How to turn poorly placed POWER button into NONE/SLEEP?

  1. The Pool Man's Avatar
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    How to turn poorly placed POWER button into NONE/SLEEP?


    I have a friend who bought this on my recommendation --

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    Pretty nice for $429 at Walmart. The product has one known shortcoming --

    How to turn poorly placed POWER button into NONE/SLEEP?-2021-01-15-20_48_33-messages-web-mozilla-firefox.jpg

    That Power button is WAY too close to that Power button. So someone in Amazon comments said --

    "Power button placement next to the delete key was a pain, but through windows you can change the function of the power button to none/sleep."

    Is this possible? And how? And then I wonder but what if you need to do a forced shutdown? It would seem to me that clicking the key should do nothing but leaning on it would cause the shutdown.

    I don't know where to begin the begin, if you will.



    UPDATE -- Now I know where to begin, as this video demonstrates --

    Change Default Action of Power Button When Pressed on Windows 10 - YouTube

    I didn't think it would be THAT easy. I thought this was a registry headache. Still I'm not exactly sure how to set it.

    1. An accidental hit should do nothing.
    2. A firm hit should shut it down... but...

    How do I set it to do these?
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  3. idgat's Avatar
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    How long do you press a Delete key for ??? Power button usually requires a 3-5 second hold down to activate, much more than the normal tap for any other key.
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  4. Try3's Avatar
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    idgat said:
    Power button usually requires a 3-5 second hold down to activate
    idgat,

    That is unusual. I have never known a computer that needed more than a momentary power button tap.

    A very long duration press would be used to override the power button's allotted task [sleep/hibernate/off/restart] to force a hard off.

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  5. CountMike's Avatar
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    idgat said:
    How long do you press a Delete key for ??? Power button usually requires a 3-5 second hold down to activate, much more than the normal tap for any other key.
    Power button on the case or other place on PC to shut down completely before windows shutdown require longer time, not ones on the KB.
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  6. idgat's Avatar
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    CountMike said:
    Power button on the case or other place on PC to shut down completely before windows shutdown require longer time, not ones on the KB.
    They do on my laptops.
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  7. idgat's Avatar
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    Try3 said:
    idgat,

    That is unusual. I have never known a computer that needed more than a momentary power button tap.

    A very long duration press would be used to override the power button's allotted task [sleep/hibernate/off/restart] to force a hard off.

    Denis
    Not on my devices (laptops or desktops)
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  8. Edwin's Avatar
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    I have the VivoBook X512F, the physical power button has a delay for hard shutdown.
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  9. hdmi's Avatar
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    Here's a few old tricks.
    Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog in Windows 10
    Create a Shut Down Windows Dialog Shortcut in Windows 10

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    So then just press ⊞ Win + D, followed by Alt + F4.

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    ...Or use a keyboard shortcut manager tool like AutoHotkey to assign that action. On my Logitech K800 keyboard the Power action is hooked to Fn + F8 by default.
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  10. The Pool Man's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone. It was so SIMPLE. I just set those buttons to DO NOTHING and that's... exactly what they do now.
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