Closing an application / a program on a smartphone:
How to close an app in Windows 8
I have found nothing for windows 8.1 safe.
By default, Windows 8.1 should be configured to start up and shutdown fast (you can confirm Fast Startup\Shutdown is enabled by scrolling down the System Settings box) but if it’s still not shutting down to your standards you can do a few things:
The fastest way to shutdown your computer, without pulling the plug, is to press the Windows Key + r and type: shutdown /s /t 0
- it's easy to make such a hotkey combination part of a shortcut:
Right click the desktop
and go to New
and choose Shortcut
Enter this: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0
The “/s” thing tells Windows to shutdown and the “/t” says wait 0 seconds in time to do it. In other words, do it now!https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=10467.0
Just create a shortcut to force shutdown and your problem should be solved.
Sorry, Contro, Now I have tried it myself on Win_10: The method will of course close Windows all right, but \sometimes/ it didn't work with my Firefox, so there may easily be others it doesn't work with. :-(