In Windows 8.1, Microsoft added a secret hidden "Slide to shutdown" feature. Windows 10 also comes with this option. Slide To Shutdown provides a fancier user interface to shutdown Windows with a swipe. It was created for PCs and tablets with Connected Standby. Connected Standby is a power management feature similar to what smartphones have. Most Desktop PCs and x86 tablets do not support the Connected Standby sleep state. However, you can use this Slide-to-Shutdown feature regardless. Here's how.
To see the the Slide to Shutdown feature in Windows 10 in action, do the following:
- Press Win + R shortcut keys on the keyboard to open the Run dialog. Tip: See the full list of Win key shortcuts.
- Type the following in the Run box:
If you want to have permanent access to the feature, you can create a shortcut or pin the slidetoshutdown.exe file to the Start menu or taskbar.
Navigate using File Explorer into the following folder:
Alternatively, you can drag the slidetoshutdown.exe file to Desktop while holding down the Alt key. This will create a shortcut on the Desktop.
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