For this you can use a portable freeware application called “Slide to Shutdown blocker”.

Download, unzip and run the software, the first click disables the Slide to Shutdown feature, the second click resets it to default.

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