Windows 8.1 – Slide to Shut Down


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I was always surprised that Microsoft did not ship Windows 8 with Shutdown and Restart buttons on the Start Screen. While these shortcuts can be created manually if needed – tablet and touch screen users now have another option in Windows 8.1 called “Slide to Shut Down”.

SlideToShutDown.exe is located in C:\Windows\System32 – simply right click (or tap and hold) it and then pin it to the Start screen or taskbar, or create a desktop shortcut.

Windows 8.1 - Slide to Shut Down
Windows 8.1 – Slide to Shut Down

Tapping Slide to Shut Down provides a half screen overlay that you simply swipe down to initiate shutdown.

Source: BetaNews

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