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  • Hardware Savvy
    Hardware Savvy  2 months ago +26

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    • Marko
      Marko 2 months ago +2

      Dude Alt+F4 is faster than this

    • Woffy Gaming
      Woffy Gaming 2 months ago


    • computeraidedyami
      computeraidedyami 2 months ago

      How are you buffed?

    • Cyba IT
      Cyba IT 2 months ago

      Love little tricks like this, Keep 'em coming mate. Also, if you pin the shortcut to the taskbar you only have to click it once. :)

    • Late Nerd
      Late Nerd Month ago

      this is and will always be the most useless and annoying feature of windows.

  • Francis Gamboa
    Francis Gamboa 2 months ago +2318

    Alt + F4 and slam Enter does the same job for me. 🙃

    • ArunAnil
      ArunAnil 2 months ago +38

      Ikr it's sooo much better

    • Caelus Cr
      Caelus Cr 2 months ago +77

      truue but I need to Alt + FN + 4 💀
      Edit: When i wrote "4", than i meant 4 not f4. I have a 65% Keyboard. No function keys.

    • Lawliet
      Lawliet 2 months ago +8

      @Caelus Cr “fn + esc” and then click “alt + f4” it should work and if not then nvm.

    • Caelus Cr
      Caelus Cr 2 months ago +10

      @Lawliet thx but I have a 65% keyboard. Thats why i dont have the F1-12 keys etc. .-.

    • Green Glass
      Green Glass 2 months ago +3

      @Caelus Cr you could change that fairly easily on some brands, like for Lenovo you can remap the key function on an app they provide. But on other devices (like my acer) you can go to the bios and inter-change the media and function keys before startup.

  • Paul Blart
    Paul Blart 16 days ago +232

    This is analogous to crapping in your hand and then throwing it in the toilet.

  • cedarstuff
    cedarstuff 2 months ago +1590

    Wow, you just added more steps to the most basic Windows function. Genius.

    • Truth's Knight_0777
      Truth's Knight_0777 2 months ago +17

      Why can't you just be happy for us?

    • Ferrand Anael
      Ferrand Anael 2 months ago +30

      The nice thing is that it bypasses any updates that need to be installed if you want to install them later

    • RetardedMinecraftDog67
      RetardedMinecraftDog67 2 months ago +20

      @Ferrand Anael Most windows updates are security updates…

    • Ferrand Anael
      Ferrand Anael 2 months ago +10

      @RetardedMinecraftDog67 Yep, and that's why I said "In case you want to install them LATER" not never, it's very useful if you need to quickly reboot without waiting for the updates to install

    • Plenty Facts
      Plenty Facts Month ago +10

      Shutdown -s and .bat

  • Cyaje
    Cyaje Month ago +266

    This feature was meant for touchscreens. When you hold the power button the slide to shutdown pops up. Windows wasn't trying to hide it. It was just originally meant for laptops with touchscreens.

    • Wei
      Wei 25 days ago +5

      Facts. Honestly I wish there was a confirmation when you hit the power button on a desktop as well

    • The Strange Cuber
      The Strange Cuber 25 days ago

      This is on most touchscreen windows laptops by default.

    • Benjamin Balla
      Benjamin Balla 24 days ago

      Yeah that reminds me of windows phone

    • Srikar Kodali
      Srikar Kodali 24 days ago +3

      ​@Wei you can actually change what the power button does so that it won't shutdown when you accidentally press the power button.

    • Wei
      Wei 24 days ago

      @Srikar Kodali Yes you can make it sleep or slumber, but without hacks you cant make it open a "are you sure you want to shutdown" confirmation like tablets have on windows when you hold down the power button

  • hlias121000
    hlias121000 2 months ago +369

    Genius bro, now i have to click and drag instead of just clicking one button. Im looking forward for the next pro tip

    • Mach1
      Mach1 Month ago +1

      Still a few clicks away.

