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Turn On or Off “Enable forced button/lid shutdown” in Windows 11

The Enable forced button/lid shutdown power plan setting in Power Options specifies the type of system shutdown that occurs when the lid is closed or the power button is pressed if the Lid close action and/or Power button action is set to Shut down.

When Enable forced button/lid shutdown is turned off (default), a normal full shutdown of the computer is performed.

When Enable forced button/lid shutdown is turned on, a forced shutdown of the computer is performed. This forces running apps to close, and then performs a full shutdown of the computer. Any open documents might not be saved and data loss could occur.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off “Enable forced button/lid shutdown” in Windows 11 and Windows 10.

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Shut Down Computer in Windows 11

If you don’t plan to use your PC for a while, then you could shut down (turn off) the PC to save energy.

A shut down closes all apps, signs out all users, and turn your PC off completely.

When shutting down your PC, any open supported apps are registered for application restart. After restart, these apps will re-open automatically when you sign in.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to shut down your Windows 11 computer.

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How to Automatically Shut Down Computer at Scheduled Time in Windows 10

If you don’t plan to use your PC for a while, then you could shut down (turn off) the PC. A shutdown will close all apps, sign out all users, and completely turn off the PC.

If you like, you could set Windows 10 to automatically shut down the computer at a scheduled time you want, and will show a warning message to users before the shut down. For example, at 10 PM daily.

This tutorial will show you how to create a task to automatically shut down the computer at a scheduled time in Windows 10.

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How to Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog in Windows 10

The Shut Down Windows dialog is what you see when you press the Alt+F4 keys without any currently open windows selected.

The Shut Down Windows dialog allows you to select from the actions below for what you want the computer to do.

  • Switch user
  • Sign out
  • Sleep
  • Hibernate
  • Shut down
  • Restart

Shut down is the action selected by default in the Shut Down Windows dialog, but you can change the default action if wanted.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default action of the Alt+F4 Shut Down Windows dialog for your account, specific users, or all users in Windows 10.

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How to Allow or Prevent Users and Groups to Shut down System in Windows 10

If you don’t plan to use your PC for a while, then you could shut down (turn off) the PC. A shutdown will close all apps, sign out all users, and completely turn off the PC. Hybrid shutdown performs a shutdown of the computer and prepares it for fast startup.

Each group in Windows has its own default rights and permissions. When a user is a member of a group, the user will be assigned the rights and permissions of the group.

Default Users and Groups Allowed to Shut Down the Computer:

  • On a Local Computer or Workstation (ex: home computer): Administrators, Backup Operators, Users
  • On a Server: Administrators, Backup Operators
  • On Domain: Administrators, Backup Operators, Server Operators, Print Operators

This tutorial will show you how to allow or prevent specific users and groups from being able in Windows 10.

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