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#31 bgjerlow

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:12

Isn't it easier just to press the Start button on the keyboard to switch between the start screen and the desktop?

The shutdown button is a very nice idea however :)


#32 madLyfe

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:39

i would like the ability to add restart, shutdown, and sleep to this list:

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#33 nyolc8

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:17

i would like the ability to add restart, shutdown, and sleep to this list:

Or Put Logout here:
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I searched for Logout many times there without thinking.

#34 InsaneNutter

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:22

Cheating the system is a step backwards in IMHO.


What else can you do when the system has design flaws though?

#35 Shane Nokes

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:53

I personally think it would have been a nice touch for the system to know if it's running bare metal or in a VPC or RDP situation and adjust accordingly.

#36 OP alexappleton

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 17:54

Isn't it easier just to press the Start button on the keyboard to switch between the start screen and the desktop?


It is, but like I said sometimes I am dealing with servers that actually have keyboards with no winkey. I know ctrl+esc works, but this is simple. To each their own.

#37 OP alexappleton

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:39

Sorry to bring this dead post back alive, but using the Win+X editor I was able to modify the Win+X menu to add the shutdown app at the bottom of group 1. Finding this method the easiest, quickest way to get to the shutdown prompt for users (including myself).

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Blogged about it here: http://bit.ly/ShSD0s

if anyone is interested in adding this as well. May be useful.