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There are some improvements in the shutdown / logoff aspects with W8.1U1 incoming. Not sure if they will mimic the motion you described though.
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There are some improvements in the shutdown / logoff aspects with W8.1U1 incoming. Not sure if they will mimic the motion you described though.
update windows 8 all they want, most end users who just go to their favorite store, best buy, microcenter, and buy computers have already got their first impressions and have been scared away by windows 8. the damage is done. i think they need a new os personally but it wouldn't be the first screw up on microsofts part.
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update windows 8 all they want, most end users who just go to their favorite store, best buy, microcenter, and buy computers have already got their first impressions and have been scared away by windows 8. the damage is done. i think they need a new os personally but it wouldn't be the first screw up on microsofts part.

 

Yeah, they are almost on a consistent pattern of Good OS, Bad OS, Good OS, Bad OS, Good OS, Bad OS. In my opinion, starting with Windows 3.1, it's: Good OS, Bad OS, Good OS, Bad OS, Good OS, Good OS, Bad OS, Good OS, Bad OS. Or, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. I'm not going to count 8.1 because that is just Microsoft going, "Sigh. Fine. Here. Now quit complaining please." lol

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update windows 8 all they want, most end users who just go to their favorite store, best buy, microcenter, and buy computers have already got their first impressions and have been scared away by windows 8. the damage is done. i think they need a new os personally but it wouldn't be the first screw up on microsofts part.

It's unfortunate but its true. If they (Microsoft) would have been less forcible in driving the MetroUI in its infancy en masse, they would have been able to appeal to those seeking a new computing experience over time.

People have always expected a finished product when it comes to their money (homes, cars, movies, clothing, electronics, etc)
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Ok. I'm downloading the 8.1 Enterrpise 90-day free trial now. I don't know if/when I'll ever install it (on a spare drive that I'm no longer using), but it's only 3.7 GB.

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Well obviously if you have it installed on a personal computer, you can customize it however you want, such as putting a shutdown shortcut in the first application slot on the Metro interface.

Then Windows Key, →, Enter, would shut-down your pc. Make a logoff tile next to it, then →, →, would logoff.
i.e.


Negatives of this are that if you do it via the normal way, it checks that all applications close properly, so you don't accidently lose that unsaved file, while this instantly initiates the shutdown sequence.

Or if you put it completely left, you only have to use two keystrokes, Windows key + Enter, but this could lead to accidental shutdowns tongue.gif

 

But if you use %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0, then wouldn't that be the normal shut down? I mean, is what you're talking about when you have "/f" included?

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Ah, so thats why it wasn't working... tongue.gif
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Oh, so the "/f" argument must be "force".

 

Hmm. "/t 0" must be "Time = 0"? I saw another guide that just recommended "/s" and nothing else (or just "/r" for restart).

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