Solved Would anyone have a reg file for adding 'Sleep' to the Desktop Context Menu?


Oblias

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I've had a look thru the tutorial section of the forum, and also done a search there just to cover my bases, and I do not find anything that comes close to doing what I'm wanting. I would like to have an easy, quick to access option in the desktop context menu to put my computer to sleep. I know that a desktop shortcut can be made that does this, and I know that I can also do this by right-clicking on the Start Menu button on the Taskbar/Shutdown or sign out/Sleep, but again, not really what I'm looking for.

Does anyone know if it's even possible to add that function to the context menu?

Sleepless in Seattle........... (an old reference)
 

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Run: get_powercfg_info





One or more of these links may be useful:

ACP: rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0



 

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Lots of information there, thanks! I've managed to create a .bat file that puts the computer to sleep, now I just need to know how to create an entry in the desktop context menu that points to that .bat file.

Any suggestions on how I get that done? In the meantime, I'm going to do a search for one of those third-party programs that will add entries to the context menu. Maybe that's my only option at this point?
 

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Thanks again, @zbook for the information that got me headed in the right direction. I now have a bright new shiny context menu entry that points to a .bat file which puts my computer to sleep.

I hope you have a great new year over the next 12 months!
 

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Thanks again, @zbook for the information that got me headed in the right direction. I now have a bright new shiny context menu entry that points to a .bat file which puts my computer to sleep.

I hope you have a great new year over the next 12 months!
Sounds like you got it. I was going to say you could use the following tutorial as a starting point:


I actually first looked for tutorials here, but all of the samples I found were a bit more complicated than you needed (e.g. used RegExpand or had submenus). There may have been a simpler one here that I missed.
 
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Thanks again, @zbook for the information that got me headed in the right direction. I now have a bright new shiny context menu entry that points to a .bat file which puts my computer to sleep.

I hope you have a great new year over the next 12 months!

That's great news.

You're welcome.
 

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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
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    Microsoft Defender
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