Re: What's the keystroke combo for...

Elaine Young <hidden_spring@...>


I hit the windows key, tab twice to start button, arrow down 4 times to "power" and hit enter, then arrow down twice to "shut down", or three times to "restart".  

On 1/4/2017 3:44 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:


Windows key followed by pressing up arrow twice isn’t reliable because:

  • Customized 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 spring 2017)).
  • The 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).


You 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).

I’d 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.





From: [] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: What's the keystroke combo for...


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.




From: [] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: What's the keystroke combo for...


From anywhere, just press Windows Key.  I follow with up arrow twice.

That puts you on the Power Button.  Pressing it gives you the choice of restarting, shutting down, or putting the laptop into “sleep” mode.



From: [] On Behalf Of Holly Guinan
Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 10:07 AM
Subject: What's the keystroke combo for...


What's the keystroke sequence for shutting down  Win10 properly?


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From: <> on behalf of Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 7:04 AM
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         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 file, too.


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