How to Restart a Computer from the Keyboard

How to Restart a Computer from the Keyboard

How to restart your computer from the computer keyboard. Over time, you’ve discovered that a computer keyboard can usually be used to perform mouse operations that take much longer. You have already discovered several “shortcuts” that have significantly speeded up your daily work. However, there are some things you haven’t yet done with the keyboard, such as restarting your computer. Is that right, am I right? So I know that if you want, I can help you and explain how to fill your gap.

Yes, got it right! With a little ingenuity, it’s actually only possible to restart your computer using the keyboard without having to clickhere and there betweenbuttons and menus! If you can not wait until you can figure out how to do this, please refer to explain the entire duration of this guide How to restart the computer keyboard differently, by taking advantage of built-in functions of the operating systems Windows and macOS.

How to Restart Your Computer from the Windows Keyboard

If you are interested inrestarting your computer keyboardand using a Windows computer, you can use solutions that are all standard on the OS from Microsoft and do not require installing programs externally.

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For example, forrestarting your computer keyboard fromWindows 10, you can use the Start button context menu, which you can access by pressing thekeyboard.

If you did not know, then the key to Win is the Windows flag which is usually located in the lower-left corner of the keysCtrl / Fnybottom.

As you can easily see, this menu contains quick links to some Windows management features, including shutdown options. So after pressing Win + X, use thedirection arrowsto highlight the item.Close or disconnect, pressenter.To access the next submenu, highlight the itemReboot systemand press Enter again to confirm.

Another way to restart your computer with the keyboard, which applies to both versions of Windows 10 and previous versions of the operating system, is to use theEnd of Sessionwindow.

To do this, first press the key combinationWin + D, put it on the desk of Windows in the foreground. Then pressAlt + F4and use the directional arrows to move the drop-down menu.Select one of the following actions for your computerenReboot the systemand pressEnter on thekeyboard to restart your computer.

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Note: If you have a laptop and the combination doesn’t work, try using Alt + Fn + F4.

Custom shortcut

If you want, you can also create an immediate computer restart shortcut on the Windows desktop and associate a key combination.

First, go to your computer desktop, right-click on a space, and selectNew> Link from theon-screen context menu.

Then, typeshutdown /r /t 0the text field inside theEnter link to the routeclickfollow, enter the newly created link naming (eg. Restart your computer ), and click the final, complete the procedure.

Now you just need to associate the key combination with the newly created shortcut so that you can conveniently access it via the keyboard. To continue, right-click the shortcut icon on the desktop and selectownershipin the menu that appears, and click the tablinkin the new window that opens.

When you also complete this step, clickKeyboard Shortcuts in thetext area, press and hold the keys that you want to use to restart the computer (for example, Shift + Ctrl + R ), and then release them when they appear in the text box. Click the Apply y Accept buttons to complete the changes and make them effective.

You can now restart your computer by first pressing theWin + Dkeyboard shortcut (to bring the Windows desktop to the forefront) and then the shortcut you selected.

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If you don’t like the link, you can easily change it with a simple procedure: right-click the appropriate shortcut, select the item’sownership from theprovided context menu, and click theChange Iconbutton on the next screen to select the icon to apply to it. When you are finished, press the buttonsto applyand accept, P to confirm the change.

Note: Using the above command, the computer prompts you to close all open programs that contain unsaved documents before restarting. To prevent this behavior and to force all active programs to close (resulting in loss of unsaved work), you can configure the commandshutdown /r /f /t 0.

How to Restart a Mac Keyboard |

What is said about Windows also applies to Windows moon: this means that macOS also allows you to restart your computer directly from the keyboard, using features already built into the operating system (which does not require third-party software to be installed).

Default combination

If you don’t have a MacBook Pro with a touch bar, you can restart your Mac with one of the following predefined keyboard shortcuts.

  • ctrl + cmd +exit – Allows you to close all programs and restart your Mac. If there are unchanged documents without a guard , you will be asked if you want to save them.
  • Ctrl + Cmd + font– allows you to “force” your Mac to restart, closing all programs first without a save request (previously unsaved jobs will be lost).
  • ctrl + force– Displays a dialog box that allows you to restart, shut down, or put your computer to sleep. To reset, use the left and right arrow keys to highlight a button.continueand finally press theenterbutton onthekeyboard.
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Custom shortcut for Mac

If you are using a touch bar MacBook or as a shortcut MacOS defaults do not like you, you can restart the Mac keyboard to create custom keyabbreviations forthe Apple operating system.

To do this, follow these steps: Open theseSystem Preferences byclicking the d-shaped icongearicon attached to the dock bar, thekeyboardwill open in a new window, and then select theAbbreviationstab (above)

Now click theAbbreviationbutton in the left sidebar and click the(+)button to define a new keyboard shortcut. Set the drop-downrequest forenall applicationswrite the word Restart … in the text menu title (Do not forget the ellipse!), click on the text area of the keyboard abbreviation, and press thekey combinationyou want to use your Mac to restart.

Finally, click theaddbutton and that’s it! Each time you press the key combination described above, your Mac closes all active applications and restarts, asking you to save any open documents.

Note: If you want to combine the computer reset function with a key (such asF11) or a key sequence that is already in use, you must first disconnect the latter from the current function. For example, to associate the F11 key with restarting the computer by following the steps above, you must first go toSystem Preferences> Mission Controland change theShow Desktopkey associated with the function (which is F11 by default).

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