Windows 8.1 includes options to shut down from Start button and disable hot corners


Microsoft is just days away from releasing its Windows 8.1 preview, complete with the return of the Start button. The software maker has started to distribute final preview copies of Windows Server 2012 R2, which includes the same Start button return as the Windows 8.1 preview. While Microsoft has downplayed its return, it seems it will be more useful when combined with some additional navigation controls.

Right clicking on the Start button in Windows 8.1 will provide the usual power users menu, but it now has the option to shut down or restart the operating system. For years the Start button and Menu has acted as the primary way to shutdown Windows, so powers users will likely welcome its slight return. Additional navigation options…

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