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Activate "Sleep Mode" from commandline or via batch-file

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  • Hi all!

    I am trying to switch my "living-room PC" back from iMac back to Windows 7 ;)

    One of the problem is: My kids cannot hit the "Sleep" button correctly, because you must click exactly on the small ">" Button in the start menu... and the "Sleep" Mode is neccessary to have an instant active PC (like in MacOS X)...

    Therefor it would be very nice, if we either can change the default behaviour from "Shutdown" to "Sleep" or find a way to activate the sleep mode via batch-file wich can be placed in the desktop.

    It seems that "shutdown" has only an option for "hibernate", which is not what I want...

    Any hints are wolcome!
    Jochen Kalmbach (MVP VC++)
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 6:21 PM

Answers

  • Jochen -

    If you click the Start Orb and right-click on some blank spot on the start menu, and select Properties, you should see a drop-down menu called "Power Button action".

    From there, you can select any number of options - Switch User, Log Off, Lock, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate and Shut Down. It's been there since the Beta.

    Enjoy...
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 11:54 PM

All replies

  • Jochen -

    If you click the Start Orb and right-click on some blank spot on the start menu, and select Properties, you should see a drop-down menu called "Power Button action".

    From there, you can select any number of options - Switch User, Log Off, Lock, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate and Shut Down. It's been there since the Beta.

    Enjoy...
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 11:54 PM
  • Hi!

    That sounds great!!!! Thanks for your response!

    Do you know, if this is also possible on the login-screen (on the right small shutdown-button)?


    Jochen Kalmbach (MVP VC++)
    Monday, August 31, 2009 4:58 AM
  • Jochen -

    No... the power button on the log in screen is not handled there.. but there ARE hacks you can do in the registry to remove that..
    Monday, August 31, 2009 6:21 AM