How to Shutdown Windows 8 by Sliding Down

Previously, i posted on how to enable/disable delete confirmation dialog box on Windows 8 and 8.1. Here's another tip for windows which shows the steps on how to shutdown Windows 8 by sliding down. The usual ways used in accessing the power options to shutdown on windows8 and 8.1 are either from settings, then power options or  simultaneously pressing WIN+X keys. Instead of following the ways listed above, you can use an alternative which is the Slide To Shut down feature. This alternative makes turning off the PC faster since you can shutdown with just a simple touch or a drag.

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Slide to Shutdown On Windows 8 and 8.1

  • Navigate to windows c drive. (that is, Local disk (c:))
  • Use the search bar, type in  SlideToShutdown.
  • Double Click on the SlideToShutdown executable file when the search result is returned.
Note: Click on SlideToShutdown with the directory c:\windows\system32

You'll notice that sliding down the image that comes up to the bottom of the screen or pressing enter key shuts down the PC . Also, sliding or dragging the image up or clicking anywhere does not shut down the PC. To make the it easier to access the SlideToShutdown executable file:

  • Right click on SlideToShutdown.
  • Select the option 'Send to'.
  • Click 'desktop (create shortcut) '.

This creates a shortcut of the SlideToShutdown  executable file on  your desktop. To shutdown your PC, double click on the SlideToShutdown shortcut on your desktop, then slide the image down.
With these easy steps, you can shut down your windows 8 and 8.1 operating system by sliding down an image.

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  1. Hi Grace,
    Its good to know this. Although I neither use Window 8 nor 8.1 but I think this tutorial would come handy if I eventually start using any! Thanks for making the tutorial straight forward!
    I shared this in where this post was found.

    1. Hi Sunday,

      Your'e welcome. Haven't tried this out on other windows versions other than 8 and 8.1 to see if it works just as well, but it'll definitely make the process of shutting down easier when you finally update to a higher version.

      Thanks for stopping by and do have a nice day ahead.

  2. Hello Grace!

    It's nice to read your post. I never thought I can shut down my PC (Windows 8.1) by sliding down. Revealing for me personally. Windows 8.1 and 8 is a nice and exciting to use, honestly. I have read many tricks on how to use my PC and it really helped. I will bookmark this. Alternative way to shut down my PC! Thanks again!

    1. Hi Mez,

      You're welcome, twas good to have you here, thanks for stopping by. Quite true, windows 8 is good but windows 8.1 is even better although they've got slight differences. The slide to shut down feature which makes shutting down the PC faster is not known to many, and hence not fully taken advantage of.


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