Add a Shutdown menu to the Windows 8 desktop

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Chiefcrowe, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. ViRGE

    ViRGE Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus

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    Is ALT-F4 really that hard to get to?
     
  2. lxskllr

    lxskllr Lifer

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    I do almost everything with a mouse. Using a keyboard is many times inconvenient, like right now. I'm laying in bed holding my keyboard in one hand, and typing with the other. When I'm finished, the keyboard will be placed ~2' from me, with my mouse at my side. If I wanted to shut down, using the mouse would be much better than reaching over to the keyboard, and using buttons.
     
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    I often log in to machines from a smartphone. Keyborad shortcuts are a hassle in that case.

    Windows Server 2012 is especially stupid in that regard. Who on Earth thought that a touch-based server interface was a good idea?
     
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    smakme7757 Golden Member

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    While i was getting used to W8 i made a shortcut on the desktop with the command to shutdown the system.

    Now i just use ALT-F4 or through the charms menu.

    For those interested

    Shutdown and restart
    http://jack-brennan.com/Downloads/Shortcuts.zip

    Throw them on your desktop and you're a double click away from shutting down/restarting your pc.

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


    **Edit: Ok i see the link did exactly what i did :p
     
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