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Windows 7: power option in taskbar


20 May 2010   #1

 
power option in taskbar

hey guys.
Does anyone know how i can get the power options in my taskbar ?
its greyed out in system icons ....

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20 May 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

YOu can try to type power options in search, and then drag to task bar; that may work.

Weather the above does or not work, this may be more to your liking.

Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan[2]=Power Management
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20 May 2010   #3
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Gilly,

You will not have the Power system icon available to select from unless you have either a laptop/notebook or a desktop connected to a UPS battery backup with it's data cable. If you do, then sometimes a simple restart may sort this. If not, then this may help.

System Icons - Enable or Disable


If you do not have a laptop/notebook or a desktop connected to a UPS battery backup with it's data cable, then you could create one of these shortcuts that would work for you to pin to the taskbar (or where you like).

Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan

Power Options Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 May 2010   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Gilly,

You will not have the Power system icon available to select from unless you have either a laptop/notebook or a desktop connected to a UPS battery backup with it's data cable. If you do, then sometimes a simple restart may sort this. If not, then this may help.

Shawn
ok thank
nevermind
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20 May 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Gilly.
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30 Dec 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This is an old thread, but still has useful information. I found it while searching for how to enable the Power switching system tray icon, which apparently you can't enable when running on a Desktop without a UPS. I think it's useful to occassionally switch my PC to not sleep/hibernate because I want it available on the network for certain activity.

While the short-cut information above is definitely useful, I eventually found a better solution: the open-source utility Power Scheme Switcher. https://powerschemeswitcher.codeplex.com/ It runs in the system tray, doesn't collect data like some of the other "free" utilities that provide the same functionality, and it provides a quick and easy way to switch between Power settings.

Hopefully if someone else stumbles on this thread they'll find it useful.
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30 Dec 2013   #7
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello wtgreen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, instead of installing 3 party software, you could use a desktop context menu.

Power Plan - Choose from Desktop Context Menu in Windows
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30 Dec 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for that tip Brink. I think I like the system tray utility better because it lets me *see* what the current power scheme is too, but the desktop short-cut is an interesting approach.

I downloaded it just to see how the icons and sub-menu are added since I have some other desktop short-cuts I've created that could use a little polish. Thanks for the tip!
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30 Dec 2013   #9
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Anytime.
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