Not charmed? Restart Windows 8 or Server 2012 Quickly!

by Ed Sparks

Another gem from Jeff over at the EXPTA blog!

Microsoft and their crazy need to make previously simple tasks complicated in Windows 8...all in the name of ease, or something.

Here's a quick tip on how to sign out, shutdown or restart Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 from the desktop the easy way.  Simply click the Windows Taskbar to give focus to the desktop and press Alt-F4