Windows 10: How to stop Start menu showing when waking up computer?
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.
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.
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"
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.
I don't have Icons showing on the Desktop. My question would be, how is it that when right clicking on the Start Button and putting the computer from there will stop the Start Menu from showing after coming out of sleep but putting the computer to sleep from within the Start Menu causes the Start Menu to appear after coming out of sleep?
I think I may have found a solution for this. What you can do to avoid having the Start menu up when logging back in after Sleep Mode is this: type Windows + X (you can also get this context menu by right-clicking on the Start button), then navigate down to Shut down or sign out, and choose Sleep from here. This will make it so you do not see the Start menu when you wake your PC back up. Hope this helps.
Edit: looks like Maggidonalso stated the same solution before I did. Whoops.
Last edited by crtelinde; 07 Jan 2017 at 10:46.
Thank you for that. I've found out that logging out from within the Start Menu, it only makes sense the Start Menu is going to be there when waking up the system. As you say, right clicking on the Start Menu does the trick but I've sent my Power Button to put the system to sleep when pressing on that. Consequently, each time I wish to put the computer to sleep manually, I do just that, hit the power button. All the best in the New Year!!!
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