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Customize the Shut down button windows 7

Customize the Shut down button The default action of the Start Menu's Shut down button is to turn off your PC. If you want to use the button for another action, such as restarting your PC, you click the arrow to the right of the Shut down button and select an action from the drop-down menu.
What if you rarely shut your PC down completely but frequently restart it? You can change the Shut down button's default action to be Restart -- or Switch user, Log off, Lock, Sleep or Hibernate.
To change your default, right-click the Start button and select Properties. On the Start Menu tab, click the "Power button action" drop-down menu and select which action you want to be the default. Then click OK, and OK again.

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Im running a external MONITOR. How can keep windows running when I shut the lid to my laptop? thanks


Windows XP:

By default, all laptops either go on standby or turn off to save precious battery, but you can override these rules from the Power Options (XP) in your control panel (Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options) and click on Advanced Tab and override the settings according to your preference.

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I prefer "Do nothing" while closing the lid. Although this is real simple, few of us might not know it. I





Windows Vista/7:


How to Stop Laptop/Notebook Goes To Sleep or Hibernation when Closing Lid in Windows Vista

  1. Log on to your computer as an administrator. Click on Start, go to Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Power Options.
  2. Click on Change plan settings for the currently active plan.
  3. Click on Change advanced power settings link.
  4. In the "Power Options" dialog box's "Advanced Settings" tab for the active power plan, expand Power buttons and lid.
  5. Expand Lid close action.
  6. Change the value to Do nothing for "Lid close action" by selecting a new option from drop down menu for both On battery and Plugged in. do-nothing-lid-close-281x300.jpg Based on own preference, it's possible to set other action from the menu too. Available for selection is Do nothing, Sleep, Hibernate and Shutdown.
  7. Click OK button.

Jun 18, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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how to shut down dell inspiron 530 computer - the button only takes computer to sleep mode


I assume you use Windows Vista.....
In vista the default action of the power button is configured to sleep mode..
So to shutdown the PC you can press "Start - right arrow - right arrow - right arrow - Enter", or you can navigate to the same using the mouse & selecting shutdown from the list besides the lock icon.
You can also change the power button configuration this way goto " Start-Control Panel-System and Maintenance-Power options-change plan settings (under the current plan you are using) - change advanced power settings - Power buttons and lid - Start menu power button" click on settings and select shutdown, apply & save the settings and close this window.
Now you can just click the power button to shutdown your computer.

Jul 05, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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When I shut down my computer, I think that it is shutting down completly. All lights are off indicating that it is shut down. Then a small blue window will appear and will say "Entering Power Safe Mode". Then the window is gone. (Still everything is off). I can get up in the morning and my computer is on and no one has gotten up to get on it. It will not shut down every time.


If you are turning off your computer by pressing the front panel power button, it is probably just putting Windows to sleep but not shutting the computer off. If your computer has Windows Vista, the default is to hibernate and not shut down even if you shut down through Vista. The "power save" message you see is coming from the monitor, which is letting you know it isn't getting a signal from the computer anymore but the power is still on. Windows will start up again from sleep mode if someone or something moves the mouse or presses a key.

The solution is to make sure the computer is actually shut down. In Vista you can do this by clicking the arrow near the power icon on the Start menu. This gives you the option of shutting down instead of hibernating. In XP, shut the computer down using the start menu shutdown option instead of the computer power button. Then the power will shut down completely.

Jun 21, 2009 | HP Pavilion a810n (PP164AA) PC Desktop

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pre set mail button


step1 :ensure that hotmail is default email program by these steps ...look at settings for...right click while hover over blank area of start menu then select properties then select from start menu then select the GENERAL tab and ensure that Hotmail is your default and then select to view it on start menu and hit OK. Now go back to start menu and right click over your new hotmail icon and drag it onto the desktop. it will now be a desktop shortcut.

Sep 20, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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