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I want somehow to have an extra turn off functionality on the laptop. Therefore, I am asking the question how to turn off the laptop from an external source (ex. Mouse click). I have seen some suggestions which show to extend the power switch inside the laptop, but I wanted just to check whether it is possible to power the laptop on this way.

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You can turn it off, but not on –  Sam Dufel Sep 1 '11 at 16:06
How can I turn it off? I am interested on that? But of course, having mouse click functionality same pressing normal shut down button on windows! –  asterix55 Sep 1 '11 at 16:08
@Sam Dufel: You can also turn it on if you have enterprise remote-management firmware... –  Mechanical snail Sep 1 '11 at 21:59

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[Although not mentioned in your question, in the comments for your question you mention that you are running Windows —DN]

Yes, you can create a desktop shortcut that will launch a command to shut down the system. You can then click the shortcut with your mouse.

I found the following at :


C:\Windows\System32\Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll, SetSuspendState


C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /h

Power off

C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00
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