Whether you Mouse Cursor is not working or you prefer keyboard to Shutdown Windows 8, now you can shutdown Windows 8 Computer without using a Mouse. There are multiple ways by which you can shutdown Windows 8 Computer without Mouse. The very first way to shutdown a Windows 8 computer without Keyboard & Mouse is press the Power button on the CPU. What happens on pressing the power button on Windows Computers can be controlled using the System Settings of the Control Panel as displayed below. Pressing the Power Button on Windows 8 to Shutdown the Computer will initiate a brute or fast shutdown and will ignore any unsaved changes in any open documents and applications.
Another way to shutdown Windows 8 Computer without using Mouse is to use Keyboard to Shutdown Windows 8. You do not need any software utility to Shutdown Windows 8 and you can simply use Keyboard Shortcuts of Windows 8 and take care of your Documents and Applications before shutting down a Windows 8 Computer. The Magic Keyboard Shortcut is Alt + F4 to Shutdown a Windows 8 Computer without using Mouse Cursor.
Alt + F4 in Windows 8 is designed to close any active application. Yes pressing Alt + F4 allows you to save any unsaved data in documents and hence is as good as clicking on the close button on any given Windows Application. This Alt + F4 Keyboard Shortcut can be used to Close a Desktop Application, this Keyboard Shortcut can be used to close a Windows 8 style application and even to shutdown the Windows 8 Computer. When you have closed all the applications, and are on the Desktop, the focus automatically moves to the Desktop Window on which if you press Alt + F4, the Shutdown Windows screen will appear allowing you to shutdown windows 8 without using mouse cursor.
In case you are struck at the Login Screen and want to Shutdown or Restart Computer, press Tab Key to navigate to the bottom right corner icon and press Enter to invoke a Menu where you can select either to Shutdown or Restart Computer without using a Mouse. This method is similar to the method described in the post Control Panel without Mouse and works fine.