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The shutdown Windows Start menu button has evolved over time, but is hidden in Windows 8.
So you upgraded to Windows 8 and finding everything to be a bit different, including no access directly to the shutdown menu from the traditional Start menu. If you don’t need the Home screen, or Metro UI, and would like the traditional Start menu back, read this article: Switch Windows 8 Start Menu Back to Previous Style.
If you prefer the new Windows 8 Metro UI approach, you can still have your shutdown button. In this article, I will show you how to create shutdown shortcuts for Windows 8, including the creation of a shutdown App Tile on the Home screen.
Presently, fro anywhere in Windows 8, you can access Restart or Shutdown by hovering your mouse over the Start menu on Desktop, or in the bottom left corner of the Home screen and select Settings. Specifics steps given in this article,
Free Software How to Shutdown #Windows_8 bit.ly/sNBAqA, tweeted by @modeane ~Dr. Modeane Walker.
You can also Log off from the Home screen, by clicking on your Profile tile in the upper right corner. My guess is that this menu will evolve, providing more options, such as shutdown, restart, etc. These shortcuts are good for your desktop PC, laptop, and especially your Windows 8-based tablet PC.
In the meantime, let’s create a shutdown button that can be accessed from the Home screen, then we will also create another shortcut for the Desktop and to add as an App Tile on the Home screen.
Follow these instructions…
Now, let’s verify it is working by going to your Home screen (click on the Start button in the bottom left corner, or tap the Windows key on your keyboard) and start typing the shortcut name you created. It should now appear above.
You can now move the Desktop shortcut anywhere you would like. Now, let’s verify the App Tile creation; go to your Home screen, scroll to the right and you should find the new shutdown Tile.
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