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Windows 7: Power Management Utility?

07 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC1
Power Management Utility?

Does anyone know of a quick way to change between power management schemes? For a desktop setup - I'm thinking of a utility that sits in the taskbar that allows you to quickly change schemes.

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07 Jul 2009   #2
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower

Here I simply right clicked on the power options item once going into the Start>Control Panel there to make a copy for a custom toolbar. The shortcut can be renamed and dragged right onto the taskbar itself in order to save steps.

For themes those are actually custom plans created in the power options section itself. You can create any number there and have ready access with the shortcut pinned. No 3rd party utility needed.
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07 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC1


I created the shortcut and renamed it. For some reason the taskbar won't accept it (I'm sure there's an obvious reason that I'm missing). When I drag it to the tastbar I get the circle with the line through it (reject) symbol.
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07 Jul 2009   #4

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
Tried this?

If I understand your question correctly, is this not the thing you are looking? Just left click the power-symbol on your taskbar and choose a power option from pop-up.
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(My taskbar is on left, not bottom, so the picture can be a bit misleading.)

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07 Jul 2009   #5
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower

I've had the Start taskbar on the bottom, left, top, but rarely right side of the screen. So that's nothing new to me here.

The image here will show how you can have a new toolbar with several items when not able to drag a shortcut onto the taskbar itself. The guide for this option shows how to create a new folder where you drag the shortcut into that and how to browse to the folder when clicking on the new toolbar option. You pin the folder instead of the shortcut to allow for several. Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

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