How to Enable Slide to Shutdown in
Windows 8.1
When Windows 8 was unleashed to the public on 1st August 2012, one of the m...
It’s always best to assign a shortcut or a hotkey to such a critical function. To do that, navigate to
your Windows 8.1 in...
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  1. 1. How to Enable Slide to Shutdown in Windows 8.1 When Windows 8 was unleashed to the public on 1st August 2012, one of the most frequent issues faced and highlighted by the user base was ‘how to quickly shut down the PC’. Now, this may seem a bit trivial but upon using the operating system one reaches the conclusion that Microsoft had successfully made the process of shutting down somewhat inaccessible or mysterious. The former case was such that you could easily click on the shut down option in the Start menu whenever needed but with the Start Menu gone and the Start Screen introduced, many of the initial users had to keep the power button pressed to achieve the desired outcome. In actual, to shut down your computer in Windows 8, you have to move your cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen to reveal the Charms Bar where clicking the Settings icon expands the sidebar to reveal a Power button. Upon clicking this button, three options spring up: Shut down, Restartand Sleep. Read More To activate the Slide To Shutdown feature in Windows 8.1, follow the steps below: Step 1 See if your system supports connected standby. The Slide To Shutdown feature, quite often, requires connected standby (that allows instant turn on and off). In order to check support, simply type powercfg/availablesleepstates in the Command Prompt window. Step 2 Type ‘Slide To Shutdown’ in the Start Screen and click the item if it comes up in the search results. Remember, the Slide to Shutdown item is an EXE file and it should be activated as soon as you click it. Step 3
  2. 2. It’s always best to assign a shortcut or a hotkey to such a critical function. To do that, navigate to your Windows 8.1 installation drive where you must select the system folder by clicking Windows folder followed by the System32 folder. Upon reaching there, find theSlideToShutdown.exe file and right click it to bring the context menu to view. Inside the Send To option, select the Desktop (create shortcut) option to make it accessible on the desktop. Right click the respective desktop icon and click on Properties to view the subsequent window. Read More Figure 1 Click Here To View Enlarge Image Image Courtesy: IntoWindows As evident, the Slide To Shutdown feature (although hidden to the common user base) is a very useful tweak for everyone realizing the value of time. If you face any issues, in accessing or enabling this feature feel free to tell us about your experiences in the Comments section below. Cheers!
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