Below is instructions to put a shutdown icon on the desk top and then what I did was make a hot key for it. I also have a icon on mye desk top to send a e mail message quickly without going into outlook express, which I also made a hot key for. Shannon To put a shutdown icon on your desktop, right-click on your desktop and choose New, Shortcut. In the command line, enter rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows and then click Next. Choose a name for the shortcut in the next box (probably something like Shut Down) and then click finish. You can now double-click this icon to shut down your computer, without going to the Start menu.