When I shut down my PC I usually have roughly 50 application instances open with unsaved pending changes, and roughly 100-150 that can be closed immediately.
Before Windows 8 shutting down the PC started closing the applications and whenever it encountered one with a pending save it showed me the save dialog to which I had very little time to respond, after which I was forced to either terminate the process or abort the shutdown. The situation sucked, as I was forced to initiate the shutdown several times as I went through the dialogs.
With Windows 8 things are even worse. As soon as you initiate the shutdown you are shown a useless screen where you can't do anything except see a list of the applications pending a save showing up as "Not Responding" and your only choices are to forcefully terminate them (without saving) or abort the shutdown.
This leaves me manually closing all the open applications which is a very annoying and long process, taking up to 10 minutes.
Is there a way to tell the PC to shut down which shuts down all apps without pending saves but lets me have a chance to respond to the save dialogs, shutting off the PC when I am done?