Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Power Options Shortcut - Create



Power Options Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Power Options" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
27 Feb 2010
Default Power Options Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Power Options" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8


information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Power Options shortcut to select a power plan in Windows 7 and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: Power Options
Power Options Shortcut - Create-power_options.jpg





OPTION ONE
To Download the "Power Options" Shortcut
1. Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below
Power_Options.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the downloaded .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Power Options shortcut to your desktop.

4. Unblock the Power Options shortcut.
Name:  Unblock.jpg
Views: 4598
Size:  125.9 KB
5. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. In Windows 8 and 8.1, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.






OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "Power Options" Shortcut
1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste either location below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}

OR

%windir%\System32\control.exe powercfg.cpl
OR

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL powercfg.cpl

OR

%windir%\system32\control.exe /name Microsoft.PowerOptions

Name:  Step1.jpg
Views: 4569
Size:  93.6 KB
3. Type Power Options for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
Name:  Step2.jpg
Views: 4558
Size:  71.5 KB
4. Right click or press and hold on the new Power Options shortcut on the Desktop, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below)
Name:  Step3.jpg
Views: 4547
Size:  97.7 KB
6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
%SystemRoot%\System32\powercpl.dll
Name:  Step4.jpg
Views: 4540
Size:  55.0 KB
7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (See screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

9. In Windows 8 and 8.1, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn



Related Tutorials

Published by
11 Feb 2013   #1
reido113

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Very nice Sir Shawn. Thank You for sharing this.
Cheers


My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Reido, and welcome to Seven Forums.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Comment

 Power Options Shortcut - Create




Tutorial Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:50 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33