    • JR R
      JR R Month ago +4

      in the shortcut type instead
      shutdown /s /t 0
      Means shutdown after 0 seconds
      Can also do one shortcut for restart
      shutdown /r /t 0
      then right cliick shortcut and pin to taskbar or pin to start
      or right click properties and assign shortcut key

    • Niya Blake
      Niya Blake Month ago

      @JR R yep already use that

    • nutritious
      nutritious Month ago +1

      Man why these complicated shortcuts. I just press the damn button

    • Ca Reem
      Ca Reem 19 days ago +1

      What tf is so hard about shutting down a PC Jesus Christ

  • Eric Livesay
    Eric Livesay 2 months ago +136

    You can set the shortcut to just shutdown the PC without having to slide anything down.

    • RadStar
      RadStar 3 days ago +1

      Probably existed since windows 98 too. And this wee tuber uses this logic 🤣

  • IndependentB
    IndependentB 2 months ago +206

    Just use the power button like a chad

    • SWAYTV
      SWAYTV 2 months ago +17

      With your toe

    • Trippin Hard
      Trippin Hard 2 months ago +23

      I just blow up my local power grid

    • a person
      a person 2 months ago +1

      Desktop users:

    • Niko
      Niko 2 months ago +2

      @a person Why shouldn’t laptop owners do the same thing?

    • tahaak
      tahaak 2 months ago +1

      @Niko I think the default setting on laptops is standby or hibernation. But you could change it in the power settings.

  • Officer Mofiz
    Officer Mofiz 29 days ago +18

    Here's another pro tip that Microsoft doesn't want you to know -
    You see the switch on the wall that powers your pc? Flick it to the other direction and your pc will shut down in less than a millisecond.

    • Sohan Agate
      Sohan Agate 17 days ago


    • Lone Wolf
      Lone Wolf 2 days ago

      u can corrupt ur pc if something was running like that

  • Yannic
    Yannic 17 days ago +16

    Bro created his own problem and solved it 💀

  • Liam
    Liam 27 days ago +17

    Usually just throwing my PC out the window works

  • xtreme 8
    xtreme 8 Month ago +14

    Just press alt F4 while on desk top and click enter. Takes half a second to shut down the pc

  • hornetIIkite3
    hornetIIkite3 2 months ago +89

    I'm just unplugging my laptop and watch it die a slow and painful death.

    • Rishav Prasad
      Rishav Prasad Month ago

      Who hurt you lol

    • SchizSec
      SchizSec 17 days ago

      ​@Rishav Prasad Whatever manufacturer his laptop is from.

  • FireBADnoFire
    FireBADnoFire Month ago +24

    My normal shutdown routine:
    I press the power button because im not insane

    • gamingfox98
      gamingfox98 25 days ago +2

      "sudo shutdown now" works great aswell

    • Beyond PC
      Beyond PC 25 days ago +1

      Sudo init 0 is shorter and sweeter.

    • FireBADnoFire
      FireBADnoFire 24 days ago

      @Beyond PC doas init 0 is more secure

  • 01nexusV
    01nexusV 3 days ago +3

    Microsoft doesn’t want you to have this feature cus they don’t want you wasting your time

  • Twitchmeeri Maike
    Twitchmeeri Maike Month ago +3

    Some Surfaces use that on its lookscreen, thats why you can use it with a custom shortcut. It's a touch-device feature which might be why you don't see it on a regular device.

  • RaydanZ
    RaydanZ 2 months ago +5

    I usually go for the shutdown -s -t route
    If I am going out and I am downloading some files, I just have a few shortcuts set at varying duration. xD

  • Md Anas
    Md Anas 4 days ago

    I put this shortcut into my taskbar and have hid all my desktop icons.
    I just tap on that icon and slide the popup down. Looks sick.

  • Andrew Yates
    Andrew Yates Month ago +3

    You can also set your power button to shut down. Just one button. Don't even have to touch the mouse nor keyboard.

