Shortcut key for Standby, Hibernate?

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by Paul J Ruiz, May 28, 2004.

  1. Paul J Ruiz

    Paul J Ruiz Guest

    How can I set up shortcut keys or buttons for Standby and Hibernate in
    XP on my VAIO 530G? I used to be able to do it on my Toshiba laptop.

    Paul J Ruiz, May 28, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  2. Mousey Mick

    Mousey Mick Guest

    Look here:

    Good Luck !

    >-----Original Message-----
    >How can I set up shortcut keys or buttons for Standby and

    Hibernate in
    >XP on my VAIO 530G? I used to be able to do it on my

    Toshiba laptop.
    Mousey Mick, May 28, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  3. David Candy

    David Candy Guest

    Create a shortcut with

    rundll32 Powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState

    Note I can't guarantee it will always work. As we're passing Null, Null, Null. to a function that expects values. It will hibernate as you can't tell it to suspend

    Platform SDK: Hardware

    The SetSuspendState function suspends the system by shutting power down. Depending on the Hibernate parameter, the system either enters a suspend (sleep) state or hibernation (S4). If the ForceFlag parameter is TRUE, the system suspends operation immediately; if it is FALSE, the system requests permission from all applications and device drivers before doing so.

    BOOL SetSuspendState (
    BOOL Hibernate,
    BOOL ForceCritical,
    BOOL DisableWakeEvent
    [in] Specifies the state of the system. If TRUE, the system hibernates. If FALSE, the system is suspended.
    [in] Forced suspension. If TRUE, the function broadcasts a PBT_APMSUSPEND event to each application and driver, then immediately suspends operation. If FALSE, the function broadcasts a PBT_APMQUERYSUSPEND event to each application to request permission to suspend operation.
    [in] If TRUE, the system disables all wake events. If FALSE, any system wake events remain enabled.
    Return Values
    If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

    If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

    An application may use SetSuspendState to transition the system from the working state to the standby (sleep), or optionally, hibernate (S4) state. This function is similar to the SetSystemPowerState function.

    Windows NT/2000/XP: Included in Windows 2000 and later.
    Windows 95/98/Me: Included in Windows 98 and later.
    Header: Declared in Powrprof.h.
    Library: Use Powrprof.lib.

    See Also
    Power Management Overview, Power Management Functions, PBT_APMQUERYSUSPEND, PBT_APMSUSPEND

    Then put on start or desktop and set a hotkey in it's properties.

    2 Suspend

    Create a text file called something.vbs. Create a shortcut to it and place the shortcut on the desktop or Start menu (only places windows looks for shortcuts with shortcut keys), right click it, Properties, and set it to a keystroke. This will do all open windows.

    Paste this in

    Set wshshell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")

    Choose one from below

    CascadeWindows Cascadess all of the windows on the desktop.
    EjectPC Ejects the computer from its docking station.
    FileRun Displays the Run dialog to the user.
    FindComputer Displays the Find: Computer dialog box.
    FindFiles Displays the Find: All Files dialog box.
    Help Displays Microsoft® Windows® Help.
    MinimizeAll Minimizes all of the windows on the desktop.
    RefreshMenu Refreshes the contents of the Start Menu.
    SetTime Displays the Date/Time Properties dialog box.
    ShutdownWindows Displays the Shut Down Windows dialog box.
    Suspend Suspends the computer.
    TileHorizontally Tiles all of the windows on the desktop horizontally.
    TileVertically Tiles all of the windows on the desktop vertically.
    TrayProperties Displays the Taskbar Properties dialog box.
    UndoMinimize ALL Restores all of the windows on the desktop to the
    same state they were in before the last MinimizeAll command.

    To tile/cascade specific windows ctrl + click them on the taskbar, then right click one and choose cascade or tile.

    "Paul J Ruiz" <> wrote in message news:c98c2h$619$...
    > How can I set up shortcut keys or buttons for Standby and Hibernate in
    > XP on my VAIO 530G? I used to be able to do it on my Toshiba laptop.
    > Thanks.
    David Candy, May 28, 2004
    1. Advertisements

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Guest
    Mar 2, 2004
  2. xav
  3. Bob

    Desktop shortcut for standby/hibernate?

    Bob, Apr 12, 2004, in forum: Windows XP Customization
    Ramesh [MVP]
    Apr 13, 2004
  4. Replies:
    missinglinq via
    Mar 15, 2007
  5. What is the accelerator key, shortcut key and hot key?

    , Mar 15, 2007, in forum: Microsoft Dot NET Framework Forms
    Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
    Mar 15, 2007

Share This Page