Tip: How to shut down or restart Windows 8 the quick way
Newer users of Windows 8 could be forgiven for getting frustrated at the menu navigation needed to do simple tasks such as log off, reboot or shut down.
Fortunately, there is a much quicker way to do this. Simply go to your desktop (this does not work in the “metro” interface) and press ALT+F4.
A window like this will appear:
From here you can do the familiar actions such as switch user, log off, shut down and restart.