How To Change Power Button Options In Windows 7 Start Menu

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Windows 7 by default comes with shut down as the power button option in Start Menu.

Default action for Windows power button

Here is how to change it to either restart, log off, sleep, lock or switch user directly from the start menu :

1. Right click on taskbar and select “Properties”.

Windows 7 taskbar properties

2. Under the “Start Menu” section, change the power button action as needed from the drop down. Click Ok when done.

Changing power button options in Windows 7

3. The new action will now be visible in Windows start menu for power button.

Changed actions for Windows 7 power button


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