Enjoy Easy Shutdown, Restart, Sign Out, and more, with Windows Rule

Windows Rule is a free, powerful and very convenient utility. It lets you handle the power of your computer easily, with your keyboard, your mouse, or your touch screen. Windows Rule provides the options of three Power buttons / tiles at the Start menu, and a Keyboard Shortcut with even more power options.

When setup finishes, locate the new tiles in the Programs of your Start screen, ‘pin’ them and move them to convenient places. To locate the icons just type in Windows search their names: Restart, Shut Down, Sign Out.

When you are at the Start screen you can use the Restart, Sign Out and Shutdown tiles. You can select the tiles with your keyboard, click on them with the mouse, or, if you are on a touch screen, press them with your fingers. On your Desktop you can right click the red Power icon of Windows Rule at the system tray. Power options can also be invoked by a keyboard shortcut.

The program comes with Ctrl+Alt+R as default shortcut, but you can change this with whatever combination you prefer. Windows Rule won’t make a single change in the Windows registry, saving its simple settings in its folder (ini file).

To ensure a trouble-free installation, right-click the setup file and select the option “Run as administrator.” You need also to make sure after the installation is complete, that the program folder and files have write permissions. Finally, to avoid UAC prompts upon startup you can include the program in a whitelist of trusted applications.

If your keyboard has a NumPad check also the NumPad Transformer freeware.