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Windows 7: Power options - is there a keyboard shortcut ?

05 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Power options - is there a keyboard shortcut ?

I frequently have to change the power setting in my Windows 7 system from Power Saver to Always On and back to Power Saver (e.g. for installation of programs).

Is there a way to do this in one fell swoop with a keyboard shortcut rather than having to click through the Power Options windows ?


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05 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I do not know of any but im sure some creative scripting and setting custom keyboard shortcuts could solve your problem
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05 Oct 2010   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

not sure but i use godmode to accsses all my needs, create a new folder on desktop and name it this

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

...copy and paste it from here its easier.

OR

Control Panel All Tasks List Shortcut
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05 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 
powercfg

You might get some ideas from this: Powercfg Command-Line Options
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05 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You could try using Win+X to go to this panel and select from there as shown here:

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06 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks very much, everybody, for these ideas. Looks like I need to use the God function and translate it into hotkeys. I'm working on it.
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06 Oct 2010   #7

 
 

why dont you just left click on the power icon in the system tray, and change it there?
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06 Oct 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacman10 View Post
I frequently have to change the power setting in my Windows 7 system from Power Saver to Always On and back to Power Saver (e.g. for installation of programs).

Is there a way to do this in one fell swoop with a keyboard shortcut rather than having to click through the Power Options windows ?
Hello Pacman,

In addition,

You could set two power plans to have each one set with a different setting you described. Afterwards, you can use the tutorial below to create a shortcut for each of these power plans to switch to using that power plan automatically. This way you can pin the power plan shortcuts to the taskbar (or where you like) to make toggling between them easier.

Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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