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SystemPowerShortcuts adds one-click Power Shortcuts to Metro
Windows users who switch to Windows 8 when the operating system comes out may face issues changing the computer’s power state at first. With the start menu gone, the most frequently used option to shutdown, restart or hibernate / sleep is not available anymore. And while others have been added, like using Windows-C to bring up the Charms menu, clicking on settings, then on power, and then on shutdown, sleep or restart, they are not really that comfortable to reach.
In Metro, some of the options to change the system’s power state are not available. You can for instance not use Alt-F4 to bring up the shutdown menu.
System Power Shortcuts
Please note that Windows 8 may display a warning message during installation using its SmartScreen technology. Here you need to click on More to bring up the option to continue with the installation of the program. See for additional information about this technology and how to bypass this.
Once the installation completes you find new tiles added to the Metro interface. These are:
· System Power Shortcut
You can naturally remove any of them with a right-click on the tile and selecting to remove it from the start screen. Another option that you have is to move them to another location, for instance further to the left to access them without having to scroll around first.
The System Power Shortcut displays an alternative screen where all power options are displayed again. This is not that spectacular, but there is also an option to configure an automatic shutdown of the system at a specific time.
Please note that the program requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0. According to the author, it is compatible not only with Windows 8, but also windows 7