  • Jogan81
    Jogan81 28 days ago +2

    You can easily setup windows to shutdown safely when you pres the on/off button.

  • drache444444
    drache444444 15 days ago

    press the on/off button. its usually set to soft shutdown in modern pc's

  • FM1049
    FM1049 Month ago +2

    just right click the windows icon on the taskbar and go hit shut down..

  • Daniel Morin
    Daniel Morin 2 months ago +4

    I encountered a server that was somehow shut down this way.
    I believe the purpose of this feature was for tablets.

  • Karl Kastor
    Karl Kastor 16 days ago

    I did almost exactly that (but directly shutdown instead of the slide thing) on my parent's Windows 8, because it was way to annoying to have to go to that tile menu to turn off.

  • Narf03
    Narf03 6 days ago

    you can create a batch file with command shutdown /s /f /t 1, create a shutcut point to that batch file then assign a shotcut key to it like f5

  • tyrell wreleck
    tyrell wreleck Month ago +6

    I don't shutdown my computer. I hibernate it.

    • RoboVac
      RoboVac Month ago


    • Joe Kerr
      Joe Kerr Month ago +2

      ​@RoboVac Why is it moronic ?

    • tyrell wreleck
      tyrell wreleck Month ago

      @RoboVac it's much healthier for the sdd because it does not delete the pagefile and saves the system some read and write actions. Also, windows loads up more quicker because it just takes the pagefile back in the memory.
      Been doing it for years still have no issue.

    • RoboVac
      RoboVac Month ago

      @tyrell wreleck Hibernating involves heavier read write ssd operation compared to shutting down and starting up.

    • tyrell wreleck
      tyrell wreleck Month ago

      @RoboVac shutting down the computer kills hundreds of tasks and services then loads it again at startup. It's 10 times inefficient than hibernating.

  • Mr. steve 135
    Mr. steve 135 2 months ago

    This would be useful for touch screen users

  • JADENk
    JADENk Day ago

    Theres this weird little switch on the back of my case that shuts everything down really quickly

  • MalePifko
    MalePifko Month ago +2

    "How to unlearn windows in a few simple steps..."

  • TheAzynder
    TheAzynder Month ago +2

    So far pressing the power button has done the job just fine. Does not get any easier than that.

  • Jan-Stefan Janetzky
    Jan-Stefan Janetzky Month ago +2

    shutdown /s /t 0
    would be the better shortcut..
    or just defining that the power button on your PC will shut it down.

  • Joaquín Vacas Verísimo
    Joaquín Vacas Verísimo 2 months ago +4

    That TN/VA display gradient... 🧐

  • Normal Minecraft Lets Play

    Interesting! This may have came with windows 8 when they started experimenting with touchscreen computers. I have never seen this feature being used.

  • Isabelle
    Isabelle Month ago

    Thank you for the windows tip

  • Ayaan Majeed
    Ayaan Majeed 2 months ago +36

    I think the best way to shut down is
    Windows + X , U, U

    • AGM Helena
      AGM Helena 2 months ago +1

      alt f4 enter, on desktop alt f4 pops up the sleep shutdown hibernate prompt

    • Tekape
      Tekape 2 months ago

      @AGM Helena nah way too complicated

    • lomak phoenix
      lomak phoenix 2 months ago +1

      Best way, slam it on the floor

    • Kelvin Kam
      Kelvin Kam Month ago

      Win+X does not work for desktop PC somehow

    • FreeCalradia
      FreeCalradia Month ago

      You can wait until your Windows is out of Support but never disconnet it from the Internet and wait for it dying from Cyber diseases

  • Tejasvi Jb
    Tejasvi Jb Month ago

    It'll be useful in case you change your mind at the last moment to not shut down.

  • Liam Murphy
    Liam Murphy Month ago

    Only problem I have with my computer is keeping up with your high speed delivery.

