Power Button on Start Screen - Add or Remove

How to Add or Remove Power Button on Start Screen in Windows 8.1 Update


information   Information
The Windows 8.1 Update released on April 8th 2014 via Windows Update, added a Power button on the Start screen.

On some devices you may not see the Power button. On devices that are not tablets like laptops, desktop PCs and All-in-Ones, the Power button should appear on the Start screen after installing the update. On most tablets you will not see the Power button on the Start screen as they have connected standby and a physical power button that lets you quickly shut down or put the device to sleep. However, on tablets larger than 8.5-inches without connected standby, you will see the Power button on the Start screen.


This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Power button from the top right corner of your Start screen in Windows 8.1 Update.


EXAMPLE: Power button on Start screen
Add_Power_Button_on_Start_Screen.jpg
Remove_Power_Button_on_Start_Screen.jpg




Here's How:

Note   Note
The .bat files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Launcher

Launcher_ShowPowerButtonOnStartScreen DWORD

0 = Remove
1 = Add



1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Add Power Button on your Start Screen

NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Add_Power_Button_on_Start_Screen.bat
download

3. To Remove Power Button from your Start Screen
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Remove_Power_Button_on_Start_Screen.bat
download

4. Save the .bat file to your desktop, and run it.

5. If prompted, click/tap on Run.
NOTE: If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by unblocking the downloaded .bat file.

6. You will now notice your screen flicker as explorer is restarted to apply the setting.




That's it,
Shawn


 

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After running "Add_Power_Button_on_Start_Screen.bat" my start menu is opening frequently. How to resolve this. Please help me.
 

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Hello vivekk, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

If you haven't already, see if restarting the computer to fully apply may help.
 

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Hi Brink,
I repaired my registry with registry reviver and restarted my laptop but still start menu is popping up frequently. Pls suggest me a solution. Thanks.
 

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    Windows server 2012

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
After running "Add_Power_Button_on_Start_Screen.bat" my start menu is opening frequently. How to resolve this. Please help me.

I don't know how frequently but did you check your 'Taskbar Properties'...right click taskbar>properties>navigation> now make sure under 'Start screen' the "When I sign in" box is selected.*john
Taskbar Properties.png
 

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