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Originally Posted by kromar View Post
hmm i find it interesting that quick power profile changes are for laptops only... thanks for the tips you gave, i guess i have to live with the quick launch hack:/
Well, there's no reason for normal computers to have it. I mean, they're not battery-powered, so they really don't need any power management options.

Anyway, try to avoid considering it a Quick Launch 'hack", because it's more of a workaround.
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post #12 of 27
Hi!

This problem is my problem too.

My computer is a desktop and doesn't have UPS, but I think the Power Icon was a simple way to change power schemas in XP.
Why can't I use this in Seven?

I don't found the perfect answer, but this is workaround way:
http://www.powerplan7.com/

Maybe I can help anybody
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by hadzsabi View Post
Hi!

This problem is my problem too.

My computer is a desktop and doesn't have UPS, but I think the Power Icon was a simple way to change power schemas in XP.
Why can't I use this in Seven?

I don't found the perfect answer, but this is workaround way:
http://www.powerplan7.com/

Maybe I can help anybody
no its battery life
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
no its battery life
Yes and no. Yes, it was designed as a battery life indicator for mobile users. This icon also exists in Windows XP. While a battery is discharging, battery level is indicated. While plugged in, you see a different icon. However, (this is where the No argument begins) when you clicked on the icon it brought up a nice little context menu of your power schemes giving you the ability to quickly switch from one scheme to another.

Personally, I used this all the time. I have a "Goodnight" power scheme which puts the monitors to sleep after 1 minute, while my normal day time use schema keeps the screen on for 15 minutes. I'm going to try the app suggested above (thanks for that by the way).
post #15 of 27
I'm going to be a jerk and say the following:

I don't see what's so difficult here. I have never, ever, ever, ever, ever, needed to switch the power schemes. Ever. Why? Because of the following:
  1. My computer isn't running on batteries. This is pretty much the main reason.
  2. My monitor's power button is easy to reach (isn't everyone's?)
  3. Back when I actually used the power management options, I had created my own scheme that was perfect for 24/7. I never had to change it.
  4. But now I no longer use the power management options. Why? Well that's easy: my computer is extremely fast. I only have to wait about 40 seconds for it to finish booting up.
I'm sorry for being the jerk here. I really am. But I'll tell you something: I never would have noticed that this option was missing until it was brought up with this thread. I mean, I haven't used these power management options since the days when I had a 500 MHz Pentium III with 384 MB of memory, a slow 40 GB 5400 RPM IDE (yeah, it was PATA) and a slow Voodoo3 3000 AGP. That computer was so slow that I absolutely depended upon those power management options to save electricity and to avoid going crazy. I mean, I certainly could have just shut the computer down every day and then waited the 2½ to 3 minutes for it to completely boot up every day, but I decided that it would be easier to stay sane by utilizing these power management options instead. That way all I had to do was reboot the computer at the end of each usage session and then it would be fresh and ready to go for the next time.

So again: the speed of my computer (and most of our computers these days) makes those power management options absolutely pointless. I mean, if you want to save electricity, then shut it down when you're done with it! After all, it's not like it takes more than a minute for it to boot up anymore like it did in the old days! Am I right? Come on!

Don't get me wrong: I know the obvious question is this: "Ok smart guy: what about laptop users? Huh? What do you have to say to them?" That's easy: configure Windows 7 so that you don't need to have some easy access thing in the Notification Area or on the Taskbar or in Quick Launch. Configure it so that all you have to do is press the power button and it goes into Hibernation. Or configure it so that all you have to do is close the lid and it goes into Hibernation. Or configure it so that it behaves the way you want.

Anyway, I'm done being a jerk.
Edited by TwoCables - 12/30/09 at 11:39pm
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post #16 of 27
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well its fine if you never had the need to change the power scheme but if i for example watch a movie, then it sometimes happens that the monitor turns off which should not happen due to the overwrite of VLC player, but it does and therefore i love to have quick access to change power schemes.
it has nothing to do with power saving or reducing the electricity bill or anything like that, i just dont like it when the display turns black when it should not
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post #17 of 27
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well its fine if you never had the need to change the power scheme but if i for example watch a movie, then it sometimes happens that the monitor turns off which should not happen due to the overwrite of VLC player, but it does and therefore i love to have quick access to change power schemes.
it has nothing to do with power saving or reducing the electricity bill or anything like that, i just dont like it when the display turns black when it should not
Oh. So then do this:
  1. Add the Quick-Launch toolbar to the Taskbar
  2. Right-click on the Power Options control panel icon and choose "Create shortcut".
  3. Click & drag the shortcut to the Quick Launch toolbar.
  4. Permanently delete the shortcut from the Desktop (hold Shift while choosing Delete).
  5. Keep the Quick Launch toolbar next to the Notification Area.
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post #18 of 27
Funny.. I have the power icon in my Win7 desktop at home.

edit: Uhh nevermind - forgot I have an UPS attached
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hmm is it possible somehow to replace sleep with power down or hybernation?
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post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by kromar View Post
hmm is it possible somehow to replace sleep with power down or hybernation?
Yep. Open the Start menu and type change what. This is for "Change what the power buttons do".

There are other ways to get here too, but this is certainly the easiest.
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