key followed by pressing up arrow twice isn’t reliable
Start menu layout for different people (you can have a
full screen experience, you can rearrange tiles, and you
can hide certain parts (the last one is destined for
overall layout of Start menu is different between Windows
10 releases (the one that is seen in builds 10240 and
10586 is different than that of 14393).
may recall some forums talking about inability for users to
find power button in Start menu when build 14393
(Anniversary Update) was first released (August 2016). This
is because the overall layout of the Start menu has changed
from prior Windows 10 releases (and this is why using the
Start menu method is unreliable). I can tell you that
certain parts of Start menu (and majority of Windows+X menu
shortcuts) has changed in Creators Update (the next major
Windows 10 release scheduled to go live in a few months).
say Windows+X method is more reliable and is fast, as this
can be invoked from anywhere, with desktop/Alt+F4 method
being a good backup procedure.
The Windows key followed by up arrow twice does
not work for me, I think it depends on how you have
customized your start menu screen.
Definitely Alt+F4 from the desktop works, but
Windows Key+X followed by U and then by “U” or “R” depending
on whether you want to shutdown or restart works
consistently for me as well. Not sure, Joseph, why it isn’t
reliable for you.
anywhere, just press Windows Key. I follow with up arrow
puts you on the Power Button. Pressing it gives you the
choice of restarting, shutting down, or putting the laptop
into “sleep” mode.
the keystroke sequence for shutting down Win10 properly?
of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Regardless of the Windows tool in question, if
it's related to disk scanning and repair there is
virtually always a command line interface for it. Do
a web search using your preferred search engine on the
version of windows you're using and the tool you're
using with the words command line added in the search
criteria and you typically get pages and pages of
examples. You can definitely redirect output to a log
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