Windows Blue leaked build has hidden "slide to shut down" feature

The leaked 9364 build of Windows Blue that hit the Internet like a freight train on Sunday continues to yield more information about what Microsoft may or may not include when the final version is released, hopefully, later this year. One new feature that is technically hidden in the leaked build has now come to light.

The feature, as revealed on, shows that the build of Windows Blue has a "slide to shut down" feature that is only accessible via an .exe file that's in the System32 folder. That might indicate that Microsoft is still testing this feature or decided not to fully implement it.

However, we do wish this kind of easy way to shut down a Windows Blue-based PC is indeed put into the final version. There have been many comments from Windows 8 users that the current way to shut down the computer is hard to find and also takes too long from the Start screen. Having a quick and easy way to shut down a PC from the Windows Blue Start screen would likely be welcomed by Windows 8 owners, particularly those who also have a Windows Phone device which has a similar shutdown feature.

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