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    Power Options Desktop Shortcut
    How to Create a "Power Options" Shortcut in Vista
    Published by Brink is offline
    09 Mar 2008
    Power Options Desktop Shortcut

    How to Create a "Power Options" Shortcut in Vista


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    This will show you how to create a Power Options, or any other Control Panel item, shortcut on the desktop. You can then move it where you like to use it at.
    Note   Note
    If you are using a laptop on battery power, or have a desktop computer connected to a backup battery UPS device, then you will have the Power icon available in the Notification System Tray Icons.

    For more on this, see: How to Enable or Disable the Notification Area System Icons in Vista

    EXAMPLE: Power Options window
    NOTE: This is what the shortcut will open to.
    Power Options Desktop Shortcut-power_options.jpg


    Here's How:
    1. Open the Control Panel.
    NOTE: Open Start menu and click on the Control Panel button.

    2. Click on the Classic View link in the upper left corner. (See screenshot below step 4)

    3. Right click on the Power Options icon and click Create Shortcut.
    NOTE: This will create a shortcut on the desktop. You can also do this for any other Control Panel icon you want a shortcut for to.

    4. Close the Control Panel.
    Power Options Desktop Shortcut-control_panel.jpg
    5. Right click on the new Power Options shortcut on the desktop and click on Rename. (See screenshot below step 6)
    NOTE: To have the shortcut name prefix or arrow removed from any other newly created shortcuts, see: How To Remove The Shortcut Prefix On The Shortcut Name in Vista and How to Remove or Change the Shortcut Arrow in Vista.

    6. Type in a name you want for the shortcut and press Enter.
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    7. Now you can move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.
    NOTE: For example, in Quick Launch.
    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Re: Power Options Desktop Shortcut

    Okay i did that (Notification Area - System Icons), but I am not sure the point, I do have a working battery and I am pluged in the power icon used to show up weather i was pluged in or just using battery but then one day it stoped.

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    Re: Power Options Desktop Shortcut

    Carebear,

    See if resetting the Notification icons will help.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/99...ons-reset.html

    Shawn

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    Re: Power Options Desktop Shortcut

    Ya ive tryed that a bunch of times also. Nothing seems to be changing or working :-/

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    Re: Power Options Desktop Shortcut

    Carebear,

    Check to see if this is a issue for you as well. Make sure it is set to Show.

    Notification Area - Hide All System Icons

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