If you have trouble using your mouse or monitor
There are several ways to shut down Windows 10 using the keyboard. Even if the mouse or monitor no longer works, you can use it to shut down the computer normally. We have proposed different methods.
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- Method 1: Shut down Windows 10 using the shutdown menu
- Method 2: Shut down Windows 10 using text commands
- Method 3: Use hotkeys to shut down Windows 10
In all cases, you must use the keyboard to shut down Windows 10. For example, if the display remains black or the image is unresponsive, it is almost impossible to shut down the system through the start menu. The same goes for mouse problems. You can use the keyboard to safely shut down Windows 10 in the following ways. Efficiency enthusiasts can even create a hotkey, through which you can quickly shut down Windows.
Method 1: Shut down Windows 10 using the shutdown menu
The easiest way to quickly shut down Windows 10 using the keyboard is to use the key combination "ALT + F4". This will open the close menu with the pre-selected "Close" option. Confirm the operation by pressing "Enter". Even without a monitor, this operation is easy.
Method 2: Shut down Windows 10 using text commands
By pressing the key combination "Windows + R", you can call the "Run" dialog and use the command "shutdown / s / t 0" to shut down the computer. If your keyboard does not have the F4 key or it does not work, this alternative method of Method 1 is useful.
In another guide, we show you how to start any Windows program with the click of a button.
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