Slideshow: Set up a Windows 8 shutdown shortcut

Pin the shortcut to the taskbar

Just like Windows 7

One of the nice features of both Windows 7 and Windows 8 is that you can pin your new shortcut to the Start Menu and/or to the Taskbar. I am a big Taskbar user myself so that is where I want to put it. Right click the shortcut to get the context menu and click the Pin to Taskbar menu item.

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