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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.

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    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

Press the on/off switch.

Credit Scott Hanselman

  • +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
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    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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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    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

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