The Slide To Shut Down feature only serves for Windows10 and Windows 8.1 compatible computers. So if you are on the older version of Windows, this post is not relevant to you.

What is Slide To Shut Down?

The Slide To Shut Down feature creates a drop-down rectangular box (sized half your screen) every time you execute the SlideToShutDown.exe file on your Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 computer. This box allows users to shut down their computers by pulling it down to the bottom of their screen.

Either you can create this SlideToShutDown.exe file on your own or you can navigate the file inside the C: Drive > Windows > System32 folder. You can execute it from this location itself or you can simply copy this file and paste it inside your favorite location. 

How to create a SlideToShutDown.exe file?

Creating a Slide to Shut Down executable file
Renaming the Slide To Shut Down executable file to Magic Shut Down

  1. Right-click on your Desktop (the location can be random) and under New, select Shortcut. 
  2. Inside the location box, type %windir%\System32\SlideToShutDown.exe and press Enter or click Next. 
  3. You can assign a name to the file if you want. I have named it ‘Magic Shut Down.’ Finally, click Finish to create the shortcut.
  4. You can also change the icon of this shortcut file to make it more appealing and familiar. Simply Right-click on the file, select Properties > Change Icon. 

There you go! Every time you execute this file, the in-built Microsoft’s SlideToShutDown.exe file will be executed and all you need to do is just pull down that box to the bottom-most part of your screen.

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