Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Possible Duplicate:
How do I shutdown Windows 8?

The only method I could find out while usage is drag to top right, then go to settings, click on power button and click again on shutdown. Sounds too much.

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by soandos, slhck Nov 5 '12 at 9:51

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

2  
These are the only ways. If you feel adding a shutdown tile is a hack, then the answer would probably be that no, there's no in-built method to do what you want. –  Karan Nov 4 '12 at 23:14
add comment

4 Answers 4

up vote 12 down vote accepted

Press the on/off switch.

Credit Scott Hanselman

share|improve this answer
    
+1, possibly the quickest/shortest method no matter whether you are at the desktop or the Start Screen, and no "hacks" required (unless you count setting the power button to shut down as one). –  Karan Nov 4 '12 at 23:27
1  
Thanks for the great link .. I felt like a fool. Then I felt I have been played all these years. Now I feel worse. –  Kang Nov 4 '12 at 23:29
    
@Kang Beer solves the issue of feeling like a fool. Damn, I have been pulling the power cord for years! –  Moab Nov 5 '12 at 0:17
    
+1 but I hope the option to make the power button actually mean hibernate is still there. –  Mark Hurd Nov 5 '12 at 1:02
add comment

You can make a tile in the start menu for a Windows 8 shutdown.

Step 1: Right-click on a open area of your desktop, then go to New and select Shortcut. (Credit: Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET) enter image description here Step 2: In the location box, type shutdown /p to shut down Windows 8 immediately or shutdown /r /t 0 to reboot Windows 8 immediately. Click Next to continue. (Credit: Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET) enter image description here Step 3: Type a name for your shortcut, then click the Finish button. Step 4: Right-click on the shortcut from your desktop and select Pin to Start. (Credit: Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET) enter image description here Step 5: Go back to the Start screen and verify that your new shutdown tile appears.

Credit: Cnet

share|improve this answer
    
Thank you for the quick answer and though this might be a solution, i'd rather call it a hack. Win8 has some poor UX. –  Kang Nov 4 '12 at 22:51
add comment

You can use WIN + D to go to desktop followed by ALT + F4

share|improve this answer
    
This also seems to work under Windows 7. –  Charles Nov 5 '12 at 2:27
    
@Charles I believe it also works in Vista and XP, not that anyone should still be on them... –  Izkata Nov 5 '12 at 3:31
add comment

If you've got a keyboard then WinKey + i brings up the settings and you can tap the bower button from there.

share|improve this answer
1  
Thank you for the answer but too much work here too. 2 keys and then 2 clicks. Again a bad UX example I'd say. –  Kang Nov 4 '12 at 23:05
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.