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How to restart a Windows 11 laptop with the keyboard?

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Keyboard shortcuts are quite efficient, especially if you’re a power user, and restarting your Windows 11 laptop using just the keyboard could be quite handy, especially when your mouse or touchpad isn’t working correctly.

In Windows 11, you can use several keyboard shortcuts to restart your laptop. In this article, we have discussed the various ways to restart a Windows 11 laptop with the keyboard in a few simple steps.

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Restart Windows 11 laptop using the traditional method

One of the traditional methods to restart a laptop is using the Alt + F4 keys. Follow the steps below to restart your laptop using the Alt + F4 keys.

Step 1: On your keyboard, press Alt + F4 keys; it will show the shutdown menu on the screen.

Step 2: Press the down arrow key to get to the Restart option and then hit the Enter button.

Also read: How to right-click from the keyboard?


Restart Windows 11 laptop using the Windows menu

Another way to restart your Windows 11 laptop is through the Windows menu. Follow the steps below to restart your laptop using the keyboard through the Windows menu.

Step 1: Press the Windows key on your keyboard to open the Windows menu.

Step 2: Press the Tab key to select the different options in the Windows menu; keep pressing the Tab button until you reach the User Profile icon.

Step 3: Now, press the right arrow key to get to the Power button and press Enter. In the dropdown menu, press the down arrow key to reach the restart option and press Enter again.

Also read: How to restart a Mac with the keyboard?


How to restart a Windows 11 laptop using the Power user menu?

Follow the steps below to restart the Windows 11 laptop using the keyboard through the Power user menu.

Step 1: Press the Windows + X keys to access the Power user menu.

Step 2: Now press the U key to open the Shut down or sign out options and then press the R key to select the Restart option. You can also use the arrow keys to navigate to the restart option.

Also read: How to unlock keyboard on Dell laptop? 

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Akash Singh

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