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Windows 7: Assigning "Sleep" key.....

08 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Assigning "Sleep" key.....

Does anuone know how to assign the sleep function to a key on the keyboard. I had it on my old HP keyboard...but I just built my self a new pc...and I can't seem to be able to figure it out....I downloaded MS Intellitype Pro 8.0...but it does not show any SLEEP feature....

AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Microsoft Digital Media 3000 Keyboard

There was a discussion in Jan 2009 "General Discussion", but I don't quite understand it. Can anyone help?? Thanks


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08 Dec 2010   #2

 

In the shortcut, It should allow you to choose a "hotkey" or key combo to use this... However, I've never had someone request for the OS to sleep... We generally fix the sleep issues by setting the os NOT to sleep.

Code:
  • Right Click in the desired location (On the Desktop or in a folder)
  • Select New -> Shortcut
  • In the “Type the location of the item” field enter the following
  • Rundll32.exe Powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep
  • Click Next
  • This will create a shortcut with the name rundll32,
  • Right Click the shortcut, select Rename and type in Sleep
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08 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
No not that....

I want the PC to sleep...not the OS....Then any key wakes it up....
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08 Dec 2010   #4

 

Sleep = low power state (I said OS for no particular reason)
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08 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What do you mean by Shortcut....
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08 Dec 2010   #6

 

shortcut is visual representation of another file/folder or command. It will put a file on your desktop (or wherever you want it)... then you should have the ability to assign a hotkey or combo key command to run said command.
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08 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Brady, I know what a shortcut to a program or macro is.....but how do I assign the SLEEP function to a key on the keyboard.....Can't do it thru the control panel/keyboard....
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08 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You might want to check this out
Sleep Shortcut - Vista Forums

-DG
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08 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

G-R-E-A-T...... Just what I was looking for...

Thanks DG..
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08 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

you're very welcome, boatman.

-DG
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