Vista Logoff/Shutdown and Accessibility

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 4 Nov. 2008 / Last Updated on 4 Nov. 2008]

If you find it tricky to logoff/shutdown Vista using the Start button because of accessibility issues, here’s a solution.

If you find it tricky to logoff/shutdown Vista using the Start button because accessibility issues, here’s a solution. Press ALT + F4 and you’ll get a Shut Down Windows dialog box, then TAB repeatedly until the focus is on the listbox, then use the UP and DOWN arrow keys to select the action you want to perform such as Shut Down, Log Off, Restart, Switch User, or Sleep.

Want to know more about Vista internals and how to administer Vista in enterprise environments? Get the Windows Vista Resource Kit, Second Edition from Microsoft Press.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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