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Power Options - Add or Remove "When sharing media"

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    Power Options - Add or Remove "When sharing media"

    Power Options - Add or Remove "When sharing media"
    How to Add or Remove "When sharing media" in Power Options in Windows
    Published by Brink is offline
    12 Jul 2014
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    How to Add or Remove "When sharing media" in Power Options in Windows


    information   Information
    The When sharing media setting in Power Options will let users configure power settings for when devices and computers are playing media from your computer to either allow the computer to sleep, prevent idling to sleep, or allow the computer to enter Away Mode.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the "When sharing media" setting under Multimedia settings in Power Options for all users in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

    Note   Note
    This could be handy if you wanted to set this how you wanted, then remove the setting to prevent other users from being able to change it in Power Options.


    EXAMPLE: "When sharing media" in Power Options

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    Here's How:

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

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\9596FB26-9850-41fd-AC3E-F7C3C00AFD4B\03680956-93BC-4294-BBA6-4E0F09BB717F

    Attributes DWORD

    1 = Remove
    2 = Add



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


    2. To Remove "When sharing media" from Power Options

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_When_sharing_media.reg

    download

    3. To Add "When sharing media" to Power Options
    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_When_sharing_media.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC Vista), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Windows 10 compatibility


    Hi Brink,

    Great forum here. Do you know if these reg edits will work for Windows 10? After googling around, it seems that the "When sharing media" option is often unavailable in Windows 10 systems that have touch screens.

    Thanks,
    Jacob

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jacob, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I just tested this in Windows 10, and it will work in it as well.
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    Thanks, the reg edit indeed worked.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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