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Windows 7: 'Shut Down' Missing in Task Manager?


04 Dec 2009   #1

Win 7 64-bit
 
 
'Shut Down' Missing in Task Manager?

Hopefully a simple (not dumb) question: Where, exactly, is the 'Shut Down' button/option in Task Manager?

Any logic in removing the option for every Windows user's most frequently used 'Task'?

And, yes I know there's still Ctl+Alt+Delete.

This became a non-trivial issue when opening Media Center blacked out my whole desktop, with only a white cursor showing. Normal windows commands were inaccessible, since I couldn't access Start menu or Task Bar functions; only selecting another program via "Bring to Front" in Task Manager returned control.

Appreciate any insights


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04 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jerswing View Post
Hopefully a simple (not dumb) question: Where, exactly, is the 'Shut Down' button/option in Task Manager?

Any logic in removing the option for every Windows user's most frequently used 'Task'?

And, yes I know there's still Ctl+Alt+Delete.

This became a non-trivial issue when opening Media Center blacked out my whole desktop, with only a white cursor showing. Normal windows commands were inaccessible, since I couldn't access Start menu or Task Bar functions; only selecting another program via "Bring to Front" in Task Manager returned control.

Appreciate any insights

Hi and welcome

Good Question. I had the same problem with MC and had to control-alt-del to bring up the screen with task manager on it.

No shutdown in task manager, bummer


ken J+
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04 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Are you sure? Look in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
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04 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

I thought that was show desktop Dwarf not a shut down command, I usually use the shut down that shows when clicking the Start Orb I've never used one from the Task Manager.
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04 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It is, Joan, but on the normal desktop. When you press Ctrl Alt Delete, it is on that screen.
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05 Dec 2009   #6

Win 7 64-bit
 
 
Yes, but ...

As I had mentioned, "And, yes I know there's still Ctl+Alt+Delete."
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05 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There is no button, but you can start a new task, then type shutdown. You can use switches, like -s (to shutdown the computer), -r (to restart), -l (log off a user), etc.
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