  • Hasson tube Gamer
    Hasson tube Gamer 2 months ago +9

    Am I the only one who noticed that you got shredded 🔥🔥🔥

  • Nyunster
    Nyunster 2 days ago

    Win + X > U > U to shutdown, last key can also be R for restart.
    Much faster and is completely locked into my muscle memory now

  • J
    J 13 days ago +1

    There is a switch on the bottom of most laptops that ejects the battery. Fastest method.

  • Otmane Ghazal
    Otmane Ghazal 2 months ago +3

    Alt f4 enter and the job is done. Can't get faster and easier than that

  • Mario
    Mario 19 days ago

    Exactly what I needed to save time when I shut down my pc once a month...

  • Dan Nguyen
    Dan Nguyen 2 months ago

    That's awesome ! Thank you.

  • Oscar Ramírez
    Oscar Ramírez 2 months ago +42

    Interesting but why would they not want us to do that?
    For me, though, the way is pressing Windows key + D (minimize all windows) then Alt + F4 (open Close Windows dialog) and press Enter to shutdown ;D

    • Mitchell Kane
      Mitchell Kane 2 months ago +1

      My go to without windows d, I will use that now tho instead of manually clicking the desktop!

    • Green Glass
      Green Glass 2 months ago

      Win+L to lock the pc too

    • Jeoi Reqi
      Jeoi Reqi 2 months ago +1

      That Only Put It In A Sleep Cycle. Windows Is Still Running & Your Startup Is Saved To Both Keep It Always Active & Make Startup Faster Because Everything Is Still On Monitoring & Sending Data To 3rd Party Websites.

    • Mitchell Kane
      Mitchell Kane 2 months ago +3

      @Jeoi Reqi not offended but your capitalization of the first letter of each word is a major trigger for me lol.

  • Tuci Denmark
    Tuci Denmark Month ago

    Under settings, change the power button function, from standby to shut down..
    One click on a button and it shuts down.

  • Shane Ramirez
    Shane Ramirez 22 days ago

    Alt+f4 at home screen does the same. Look up quick key commands. It'll save you way more time and take less space than making new folders for individual uses. God forbid dos prompt becomes a thing again.

  • Steverino
    Steverino 2 months ago +3

    What's wrong with just clicking the window icon, then the power button icon, and then the shut down icon?

    • Ihor Pyshniuk
      Ihor Pyshniuk 2 months ago +2


    • James Starks
      James Starks Month ago

      Nothing, I have this icon right above the start button and half the time I just shutdown by clicking the window icon because I don't have to move the mouse back to the top of the screen lol 🤷‍♂️

  • Face Facie
    Face Facie 20 days ago

    I use the slide method. I slide my computer off my desk every day. Its really getting expensive

  • José Luís Lopes
    José Luís Lopes 25 days ago

    Oh, that's the touchscreen shutdown. Remeber it from the Surface Pro with Windows 8 I had some yeats ago

  • Paul O
    Paul O 2 months ago +16

    great tip, will use. Stop shopping in the kids section for shirts though

    • Paul Petrovsky
      Paul Petrovsky 2 months ago +1

      Lol 😆

    • char
      char Month ago +2

      You tell him paul

    • DE Fiverr
      DE Fiverr Month ago +1

      First thing that came to my mind. The shirt has got to go.

  • hemanth reddy
    hemanth reddy 21 day ago

    It still exist in windows 11 as i am currently using it

  • Kevin Davis
    Kevin Davis Month ago

    Thank you for the tip I can't wait to see your next one

  • Mada Third
    Mada Third Month ago +5

    I normally just open the side panel and pull out whatever cable is easiest to grab.

  • Walter Blanc
    Walter Blanc Month ago

    Wow. I learned something today.

  • Charles Oyet Omoya
    Charles Oyet Omoya 26 days ago

    This works. It's nice to have.

  • Dominik Riegler
    Dominik Riegler Month ago +5

    Shutting down the PC😂
    I can't even remember the last time I shut it down.

