Create Battery Saver Shortcut in Windows 10

    Create Battery Saver Shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Create a Battery Saver Shortcut in Windows 10
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    How to Create a Battery Saver Shortcut in Windows 10

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    Windows 10 introduces a new battery saver feature that conserves your PC's battery by limiting background activity and adjusting hardware settings. Battery saver will turn on automatically if you like, but you can also turn it on manually.

    This tutorial will show you how to create or download a battery saver shortcut that opens directly to Battery saver in Settings in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316, Microsoft has renamed “Battery Saver” settings page to be “Battery” since they believe a single entry point for all battery related settings including Battery Saver simplifies the user experience.


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    EXAMPLE: Battery saver in Settings
    Name:  Battery_saver.jpg
Views: 758
Size:  73.4 KB






    Create Battery Saver Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create Battery Saver Shortcut in Windows 10
    To Download a Battery saver Shortcut

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

    Battery_saver_shortcut.zip

    download

    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .zip file..

    4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

    5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.








    Create Battery Saver Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create Battery Saver Shortcut in Windows 10
    To Manually Create a Battery saver Shortcut

    1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

    2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    %windir%\explorer.exe ms-settings:batterysaver

    Name:  shortcut-1.png
Views: 2123
Size:  26.2 KB

    3. Type Battery saver for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

    Name:  shortcut-2.png
Views: 2181
Size:  25.0 KB

    4. Right click or press and hold on the new Battery saver shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

    5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  shortcut-3.png
Views: 2150
Size:  32.0 KB

    6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    %SystemRoot%\System32\taskbarcpl.dll

    Name:  shortcut-4.jpg
Views: 767
Size:  31.0 KB

    7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
    NOTE: You could use any icon that you would like instead though.

    8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)

    9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    15 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1607 (OS Build 14393.729)

    Battery Saver - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10


    Hi,

    The Battery Saver can also be added to the Context Menu.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Battery Saver Settings]
    "Icon"="powercpl.dll,-506"
    "Position"="bottom"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Battery Saver Settings\command]
    @="\"C:\\Windows\\explorer.exe\" ms-settings:batterysaver"
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  2.    16 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
    Thread Starter

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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Pro

    using this shortcut brings me to the battery saver menu. I just want to toggle between ON and OFF. How should I modify it for quick toggle on the task bar then? This is to implement on my work laptop, where I have zero admin privileges (and of course no registry access)
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,191
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
    Thread Starter

    Hello tententwenty,

    The quickest way to turn on/off Battery Saver on demand is via the Action Center.

    Turn On or Off Battery Saver in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
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