When I click on shutdown on start menu, I want my Windows 8.1 computer to do:

1- Switch User (As long as lock keeps computer going on with normal power, while executables are running, it's also desirable.).

2- Turn off monitor

Note: Shutdown button has to remain with the same name.

I've tried several gpedit.msc and regedit tweaks without luck. Things I tried on GPEDIT.MSC:

1- Users Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar > Change start menu power button(This tweak only changes the default power mode you see when you first alt-f4)

2- There's another tweak - Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate commands - which is not what I wanted.

Edit: Actually I'm trying to change the behaviour of "Shutdown" command anywhere, either on start menu or when you ALT-F4.

I need shutdown not to shut down the computer, basicly.

  • Switch User...or lock? If the former, what user do you want to switch to? – Twisty Impersonator Apr 24 '17 at 16:17
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    Which gpedit and regedit "tweaks" have your tried? Plus what Twisty said. I assume you mean you want to either log off or lock. – music2myear Apr 24 '17 at 16:19
  • I've edited my question with those info. – Lulili Apr 24 '17 at 18:42

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