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Windows 7: Standby shortcut

17 Jul 2009   #1
hojnikb

Windows XP SP3 & Windows 7
 
 
Standby shortcut

Is there a way to make a shortcut,soo when i click on it,PC will go to standby?
I already tried the windows xp method, but it puts my pc to hibernation.


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17 Jul 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Hijnikb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if one these shortcuts may work for you instead.

Sleep Shortcut - Vista Forums

or

Sleep shortcut simplified - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Jul 2009   #3
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

create a batch file with

Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep

in it.

right click desktop>new>text document
edit it
copy and paste contents inside
save
close
rename to sleep.bat



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17 Jul 2009   #4
hojnikb

Windows XP SP3 & Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Hijnikb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if one these shortcuts may work for you instead.

Sleep Shortcut - Vista Forums

or

Sleep shortcut simplified - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7echno7im View Post
create a batch file with

Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep

in it.

right click desktop>new>text document
edit it
copy and paste contents inside
save
close
rename to sleep.bat



Thanks, ill giv it a try when i get home.
BTW its HojnikB not Hijnikb.
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17 Jul 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how they worked for you.
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18 Jul 2009   #6
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

if you're courageous:

open pc, find the 2 wires for the power button connection to the motherboard. Splice in a wire, connect this wire to a miniature pushbutton which you place somewhere convenient on your desk.
The length of wire and it's size dont matter much. It just connects 5 v to mass to activate the powerunit.

Set in bios the power button to activate Sleep, do the same in windows.

Now you just push one button on your desk to sleep and wake.

Very convenient
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18 Jul 2009   #7
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
if you're courageous:

open pc, find the 2 wires for the power button connection to the motherboard. Splice in a wire, connect this wire to a miniature pushbutton which you place somewhere convenient on your desk.
The length of wire and it's size dont matter much. It just connects 5 v to mass to activate the powerunit.

Set in bios the power button to activate Sleep, do the same in windows.

Now you just push one button on your desk to sleep and wake.

Very convenient

Now that's literally a standby shortcut on your desktop! I like it!
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19 Jul 2009   #8
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

it is. i've hooked up an old microswitch from a microwave. I glued it to my monitor. You hardly see it, it's just the cantilever sticking out. It's almost a delight to use it.
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03 Aug 2009   #9
hojnikb

Windows XP SP3 & Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all the reply im a bit late sorry
I didnt get that shortcut to working (only hibernation) but i found out i have an wireless old keyboard which has a sleep button dummy me :X
"if you're courageous:

open pc, find the 2 wires for the power button connection to the motherboard. Splice in a wire, connect this wire to a miniature pushbutton which you place somewhere convenient on your desk.
The length of wire and it's size dont matter much. It just connects 5 v to mass to activate the powerunit.

Set in bios the power button to activate Sleep, do the same in windows.

Now you just push one button on your desk to sleep and wake.

Very convenient
"

Very nice idea but with my extra mini nettop i wouldnt try this
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03 Aug 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hojnikb,

I'm happy to hear that you have an alternative.

If you disabled hibernation using Method One in this tutorial, then the sleep shortcut should then sleep instead if you still would like a shortcut.
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