Windows 8 houses the latest features that Microsoft thinks has the powers to change the computing experience. Microsoft is boasting about the user interface also known as Metro Style UI everywhere. The UI is a master of disguise and thus creating problems for users to reach the system power options easily. It is hard to access Shutdown, Log Off, Restart, Hibernate, Lock etc. with just one click. You will need to browse through many things to reach the power options. In this tutorial we will tell you how you can easily create Shutdown, Log Off, Restart, Hibernate, Lock shortcuts and tile it to side of Metro interface of Windows 8.
The Solution is easy with a new small and useful app developed and designed by Jayson Ragasa. This app adds shortcuts to Shutdown, Restart, Sign-off, Sleep, Lock and Hibernate as a tile to Metro screen of Windows 8. It gives you direct access to power option as a separate App with graphic user interface. You will not have to create command line shortcuts etc as suggested by other tutorials over the internet. The app provides multiple functionality and settings. The Windows 8 System power application is a very simple to use app. There are 4 basic functionality as you can see below:
Developer has detailed the working of apps as below:
- Log-off – Sign’s out from your current account
- Restart – Restart Windows 8 OS
- Shutdown – Shutdown Windows 8 OS
- System Power – launches a separate GUI app as described below
This is GUI when you click on System Power app.
- Press Enter and it will automatically Shutdown the OS
- Press ESC and the app will close.
- Press ALT, then it will show those shortcut keys
- or just click any of those
The application has no bugs reported for now and working rock stable on Windows 8. You can use it to minimize your woes with Windows 8. It’s free to download and install. Packed in a .msi installer that is easy to install and checked for Windows 8.