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Add A Power Options Advanced Settings Shortcut


Unbeknownst to quite a few users, buried In the Power Options of the Windows operating system, Is the Advanced Power Settings. This allows you to customize the way your computer manages certain power configurations, such as when to turn off the hard disk, apply the power & sleep button actions, adjust the process power management and more. Given It's a somewhat hidden feature, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Power Options Advanced Settings shortcut on your desktop.


Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. The typical way to access the Power Options Advanced Settings, Is to navigate to Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Power Options > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings. The Advanced settings window will then execute, as per the Image below.



From there, you can apply an array of tweaks and power configurations, that're not available when customizing your active Power Plan. It's way beyond the scope of this article, to name each and every configuration pertaining to the Advanced settings, but what I can say, Is that It's very Impressive Indeed.

There are a number of ways to access the Advanced settings, but nothing beats the simplicity of double-clicking a shortcut with direct access thereafter. I will demonstrate how to do this with Incredible ease, so without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to your computer's desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as show below.


Step Two:

Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
control powercfg.cpl,,1

Then hit Next to move forward.


Step Three:

Now you need to give your shortcut a name. It can be anything you like. For the purpose of this article, I've named mine Windows 10 Tips Power Options. When you've entered yours, click Finish to finalize the process.


Step Four:

I've navigated to my computer's desktop and as you can see, the Advanced Settings Power Options shortcut has been successfully created. Let's make sure It's functional, by double-clicking It.


Last Step:

As expected and as you can see, the Advanced settings has launched, and I can now apply a range of power configurations suited to my computing environment.


Final Thoughts:

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, there are quite a number of ways to access the Advanced Settings Power Options, but a simple double-click of the mouse beats any method. The other good thing, Is that the shortcut Is not dedicated to the desktop per se. You can copy & paste It to just about any directory you like.


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