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Configure the Start Menu Power Button function at Taskbar Properties and Start Menu Tab in Windows 7

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This is a new feature at Windows 7 that lets you configure the start menu power button function and action. You can easily access the feature at the Taskbar and Start Menu properties as shown.

Let’s dig on its technical details.

 

Windows Registry Settings

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Start_PowerButtonAction Value Data
Switch user 100
Log off 1
Lock 200
Restart 4
Sleep 10
Hibernate 40
Shutdown 2

 

Here’s an example, we used the value data 4 for Restart function as shown below:

startmenu_poweraction

 

Usually, when you bought new laptop nowadays, the initial settings for the power is to Sleep after touching the button. This is the easiest alternative way to add a shutdown function to start menu.

That’s it!

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