How to shut down a computer with shortcuts

Sure, you can navigate through the menus of your PC to find the shut-off option every time you want to shut your computer down (and that might be a good idea depending on how you use your computer). But keyboard shortcuts are faster, easy to learn, and can even help you bypass certain problems if your mouse isn’t working.

Here’s how to shut down your computer with shortcuts in both Windows 10 and Windows 11.

How to shut down a computer with keyboard shortcuts

Step 1: If possible, shut down all the apps that are currently open. This isn’t absolutely necessary, but it’s a good idea. You will at least need to navigate away from all apps and be on the Windows home screen for this to work.

Step 2: If necessary, make sure that the FN key on your keyboard is turned on. It usually has an indicator light

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