Power Button


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Guest

Using Vista Business, is there a way to make the power button prompt me for
what I would like to do when I press it?
In XP I was able to set the power button to prompt me for Sleep, Restart,
Hibernate or Shut Down while in Vista I am only able to set the default
action for the button which is very frustrating.
 
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D

David Wright

AFAIK, no, there are no options for prompting for the power button. I
believe this has to do with Microsoft working towards energy conservation,
which is always a good thing :^)
 
D

David Wright

I just read a posting by "cvp" for a way to be prompted, it's not by the
power button, but by a shortcut.

1) Open Notepad
2) Insert "(newActiveXObject("Shell.Application")).ShutdownWindows();"
(<--without the quotation marks)
3) Save the file as "Prompt.js" (<--you can name it what you want,
but make sure to save it as a .js file)
4) Clicking on "Prompt.js" now gives all the shutdown options.

This is a somewhat modified version of what "cvp" posted, but the end
results are the same. This might help you, it might not, but thought I'd
share it with you.
 
D

David Wright

Dan, put a space between new and Active, so that it looks like this:

(new ActiveXObject("Shell.Application")).ShutdownWindows();
 
D

David Wright

Sorry, I just looked back at my original posting, and saw that I didn't put
in the space. The instructions should have read:

1) Open Notepad
2) Insert "(new ActiveXObject("Shell.Application")).ShutdownWindows();"
(<--without the quotation marks)
3) Save the file as "Prompt.js" (<--you can name it what you want,
but make sure to save it as a .js file)
4) Clicking on "Prompt.js" now gives all the shutdown options.
 
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Guest

You have got to be kidding. How does giving you a choice when you press the
power button have anything to do with....I
believe this has to do with Microsoft working towards energy conservation,
which is always a good thing :^) ......
This one feature I really miss from moving across to vista. The only other
thing I miss is preview in windows explorer. Was a great way of quickly going
tothe jpeg you wanted.
 

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