Double click the Default value
As you can see, to make it easier to decipher the contents of this table, I've separated each set of keys and string values for each command you could add to the menu. The main key is in blue and a red border separates each key. Just add the keys that you specified earlier in the SubCommands value in the Shut Down key. If you decide that you don't want to include the icons on your menu, simply omit the Icon string value.
Let's begin by creating the restart key. To do so, right-click on the shell key and select the New | Key command. When you see the new key appear, name it restart. This key name must be all lowercase!
After you create the restart key, select it and you'll see that it contains a single String Value called Default. Now, double click the Default value. When you see the Edit String dialog box, type Restart in the Value data text box, as shown in Figure I. Then click OK.
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