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Vista Start Menu Power Button

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It's so troublesome to shut down Windows Vista comparing to Windows XP.

Why am I saying this? Look at the picture below and you'll understand.



By default, the Start Menu Power Button puts Windows Vista to sleep.

Why call it Power Button when it's set to sleep by default?
Makes me wonder too.

While this may be fine for some, but for lazy people like me even an additional clicking is troublesome.
But no worries, here's one tip on changing this Power Button function.
You may want the Power Button to put your PC in hibernate mode or, just like me, you'd like the power button to simply shut down your PC.



Here's How:

1. Click on 'Start' > 'Control Panel'.

2. Click on 'Hardware and Sound'.

Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, you won't see this link. Simply double-click on the Power Options icon and proceed to Step 4.



3. Click on 'Power Options'.



4. In the 'Select a power plan' area, click on the 'Change plan settings' under the preferred/current plan for your PC.

5. Click on the 'Change advanced power settings'.



6. In the Advanced settings window, expand the available options by clicking on the '+' next to Power buttons and lid.

7. Then click on the '+' next to 'Start menu power button' to expand the available options.

8. Click on either 'On battery' or 'Plugged in' option to reveal a drop-down box.



9. Choose either Sleep, Hibernate, or Shut down.

10. Click OK and then close the Edit Plan Settings window.

And it's done, the Start Menu Power Button will do exactly what you've set now :)



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1 Comments:
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For Free said...
August 29, 2008 at 2:51 PM  

Nice site, very informative!! But LINUX is the way to go!! :)

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