How to change the start menu power button action in "windows 8"

peterinsb
2012-12-31
2013-02-24
  • peterinsb

    peterinsb - 2012-12-31

    It defaults to SHUTDOWN. How do I change this to SLEEP?

    (I am referring to the button on the Start Menu, not the hardware button on the PC.)

     
  • Ivo Beltchev

    Ivo Beltchev - 2012-12-31

    Open the settings, go to the Customize Start Menu tab, double-click the ShutdownBoxItem in the left column.
    Then pick a different command from the dropdown - sleep, hibernate, whatever.
    Change the label and the icon if you wish.

     
  • peterinsb

    peterinsb - 2013-01-01

    Slick. That saved me a lot of time. Thanks!

     
  • Bruce W

    Bruce W - 2013-02-24

    Hi. Just installed the program and am liking it. But the solution above is not working for me. When I try that (choosing "Sleep" from the dropdown), the entire Shut Down menu disappears. I have Windows 8 Pro on a Latitude 10 tablet. Actually, the "sleep" option does not show up in the start menu at all--when I view the submenu for Shut Down, all of the options in the ShutdownBoxItem list are there except Sleep. I tried putting Sleep in other parts of the start menu, but it doesn't show up anywhere. Any help would be appreciated.

     
  • Ivo Beltchev

    Ivo Beltchev - 2013-02-24

    It is possible the system reports that "sleep" is not supported. If you press Alt+F4 on the desktop, do you see Sleep as one of the options?

    Also, which version of Classic Shell are you using?

     
    • Bruce W

      Bruce W - 2013-02-24

      I am using 3.6.5.

      I don't have an Alt key or a F4 key on the keypad on this tablet.

       
  • Ivo Beltchev

    Ivo Beltchev - 2013-02-24

    OK, then reset the menu and click on the original Shutdown item. It will open a dialog box with a dropdown.

     
    • Bruce W

      Bruce W - 2013-02-24

      Thanks for your quick replies. Doing that gives me the Windows 8 "Shut Down Windows" box, with Shut down as the default and Sleep as an option in the dropdown menu. What I would like is to have a Sleep command available in the Start menu without having to go through all those submenus.

      BTW, I also put this on my desktop machine (also Win 8 Pro), and the "Sleep' command does show up on the Start menu.

       
      Last edit: Bruce W 2013-02-24
  • Ivo Beltchev

    Ivo Beltchev - 2013-02-24

    It is in C:\Windows\System32

     
  • Bruce W

    Bruce W - 2013-02-24

    oops--mixup of "l" and "1". :$

    This caused the tablet to shut down. Tried the powercfg -hibernate off as well--still got the same result.

     
  • Ivo Beltchev

    Ivo Beltchev - 2013-02-24

    I don't know then. You need to find a command that works with your tablet. I do not own such device and can't tell you the solution.

     
  • Bruce W

    Bruce W - 2013-02-24

    Oh well, thanks a lot for trying.

     

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