I have to admit, I was having some trouble figuring out how to shut down and restart Windows 8 recently, which was pretty embarrassing. However, thanks to MrGroove’s post a few days ago covering all the new Windows 8 Metro keyboard shortcuts, I figured out what I believe is the best method for shutting down both my Windows 8 tablet and desktop.
For Tablet users, Swipe the screen from Left to Right starting on the far Right side. Tap Settings.
Tap Sleep, Shut Down or Restart.
Editors Note: I had some extra energy tonight so I included a screencast to go along with Jordan’s groovyPost.
Type Win+I which will bring up the settings Charms Settings. Click Power and choose between Sleep, Shut down or Restart.
Just as a reminder you can access this Charm panel from anywhere, while browsing the Internet, using a Windows 8 app, or pretty much anywhere else.
If you have a mouse, you can also move the mouse to the bottom-left corner of the screen to open the Start Charm.
And again, click the Power button to get the shutdown/restart options.
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