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How to Create a Power and Sleep PC Settings Shortcut in Windows 8.1


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Power and Sleep in PC settings is where you can manage adaptive brightness, turn off the display, and sleep after.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Power and Sleep shortcut that opens directly to PC settings in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Power and Sleep PC settings

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Power and Sleep Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1 OPTION ONE Power and Sleep Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1
To Download a "Power and Sleep PC settings" Shortcut

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.


Power_and_Sleep_PC-settings_Shortcut.zip

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2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

4. Unblock the extracted shortcut.

5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






Power and Sleep Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1 OPTION TWO Power and Sleep Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1
To Manually Create a "Power and Sleep PC settings" Shortcut

1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area of your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)

Note   Note
If you do not have a US English Windows 8.1 installed, then you will need to change the en-US folder name in the command below for the folder name with your language instead for this to work.


Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SettingsGroupPowerAndSleepDisplayOff.settingcontent-ms


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3. Type Power and Sleep PC settings for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.

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4. Right click or press and hold on the new Power and Sleep PC settings shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)


%SystemRoot%\system32\powercpl.dll


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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)

9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.




That's it,
Shawn