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  1.    18 Jul 2016 #11
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 (1511) 64-bit

    Having just seen this thread, I'm also necroposting just to say that the Start menu pops up upon waking from Sleep if you used the Start menu to put it to Sleep in the first place. The reason for this is that Windows always wakes to the exact same state it was in before sleeping, so in such a situation that "previous state" was one which had the Start menu open (because you opened it to put it to Sleep).

    I don't think this was the behaviour in previous versions of Windows. One would have assumed that the mere clicking on Sleep would be enough to officially close the Start menu.

    Several users have already submitted this issue on the Windows Feedback app.
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  2.    18 Jul 2016 #12
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 19
    win 10

    Quote Originally Posted by BRKING View Post
    When I sleep or lock my computer and then wake it up the start menu is always open. How do I stop this?
    It is a little bit of an annoyance, when coming out of sleep to see the start menu open. What I do, is right click on the start menu button, when I decide to put the computer to sleep,... and select " Shut down or sign out", and then choose sleep from there. You won't have that start menu there, after coming out of sleep.
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  3.    18 Jul 2016 #13
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 121
    Windows 10 Home

    As posted before you can create a shortcut by right click the desktop then select New then Shortcut. Then paste this into it.
    C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe Powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep

    I also like the Sleep in my Context menu by creating a registry file from a Notepad file. Paste the below in a notepad then rename the extention from .txt to .reg

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    @="**Go to Sleep**"

    @="rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0"
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  4.    18 Jul 2016 #14
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 3,780
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.105

    See here: How to create hotkeys for Windows sleep and shutdown

    I set Ctrl+Alt+` as the key combo that puts the computer to sleep as long as Hibernate is disabled. Otherwise it would Hibernate the computer.

    Basically you create a shortcut that does C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0
    Then you open it's properties, go to the Shortcut tab, click in the Shortcut key field then press a key.
    Ctrl+Alt is prefixed to it.

    Press Ctrl+Alt+the key you pressed and the system goes to sleep.
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