Window 8 Sleep button on Start Screen

New Window 8 requires 4 steps as compared to Window 7’s 2 step hibernate/sleep/shutdown. Not only is this considered horrific in the UI/UX perspective, it takes a very long time to load the side panel on the right.

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Here is a cool tip that might be useful. Most tech savvy people have been using this trick,

Shutdown: C:WindowsSystem32shutdown.exe /s /t 0
Restart: C:WindowsSystem32shutdown.exe -r -t 00
Sleep: C:WindowsSystem32rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0
(as admin in cmd, you must disable hibernation with 
powercfg -hibernate off)

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We can create a shortcut that holds that property(by copy/paste the command), and act as our icon to sleep/restart/shutdown.

From here, we can have a little bit more fun by adding the Tile Manager tool called OblyTile and create customized tile.ku-xlarge

Once you have picked your favorite icon to be your new sleep button(I’ve chosen Snorlax), add the following information to the OblyTile Program.

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Now you are all done! It only takes 1 step(if you save the shortcut on desktop) or 2 steps (bottom left click, and the image) to shut down/sleep your computer 🙂


Hope this helped! Please like/comment and share it with your friends! 🙂

NOTE: Sleep vs Hibernate (sleep will allow tasks to turn your computer on, but hibernate is one level deeper, which requires you to actually click on the power button to turn on your computer. Hibernate is most often used for Laptop)

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