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How to Shut Down PC with Keyboard Shortcuts

Have you ever just wanted to use the keyboard to turn your computer off or put it to sleep? You might be looking for a Windows sleep shortcut because your mouse is acting up or because you want to work faster. We will show you how to use the keyboard to put your Windows computer to sleep or shut it down. This shortcut can be made in a number of ways, and How to Shut down PC with Keyboard Shortcuts Windows 10 and Windows 11.

There are several shutdown options in Windows if you want to turn off your PC quickly and easily. Some of these shortcuts don’t need to be set up, and you can even make your own way to turn off your computer. Check out how to use the keyboard to turn off your Windows PC.

Steps to shut down Windows PC with keyboard shortcuts

  1. Open the Start menu by pressing the Windows key (located between the left Ctrl and Alt keys).
  2. Press the Right arrow key to bring the Power option to the foreground.
  3. Open the menu of power options by pressing the Enter key.
  4. Bring up the option to shut down by pressing the U key.
  5. Confirm the shut down by pressing the Enter key.

How to shut down Mac with keyboard shortcuts

  1. Press Command + Control + Eject keys simultaneously. If your Mac doesn’t have an Eject key, you can use the Power button (⎋) instead.
  2. A dialog box will appear asking if you want to shut down your Mac. Press the Return key or click on the “Shut Down” button.
  3. Your Mac will start the shut down process and turn off once it’s complete.

Steps to shut down Linux with keyboard shortcuts

  1. Press Ctrl, Alt, and T to open the terminal.
  2. Type the command into the terminal to start the shut down process. Depending on which version of Linux you are using, the command may be different. Here are some of the most common ones:
  • Type sudo shutdown -h now or sudo poweroff to turn off a computer running Ubuntu or Debian.
  • Type: sudo shutdown -h now or sudo poweroff to turn off a computer running Fedora or CentOS.
  • Type: sudo shutdown now or sudo poweroff for Arch Linux and Manjaro.
  1. To run the command, press Enter. If you need to, you will be asked to enter your password.
  2. When you type in the password, Linux will start to shut down. Wait a few minutes until the system turns off completely.

How to shut down Chromebook with keyboard shortcuts

  1. Press and hold the Power button. It is usually located at the top-right corner of the keyboard.
  2. While holding the Power button, press the “S” key on the keyboard.

This will initiate the shutdown process on your Chromebook. Once the Chromebook is completely powered off, you can release the Power button.


What are the three options of power button during shutdown?

Options include shutting down the system and powering off, automatically restarting the system after shutting down, or putting the system into stand-by mode.

What happens if you press the power button 3 times?

This is where Sending SOS Messages will come into play. By quickly pressing the power key button 3 times, you are able to send a quick alert to your emergency contacts. Not only that, but you are also able to attach a 5 second audio recording and pictures from both the front and rear cameras.

What does holding the power button for 30 seconds do?

Some batteries connect directly to the motherboard, and some connect via a cable. Depending on the type of battery your laptop has, you may or may not have to remove it. Hold down the Power button for 15 – 30 seconds. By holding down the Power button, you release all of the residual power left in the laptop.

George Southwell
George Southwell
George Southwell is a seasoned content editor at Bollyinside, renowned for his expertise in simplifying complex tech topics. Specializing in "Tips and Tricks" articles, he excels in breaking down iPhone, Android, hardware, and software insights. George's insatiable curiosity fuels his hobby of testing the latest tech updates, keeping him on the cutting edge.
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