When you’re in Windows 8’s full-screen mode, you have to go through four annoying clicks or taps to shut down your computer. This shortcut fixes that annoyance by placing a one-click (or one-tap) tile in the Start screen.
PCWorld’s Rick Broida to the rescue with these instructions:
- Head to the Desktop mode by pressing Windows+D or clicking the Desktop tile.
- Right-click on an open space on the desktop and go to New > Shortcut.
- In the location field, type shutdown /p and then click Next, then Finish.
- Right-click on the new shortcut and choose Pin to Start.
If you like, you can also create a reboot tile using shutdown /r /t 0 (zero, not the letter “o” at the end) in step 3.
Windows 8 comes with a number of annoyances, but many of them, like this, are easy enough to fix. Hopefully with the Windows Blue update, we won’t have to fix all the hassles ourselves.
How to create a Windows 8 shutdown tile | PCWorld