Windows – Logoff & Restart desktop shortcuts Instead of using your mouse to logout or restart your Windows workstation, you can create a shortcut that will accomplish these tasks with a double-click. Right-click on your desktop and select New, then Shortcut. Enter the following in the “Type the location of the item” box: logoff.exe if you want to log out of your workstation. shutdown.exe -r if you want to restart your computer.

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