Shutting down your PC versus putting it to sleep has been a long-debated subject. Most people are in one camp or the other. Here we’ll explore the pros and cons of these options to decide which is better for your computer.
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Cortana in Windows 10 can help you with plenty of tasks, except for shutting down and restarting your PC. Here’s a trick to get Cortana to shut down your PC.
There are times when you need your PC to be always running. Here’s how you can block or prevent users from shutting down your Windows 10 PC.
Want to disable or remove the shutdown button from the Windows 10 login screen to prevent other users from shutting down your PC? Here’s how to do that.
Everyone seems to have different thoughts on a daily shutdown of their PC. Do you shut down your PC at night? Let us know in this week’s poll.
If you’re using an old computer or if your system is taking longer, here’s how you can speed up the shutdown process with a couple Windows registry tweaks.
If you always forget to shut down your computer at night, you can easily configure your Windows PC to shut down automatically at night when it’s not in use.
The Unity Dash in Ubuntu doesn’t come with options for you to shutdown your PC. Here’s how you can add session management options to Unity Dash.
If you find the Shutdown and Restart confirmation dialog box in Ubuntu annoying, here is an easy way to turn it off.
It can be annoying when your Mac starts to take long time to shut itself down. Try the following two fixes to get back a short shutdown time period.
Shutting down the PC in Windows 8 is not really a straightforward matter. You have to move your mouse over to the lower-right corner and open up the Power settings before you can select the “Shut Down” option. Using the trick stated here, you can easily pin a “Shut Down” tile to the Start screen […]
There are times when a user wants to know the startup and shutdown history of a computer. Mostly, system administrators need to know about the history for troubleshooting purposes. If multiple users use the computer, it may be a good security measure to check PC startup and shutdown times to make sure that the PC is being used legitimately. In this article, we will discuss two ways to keep track of your PC shutdown and startup times.
While there are tons of ways to schedule your Ubuntu to shutdown at a specified time, nothing beat the simplicity of EasyShutdown. And if you need more options, there is the ComplexShutdown as well. Check out how you can easily schedule your Ubuntu to shut down at a specific time.
While there are plenty of tools that allow you to schedule your Ubuntu to shutdown at a specified time, here is an inbuilt command that you can use to automate the shutdown of your computer. It will save you the effort of installing third party software too. Open a terminal and type: sudo shutdown -h […]
The usual way to shut down your Mac OS X is to move your mouse to the Apple icon (at the top left corner), click on it and select the Shutdown option. You will be shown a confirmation dialog and only when you click the “Shut Down” button, then will the machine shut down. What […]
If your computer hang during the hybrid boot and shutdown process, you may want to disable the hybrid boot and shutdown feature in Windows 8. Here is how you can do so.
In Windows 8, you can right-click the bottom left-hand corner of your screen to get a context menu that takes you to places such as your task manager and control panel. In this tutorial, we will show you a way to add the shutdown and restart options to the taskbar context menu.
Today we’re looking at the age-old debate on shutting your computer down daily, or for that matter a device such as a mobile phone or tablet. Is it necessary? Are you hurting anything if you leave it on 24/7? Are you helping anything if you perform a daily shutdown every night and go through the process of turning everything back on the next day?