Change what the power button does when you press it in Windows 10/8/7

Last Updated on December 3, 2018



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We have already seen how you can define what the closing of the laptop cover does. Today we will see how we can define or change what the computer power switch does.

If you have read our previous article, you may know that sleep options consume little energy, so your PC wakes up where you left it faster and in no time. The Hibernate option consumes even less power than Sleep Mode and takes you to where you last stopped. Reading these articles will tell you the difference between Hibernate & Shutdown and Sleep & Hibernate.

Change what the computer power button does



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In the WinX Control Panel menu, open the Power Options applet. Select in the right area Select what the power switches do. In the system settings, you can define what the power switch does. Under option , when I press the power button, you can specify what happens when the computer is battery powered and when it is connected.

You will now see four options in the drop-down menu. You can select’Do nothing’,’Sleep’,’Hibernation’ or’Off’.

Select the desired option and click Save Changes to save the settings.

Besides, Windows users know how to manage Windows power plan settings, the advantages and disadvantages of different power plans, and troubleshooting in Windows 7. Learn how to manage power settings and create custom plans in Windows 8.

And yes, let us know how you defined what the power button does when you press it.



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