  • Jacob
    Jacob 2 months ago +1

    Win key and click boom, off.
    Or configure your power button on the PC to actually turn off your computer, it's in the energy settings.

  • biff322
    biff322 24 days ago

    You can make a shortcut that is a simple one click shutdown. Makes a lot more sense than a slide to shut down.

  • KiemPlant
    KiemPlant 2 months ago +4

    I don't even have my desktop icons visible as I hate having anything on there as it's always cluttered.

    • Cyba IT
      Cyba IT 2 months ago

      Pin the shortcut to the taskbar bro. ;)

    • KiemPlant
      KiemPlant 2 months ago +1

      @Cyba IT Yeah I was thinking about that when I was typing this comment but that would make my taskbar more cluttered :p. Nah jk, if I have to press my taskbar anyways I'll rather just spam alt+f4 enter.
      Even if I wanted a shortcut to shut down my PC I would probably install or write a simple program that can do it with a keybind.

  • Ferrand Anael
    Ferrand Anael 2 months ago +1

    You forgot to mention that the good thing about this feature is that it bypasses any updates that needs to be installed in case you want to install them later

  • Jordan Cobb
    Jordan Cobb Month ago

    That's actually harder than the regular shutdown button. Lol.

  • Jim Paper
    Jim Paper 2 months ago +5

    I'm just using shutdown -s -f as a bat File so windows is not asking me are you sure you want to turn it off there are still application working

    • Emotiguy
      Emotiguy 2 months ago

      Same lmao

    • isegrim
      isegrim 2 months ago +1

      You don't need a bat file, just make a shortcut with that command.

    • Phreak
      Phreak 2 months ago

      Don't force shutdown, better use time 0.

    • Holli303
      Holli303 13 days ago

      ​@isegrim thank you. I've done this and STILL use the shutdown option from the Stary menu nearly all the time 😂

  • {Spleef} The Dude
    {Spleef} The Dude 2 months ago

    Make one about the shut down not actually restarting the pc , in CP uncheck the quick SD

  • Felipe Didio
    Felipe Didio 21 day ago

    Put desktop on focus, alt+F4, then Enter. So much faster than anything else.

  • Utopia
    Utopia 2 months ago +4

    Win + X then U, U (U, S for sleep. U, R for restart). No mouse or shortcut icon needed, just muscle memory.

    • TinkuTheCuber
      TinkuTheCuber 2 months ago

      Alt+f4+enter does the same thing. Just make sure shutdown is the default option.

  • Zero Sleap
    Zero Sleap 15 days ago

    What if you can shutdown with a command on this shortcut?
    I used to do it with a batch file but you can write the shutdown command apparently jn a shortcut

  • Blamudia
    Blamudia 2 months ago +1

    I just send a shutdown command via phone. turn it off from within the comforts of my bed

  • Remiss Basil
    Remiss Basil 2 months ago +6

    That is the way to shutdown my dell 2 in 1 by default

    • HexaBurger
      HexaBurger 2 months ago

      Sadly mine broke and is no longer usable

    • Remiss Basil
      Remiss Basil 2 months ago

      @HexaBurger sry to hear that

  • James Reno
    James Reno 2 days ago

    Is this video 120fps or something? Why is it so smooth?

  • xJasterx
    xJasterx 25 days ago

    I prefer a batch file with "shutdown /f /s -t 1"
    Replace the /s with /r if you want to restart instead.

  • Xiar
    Xiar Month ago

    My laptop just has that on it. Been that way since I got it.

  • Firstname Lastname
    Firstname Lastname Month ago

    It's not removed function, it's on the tablet mode (by pressing device's shut down button)

  • GreyBlackWolf
    GreyBlackWolf 25 days ago +1

    This man connects the right wires but for the most ridiculous reasons. And in some of the most bs ways.

