Power Shortcut Is Missing On Windows 8.1 Metro Screen

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This post was originally published on November 28, 2016
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Power Shortcut Is Missing On Windows 8.1 Metro ScreenPower Shortcut Is Missing On Windows 8.1 Metro Screen


The power shortcut is missing on Windows 8.1 Metro Screen (sleep, shutdown, restart options).

Windows 8.1, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4

This is an informational article.

You must add a registry key to correct this issue.
The key is located at : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell

  • You will expand the ImmersiveShell node so you can see it’s sub-keys. If you do not have a sub-key named ‘Launcher‘, you will need to create it:
  • Right-Click on ImmersiveShell, choose ‘NEW’, ‘KEY’, name it Launcher
    Select the newly created Launcher key by clicking on it, then in the right pane, right-click, choose ‘NEW’, ‘DWORD (32-bit)’ and name this value Launcher_ShowPowerButtonOnStartScreen
  • Once the DWORD is created, double-click it and set the value to (1) to ENABLE the power shortcut and (0) to DISABLE it.
  • Close the registry editor when done.  You will need to reboot the computer for the changes to take effect.

Attached is the download to complete the above process, setting the value to (1) for ENABLE.  Simply download the .REG file attached and run.  A reboot is required for this change to take effect.  Download .REG -> [ShowPower_81Metro]

Use of this article has proven helpful to many, however, Blog Encounters is not responsible for any issues that may arise.  Use at your own risk.

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Tags: #windows #windows8 #metro #power #windows81 #shortcut #techsupport


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