Is there any way to make a desktop shortcut for the sleep command?

Desktop shortcut for the sleep command?

 

Is there any way to make a desktop shortcut for the sleep command? I can't find the actual location that the sleep button on the start menu points to. It has to point somewhere! Please, if anyone knows how i can create this shortcut, help!!! Thanks a bunch!

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Tar-ter,

To create a shortcut that will execute the sleep command in Vista:

  • Right Click in the desired location (On the Desktop or in a folder)
  • Select New -> Shortcut
  • In the “Type the location of the item” field enter the following
  • Rundll32.exe Powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep
  • Click Next
  • This will create a shortcut with the name rundll32,
  • Right Click the shortcut, select Rename and type in Sleep

 You can now open this shortcut whenever you desire to put your computer into sleep mode.

 

Note: You can replace the default icon with a Shutdown one by:

  • Right Click the created shortcut, select Properties -> Change Icon
  • Navigate to this link in theLook for icons in this file:” field:
  • %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll icons
  • Find the desired icon.
  • Click Ok.

Thank you for using the Microsoft Vista Support Community.


Rami
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