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Old 12-15-2006
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Power Button
Using Vista Business, is there a way to make the power button prompt me for
what I would like to do when I press it?
In XP I was able to set the power button to prompt me for Sleep, Restart,
Hibernate or Shut Down while in Vista I am only able to set the default
action for the button which is very frustrating.
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Old 12-15-2006
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Re: Power Button
AFAIK, no, there are no options for prompting for the power button. I
believe this has to do with Microsoft working towards energy conservation,
which is always a good thing :^)

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Old 12-15-2006
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Re: Power Button
I just read a posting by "cvp" for a way to be prompted, it's not by the
power button, but by a shortcut.

1) Open Notepad
2) Insert "(newActiveXObject("Shell.Application")).ShutdownW indows();"
(<--without the quotation marks)
3) Save the file as "Prompt.js" (<--you can name it what you want,
but make sure to save it as a .js file)
4) Clicking on "Prompt.js" now gives all the shutdown options.

This is a somewhat modified version of what "cvp" posted, but the end
results are the same. This might help you, it might not, but thought I'd
share it with you.

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Re: Power Button
Thank you David, that is great!
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Re: Power Button
Actually I spoke to soon. When I run this I get a WSH error of "Object
Expected" when I run the file.

(newActiveXObject("Shell.Application")).ShutdownWi ndows();
saved as prompt.js
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Old 12-16-2006
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Re: Power Button
Dan, put a space between new and Active, so that it looks like this:

(new ActiveXObject("Shell.Application")).ShutdownWindow s();
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Old 12-16-2006
David Wright
 

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Re: Power Button
Sorry, I just looked back at my original posting, and saw that I didn't put
in the space. The instructions should have read:

1) Open Notepad
2) Insert "(new ActiveXObject("Shell.Application")).ShutdownWindow s();"
(<--without the quotation marks)
3) Save the file as "Prompt.js" (<--you can name it what you want,
but make sure to save it as a .js file)
4) Clicking on "Prompt.js" now gives all the shutdown options.



"Dan G" <DanG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BB5AAB59-0D01-4964-8126-BB6CBE2E5082@microsoft.com...
> Actually I spoke to soon. When I run this I get a WSH error of "Object
> Expected" when I run the file.
>
> (newActiveXObject("Shell.Application")).ShutdownWi ndows();
> saved as prompt.js


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Re: Power Button
worked like a champ, thanks David
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Old 04-13-2007
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Re: Power Button
You have got to be kidding. How does giving you a choice when you press the
power button have anything to do with....I
believe this has to do with Microsoft working towards energy conservation,
which is always a good thing :^) ......
This one feature I really miss from moving across to vista. The only other
thing I miss is preview in windows explorer. Was a great way of quickly going
tothe jpeg you wanted.


"David Wright" wrote:

> AFAIK, no, there are no options for prompting for the power button. I
> believe this has to do with Microsoft working towards energy conservation,
> which is always a good thing :^)
>
>

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