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Lock, Log off, Restart, Shut Down, Switch User - Windows 8

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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    @kado897 - thanks
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    I registered here specifically to thank you for such an excellent post. It was very helpful.
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    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    Welcome to Eight Forums Dorian. I'm glad it could help.
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  4. #33


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    win 8 64 pro


    Do you miss being able to ALT-F4 out of your win 7 desktop with whatever command you set it for?
    Here is how to change the setting for ‘Shut Down Windows’ dialogue box in Win 8

    Open the ‘Local Group Policy Editor’ buy typing “gpedit.msi” in the start screen.
    Go to: User Configuration
    Go to: Administrative Templates
    Go to: Start Menu and Taskbar
    Go to: Change Start Menu power button and right click ‘edit’
    Once in the window choose ‘enable’
    Choose which setting you want with the pull down menu.
    Now go to the desktop and ALT-F4 and you'll see your choice reflected there!
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by amidmany View Post
    Do you miss being able to ALT-F4 out of your win 7 desktop with whatever command you set it for?
    Here is how to change the setting for ‘Shut Down Windows’ dialogue box in Win 8

    Open the ‘Local Group Policy Editor’ buy typing “gpedit.msi” in the start screen.
    Go to: User Configuration
    Go to: Administrative Templates
    Go to: Start Menu and Taskbar
    Go to: Change Start Menu power button and right click ‘edit’
    Once in the window choose ‘enable’
    Choose which setting you want with the pull down menu.
    Now go to the desktop and ALT-F4 and you'll see your choice reflected there!
    Hello Aminmany, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you could also do this below to only have it apply to the current user.

    Shut Down Windows - Change Default Action in Windows 8
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