use the Sleep button as a shutdown button

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by podger, May 8, 2007.

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    podger Guest

    i have a wireless keyboard. On that keyboard is a button with a picture of a
    crescent moon.

    in windows 2000, windows xp and server 2003, i can configure that button in
    the power options so with 1 press it shuts down my computer (complete power
    off), and thats the way i like it.

    I go into power options and select the option "turn off my computer" in the
    "when i press the sleep button" drop down menu.

    Vista has stolen this function from me. I go into control panel and into the
    power options, and all i can do with the sleep button is set it to hibernate
    or set my computer to go to sleep mode. I have been through all the options
    in the advanced boxes and there is not "turn off option".

    If i look at the options available for the power button i have the shutdown
    option in there, but the shutdown option is not given as an option for the
    sleep button.

    i have tried using both the keyboard software rom the manufacturer, and
    microsofts intellitype, but neither make any changes, its still seen as a
    sleep button.

    If anyone has had anything similar please let me know, especially if you
    have solved it, otherwise its me and a copy of regmon and filemon and a
    wasted evening trying to solve this when i could be trying to drink the local
    pub dry instead.

    Thanks very much
    podger, May 8, 2007
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    housetrained Guest

    housetrained, May 8, 2007
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    podger Guest

    Cheers for the hint, would you care to elaborate which power settings in the
    BIOS need tweaking?

    Thanks very much
    podger, May 8, 2007
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    Guy Thomas Guest

    On my Vista machine, in the Power Options

    On the tasklist (Left) is:
    Choose what the power button does.

    I have the option to
    Shut Down

    Guy Thomas, May 8, 2007
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    podger Guest

    Thanks for the reply Guy.

    unfortunately the button i am using is not classified as a power button, but
    as a sleep button.

    I have those exact same functions available for selection for my power button.

    but for my sleep button i do not have the shut down option
    podger, May 9, 2007
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