Bend Windows 8 to Your Will With a Proper Shutdown Shortcut on the Start Screen

By Sam Gibbs on at

Windows 8 is coming, whether you like it or not. And in the run up to its launch this Friday, why not prepare to bend it to your will, after all, Samsung is too. Use this handy tip to put a shutdown icon back where it rightly belongs, on the Start Menu Screen.

Simply right-click on your desktop, the new Win 8 desktop that is, and create a new shortcut. Paste this in the location field:

Shutdown.exe —s —a 00

Then name it something logical, like "Kill this thing", and right-click on it. Select "Properties", then "Change Icon" and then hit the option to pin the shortcut to your Start Screen. Job done. Of course, you could just use the new charms bar, but having more options is good, right? [WonderHowTo via LifeHacker]