Want to change advanced power options with a few keyboard presses?
I like changing advanced power options all the time, mostly CPU throttle and brightness (the two most important factors in battery life). I used to have a separate power plan just for different CPU throttles, but that seemed a little inefficient (as did opening advanced power options under several layers of GUI). So I just finished writing up some batch scripts to change advanced power settings.
All you need to do is copy the attached files into the System32
folder (C:\Windows\System32\), for which you'll need to provide administrator privileges. Then, just press Win+R
and type the name of the setting followed by the value. For example:
"bri 30" will change the screen brightness to 30%.
"maxp 50" will change the maximum CPU throttle to 50%.
"sleep 5" will change the time until sleep to 5 minutes.
By the way, you can change the command just by changing the name of the file. Renaming "disp.bat"
to "Display Brightness.bat"
will let you type "Display Brightness 4"
instead of "disp 4
Let me know what you think. I can make one for each and every advanced power setting, all you gotta do is ask. Enjoy! (Don't mind giving me rep if you use this, I spent quite some time on this