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Windows 8.1 to let you shut down directly via Start button

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    Windows 8.1 to let you shut down directly via Start button


    Windows 8.1 will try to make your life a bit easier by letting you shut down or restart your PC from the Start screen.

    The preview edition of Windows 8.1 isn't due out until Wednesday. But the Windows Server 2012 R2 preview is available now for download. Since both versions share many features in common, the server-based preview provides a good glimpse at what's ahead for PC and tablet users.

    Windows 8.1 users will be able to trigger a shut down or reboot much more quickly than in Windows 8. On the PC's Start screen, simply right-click on the new Start button to display the familiar pop-up menu. You'll now find a shut down command at the bottom of the menu, which lets you turn off or restart your device.
    Read more at: Windows 8.1 to let you shut down directly via Start button | Microsoft - CNET News

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    Thanks Shawn. But, with your tutorials on setting up "Restart, Shutdown, and Sleep" within the "Right Click Context Menu" there is no longer any need (for me) for them to be on the Menu, or Start Screen. . .

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    There are some interesting new features, exciting day ahead
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    Yep, it's going to be a busy few days of updating tutorials for 8.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Thanks Shawn. But, with your tutorials on setting up "Restart, Shutdown, and Sleep" within the "Right Click Context Menu" there is no longer any need (for me) for them to be on the Menu, or Start Screen. . .

    Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

    I like the context power control, my wife & some friends like shortcut buttons for logoff, shutdown & restart.

    I am looking forward to better control of tiles. As well as using more than 1 app at a time with larger split.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yep, it's going to be a busy few days of updating tutorials for 8.1.
    Very true. Good luck big guy !

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    Windows 8.1 users will be able to trigger a shut down or reboot much more quickly than in Windows 8. On the PC's Start screen, simply right-click on the new Start button to display the familiar pop-up menu. You'll now find a shut down command at the bottom of the menu, which lets you turn off or restart your device.
    That is a must have feature ! Cool !

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Windows 8.1 to let you shut down directly via Start button
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