This is too handy not to share.
There’s a bunch of times that I’m downloading some stuff in Firefox. I know it will take about 90 minutes to finish. Sadly, Firefox doesn’t include an auto shutdown option. Windows doesn’t offer this option on the start menu either. :rolleyes: I used to say “screw it” and leave the pc on all night. That wastes electricity.
You can use Windows Task scheduler. That’s a major pain in the ass. Especially when you want a one time, ad hoc event.
I found this article. It explains how to create a desktop shortcut that shuts down – 2 hours from now. Click it anytime you need it. I use this shortcut several times a week. Best thing since sliced bread.
He also shows how to create a shortcut to abort the shutdown.
Very simple. Takes 5 steps. Anyone can easily do this without a lot of tech knowledge.
I did make one change. I included the path to shutdown.exe. It’s in c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe
In most cases, I find shutting down - two hours from now, perfect. That’s long enough to complete my downloads. You can change the time if you want.