Windows 8 Found a Great Power Button Idea!!


Mar 25, 2006
This is pretty much what I requested from the Win8 Build Team.

W/ this, no more need for the previous separate Shut Down & Restart buttons; although they can stay on Start, as tiles. And, better than Alt+F4...better than anything, really. Way better than, Charms>Settings!

Still hope we see it embedded in next versions of the OS.

Have deleted the Shut Down & Restart buttons from Quick Launch, now.

Put the Power button on the Sys Tray
Rt Clk (it) > About
Check (box) "Start w/ Desktop"

Now will be permanently there following reboots



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And, here's another view, also, showing use of Desktop Toolbar which, makes drilling down to ____ a cinch.

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It seems like you are discussing some customization options and enhancements related to Windows 8. Here's a breakdown of the various points you mentioned:

1. Consolidated Shut Down & Restart Options:
- It appears that you requested a feature from the Windows 8 Build Team that would integrate the Shut Down and Restart functions into a single, more convenient option.
- This consolidated option eliminates the need for separate Shut Down and Restart buttons, with the possibility of these functions remaining as tiles on the Start menu.

2. Improved User Experience:
- This new functionality is said to be superior to the traditional methods like using Alt+F4 or navigating through the Charms bar to access Settings.
- The convenience of this new feature is appreciated, and there is hope for its integration into future versions of the operating system.

3. Customization Steps:
- You mentioned specific steps to customize the Windows interface:
- Removing the Shut Down & Restart buttons from Quick Launch.
- Placing the Power button on the System Tray.
- Right-clicking on it for more options, such as "About."
- Checking the "Start with Desktop" option to ensure the desired desktop view on startup.

4. NPoweryTray:
- The mention of "NPowerTray" suggests that this could be a utility or tool that assists in managing power-related options conveniently in the System Tray.

5. Desktop Toolbar:
- Additionally, you mentioned utilizing the Desktop Toolbar to streamline navigation to a certain destination, making it more straightforward.

It seems like you've found a set of configurations and tools that enhance your Windows experience. These customizations can improve efficiency and accessibility, providing a more tailored workflow. Thank you for sharing these insights! If you have any questions or need further assistance with Windows customization, feel free to ask.