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  1.    22 Nov 2015 #11
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,372
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Historical precedent: XP -> Vista -> Window 7 -> Windows 8 -> Windows 8.1 -> Windows 10

    You are not the first person to post this, just the most recent.

    No different than pressing the power button to turn a computer on then press the same button to turn it off.

    Edit: Ms tried to get rid of the Start button in Windows 8 and got drubbed by so many people they brought it back in 8.1 (sort of) and for real in 10.
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  2.    22 Nov 2015 #12
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,564
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.98

    The way I do it is
    Right click the four squares in the bottom left corner.
    Up will come a menu, where you will see Shut down or sign out
    Hoover on >
    Where you will see
    Sign out
    Shut down
    Click shut down and that will let you shut it down.,
    That is how I do it
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  3.    22 Nov 2015 #13
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,551
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
    In order to STOP my computer I have to go to the START button. Has anyone else noticed this?
    You don't have to. Right click on desktop, New, Shortcut:

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    If you want fast startup enabled then add /hybrid.

    Now you don't have to use the start menu to shutdown.
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  4.    22 Nov 2015 #14
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,143
    Windows 10 Pro

    First of all, it hasn't been called the start menu since XP. From Vista on it's had various names, like the "Orb", the "Flag" and most recently the "Windows Menu". Habit is habit, though, and people still say "Start menu", even though that's not its actual name anymore.

    Second of all, it's an old complaint, and attempt at humor.
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  5.    22 Nov 2015 #15
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 2,112
    Windows 10 Pro X64


    Now you don't have to use the start menu to shutdown.
    Yep. And you can even rename that shortcut "STOP", find a stop sign icon for it, pin it to the taskbar or (oops) startmenu too.
    Why didn't MS think of that ?

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  6.    22 Nov 2015 #16
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,109
    Windows 10 Pro

    I thought I have seen all... I really thought so. How wrong I was!
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  7.    22 Nov 2015 #17
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,717
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
    Yes Brink. I have no trouble shutting my computer down (stopping it) via the START menu. I just don't understand why MS would require you to go to something called Start Menu in order to shut down. "Stop" is exact opposite of "Start". Why not call it the Stop Menu?
    The Start menu is the main gateway to your PC's apps, folders, and settings. It's called a menu because it provides a list of choices, just as a restaurant menu does. And as "start" implies, it's often the place that you'll go to start or open things.

    This would include to open the "Power" menu from it to shut down.
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  8.    22 Nov 2015 #18
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 552
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    If you use a logitech k380 keyboard it doesn't have a key with a flag on it. It does however have one with Start on it!!
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  9.    22 Nov 2015 #19
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 298
    Windows 7 (SP1)

    I think Elizabeth was starting a rather tongue-in-cheek thread, read the O.P. again
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  10.    22 Nov 2015 #20
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,717
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Yep, it's all in good fun.
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