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Set power button to "Ask me what to do"?

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    Set power button to "Ask me what to do"?

    My Laptop's power button is in a pretty inconvenient location (a corner next to the volume buttons) and once in a while I accidently push it when repositioning my laptop or trying to adjust the volume. Is it possible to bring back the old dialogue box that was in Windows XP that popped up when you pressed the power button? thanks.

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  2. #2

    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2

    Yes. You can set it through Power Options in the Control Panel.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

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  4. #4

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    Windows 8.1

    Just to clarify: I do NOT want to DISABLE the power button, just ask me to confirm first.

    To me it was obvious what my intent was so I ommited that information in the original post, sorry.
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  5. #5

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    Windows 8.1

    Did you ever find a way to bring back that (VERY HELPFUL, MICROSOFT!) feature to the accidentally-touched power button?
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