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That #@$$%^!!! Charm bar

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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

    That #@$$%^!!! Charm bar


    Resting the cursor at bottom right corner in order to bring out the Charm bar has always been a " hit and miss " proposition to me.
    Is there a better way to call up the Charm bar

    I have enabled " Shut Down " and " Restart " options in the right click context menu.
    Is there a `Sleep `option for right click menu also ?

    t-4-2

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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Try winkey + c for charm bar.

    Depending on how you added the Power options, you could probably just add a sleep or you could remove then reapply these
    Last edited by Brink; 14 May 2012 at 21:49. Reason: added link for more info
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  3. #3


    Posts : 152
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Try winkey + c for charm bar.

    Depending on how you added the Power options, you could probably just add a sleep or you could remove then reapply these
    winkey + c for charm bar............. That worked. Thank you.

    The right click context menu for Restart and Shut Down at desktop are from this Win 8 tutorials.
    Shut Down - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

    Restart - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

    But I can't find a tutorial for the " Sleep " option.
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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    I gave a link above for a complete power menu - here - alternatively you can use the tutorial from Brink - Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8 but you'll need to add a couple of lines to the reg file for the sleep option:

    Code:
    ; Sleep
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\sleep]
    @="Sleep"
    "icon"="shell32.dll,-246"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\sleep\command]
    @="rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep"
    Also, near the top of the file there is a line that begins:

    "SubCommands"="

    Add the work 'sleep' between between signout and shutdown.

    The reg file is a text file with a .reg extension so you can edit the file with any text editor such as notepad. You can remove your existing entries by using the options from the pages you linked to in your post.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    I gave a link above for a complete power menu - here - alternatively you can use the tutorial from Brink - Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8 but you'll need to add a couple of lines to the reg file for the sleep option:

    Code:
    ; Sleep
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\sleep]
    @="Sleep"
    "icon"="shell32.dll,-246"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\sleep\command]
    @="rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep"
    Also, near the top of the file there is a line that begins:

    "SubCommands"="

    Add the work 'sleep' between between signout and shutdown.

    The reg file is a text file with a .reg extension so you can edit the file with any text editor such as notepad. You can remove your existing entries by using the options from the pages you linked to in your post.
    Thank you very much.
    I'll do that a little later. I am sure it will work for me.

    t-4-2
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    Posts : 152
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1


    Thank you for the shortcuts.

    t-4-2
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