While using Windows 8 initially I was struggling to get the place/ command from where I can switch off/restart my computer. As start menu (to stop the computer) is no more available in Windows 8. In Windows 8 the start menu has been replaced by Metro UI. The regular way to shutdown the Windows 8 PC is to use the shortcut (Win key + I key) which will launch charming start menu setting from where you need to select the power and get the option to shut down or restart your Windows 8 machine.
Left Image shows the regular way to shut down the Windows 8 PC.
|NPowerTray is a small application which will bring all windows power related options to your tray icons. And you can access all power settings just by right click on the NPowerTray Button as shown in the Image Below. |
NPowerTray requires .net framework 4 to be installed on your system.
.net framework 4 is installed by default in Windows 8 PC while for other older versions of windows u need to install .net framework 4.0 for a online installer of .net framework 4 from Click Here or for a standalone installer Click Here.
|Thus all the power controls as Shutdown, Reboot, Hibernate, Sleep, Lock, Logoff are and some forced setting which you will not get in regular windows can be applied in a easy manner. You can put this application to start up by checking the option to load application at startup in about box.|
Download the NPowerTray from Here.