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Change Vista Start Menu Power Button 1

Windows Vista comes with an innovative and useful Start menu, which is highly customizable. In this guide, you will learn how to customize the power button on the Start menu in Windows Vista. if you frequently lock your computer, and then having the lock button right there on the start menu and will likely be very useful; however, if you usually just shut down your computer using it, you may want to change the default button action.

Change the Default Power Button Command

To change the default button on the start menu, do the following:

  1. Press WINKEY+R, type cmd, and hit enter

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  2. Type powercfg.cpl,1 and hit enter

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  3. When the Power options dialogue shows, scroll down to Power buttons and lid > Start menu power button

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  4. Change the default button option here. (If you are using a desktop you may or may not have the option to change the on the battery setting)


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  • Brandon

    It would have been easier using the start search by simply using the word “power” as the criteria and clicking advanced power saving options. But that’s just my opinion. Good stuff never the less.

  • Brandon

    It would have been easier using the start search by simply using the word “power” as the criteria and clicking advanced power saving options. But that’s just my opinion. Good stuff never the less.

  • Brandon

    It would have been easier using the start search by simply using the word “power” as the criteria and clicking advanced power saving options. But that’s just my opinion. Good stuff never the less.

  • randomchaos

    Hey,good one! I’ve been wanting to change that “sleep button” to “shut down” for a while.

  • randomchaos

    Hey,good one! I’ve been wanting to change that “sleep button” to “shut down” for a while.

  • randomchaos

    Hey,good one! I’ve been wanting to change that “sleep button” to “shut down” for a while.

  • None

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