Changing your PC’s behaviour on certain actions

From time to time I am quite often asked how to change the behaviour of PC’s / Laptops when say the power button is pressed or a laptop lid is closed. To change what your computer will do when you do one of the above first of all RIGHT click on the desktop. From the small menu which will appear select the PROPERTIES option. A window like the one below will appear. (Windows XP Window shown below)

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From this window select the ADVANCED tab. Under the POWER BUTTONS section you will find the options you can set for your computer when certain actions are carried out.

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Set these options as desired and then apply. Thats it – have fun.


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