  • Yann Poco
    Yann Poco Month ago

    I only need to long press the Surface’s power button . 😂

  • Oueax
    Oueax 24 days ago

    Or just create the shortcut: shutdown -s -t 0; then place it next to your most important taskbar icon and have fun accidentally hitting it several times a day.

  • Knight Glint
    Knight Glint 16 days ago

    That would save you maybe one or two seconds 😂.

  • Manan Warge
    Manan Warge Month ago

    Instead of creating icon, assign a shortcut to it & it will work too... No need to double click

  • Michael Hawthorne
    Michael Hawthorne 2 months ago

    Works well....

  • Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith Month ago

    Just create a powershell file that shuts down your completely in one for two clicks

  • Terrence Nair
    Terrence Nair 3 days ago

    If on a laptop just change the power button function from the default "Sleep" to "Shutdown" instead

    GOOD ONE Month ago

    works well

  • Dhalin
    Dhalin Month ago

    Alt+F4 will pop the shutdown dialogue which is obviously from a previous OS because it does not use the same UI scheme as the rest of Win11.
    Microsoft do be getting lazy and re-using old code and UI features, and just forgetting they're still in there lol.

  • CtrliPhones
    CtrliPhones Month ago

    Slide To Shutdown was never removed per se, it’s just limited to tablets running Windows 8 and 10 by holding the power button. So it’s hidden for a good reason in my opinion, dragging your mouse down to shut down your computer seems rather odd:

  • Gaijin Ninja
    Gaijin Ninja Month ago

    If they removed it, then how come your shortcut links to the .exe file? Don’t you mean they removed the ability to easily access the feature from settings?

  • QuicSi1ver
    QuicSi1ver 2 months ago

    and to make it sasier, right click on the shortcut, select pin to taskbar.. then its a single click away

  • Robert Dakai
    Robert Dakai 2 months ago +1

    For what use is this better, then otherwise shutting down?

  • Jonathan Rubio
    Jonathan Rubio 2 months ago

    or you can have it set to just push the power button on the PC to shut it off

  • Christopher C
    Christopher C 2 months ago +1

    I think you should hang dry your sweaters, because putting them in the dryer shrinks them like that

  • starhawke380
    starhawke380 2 months ago

    I just press and hold my power button for a few seconds, and bam, its off.

  • Passionata Dance
    Passionata Dance Month ago

    Just hit the power button after changing the change what power buttons do to shut-down.

  • Maheen Ali
    Maheen Ali Month ago

    Rather just make a simple shutdown shortcut pin it to taskbar and if its the 5 icon on your taskbar just press Win + 5 to shutdown your PC

  • ds_Olavo
    ds_Olavo 25 days ago +1

    In win 11 you can do this pressing the power button for a few seconds, i use this on my dell g15 every day lol

  • KnobGoblin92
    KnobGoblin92 Month ago

    Make a new shortcut to shutdown -s -t000,follow same process to set the icon, now you have an executable on your desktop that doesn't require you to slide down to shut down, adjust the numbers after -t for a countdown timer, replace -s with -r for a restart

  • Eric Milich
    Eric Milich 7 days ago

    Yes thank you soooo much for that video, now I am able to shut down my PC for the first time ever.... Wtf.... xD didnt know doing 3 klicks (win, powerbutten, shutdown) was that complicated...

  • Adem Duru
    Adem Duru 6 days ago

    How can i have an automatic pop up message when i open a session?

  • BassyBoo
    BassyBoo Month ago

    just press the power button and that appears lol

  • DDB
    DDB Month ago

    I just pull the plug lol 😂

  • Toyota AE86 Trueno
    Toyota AE86 Trueno 2 months ago +1

    He used it.
    He used the ledgend.
    He used the Windows xp power off icon.

  • tonitee
    tonitee 2 months ago

    my favourite is to press:
    Win + X, up, up, enter, up, up, enter
    I prefer this, because I can use it with any program in focus and it only requires keyboard presses.

  • Sachethana Pathirage

    It's already activated on touch screen laptops