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Change what the Power button does in Windows 7 (Switch User, Log Off, Lock, Restart, Sleep, Shut Down, Hibernate)

Power Button options in the Windows 7 start menu As with previous versions of Windows, the start menu in Windows 7 comes with what is called the "power button". The power button is like a shortcut that lets you perform an action on your computer were quickly; the functionality of the start button is something you can customize, and that start menu's power button can be "mapped" to one of up to seven different actions: Switch User, Log Off, Lock, Restart, Sleep, Shut Down, or Hibernate. As you can see from the screenshot on the left however, the default action you reply to the power button will not prevent you from accessing the other functionality, which remains available under the power button's submenu.


Customize the functionality of the power button

Follow these steps to customize what the power button does:

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