How to Change Action of Power Button, Sleep Button and Laptop Lid Close

In this post, we'll see the steps to change the power button, sleep button and laptop lid close action in Windows 10 laptop. Let's get started.

Change Action of Power Button, Sleep Button and Laptop Lid Close

In Windows 10 laptop, by default, when you press power button OR sleep button OR close the laptop lid, it will put the laptop to sleep.

If you wish, you can change that and here's how:

Open Control Panel (If you need help with this, see this guide).

If you are in the "Category" view, click Hardware and Sound > Power Options. Else, click on "Power Options."

In the "Power Options" screen, click on "Choose what the power buttons do" link. Now, follow the below as per your wish.

Change Power Button Action

If you want to change the power button action, follow the below steps:

Find two drop-down lists beside "When I press the power button."

Open the drop-down list under "On battery." Now you can see these options:

Do nothing - Choose this option to disable the power button.

Sleep - Default option. Choose this option to put the laptop to sleep when the power button is pressed.

Hibernate - Select this option to put the device in hibernate when the power button is pressed.

Shut down - When the power button is pressed, your laptop will be shut down if you chose this option.

Turn off the display - Select this option to turn off the display when the power button is pressed.

Pick the one you prefer. Now, open the drop-down list under "Plugged in" and choose the one you want.

Click on "Save changes" button.

Change Sleep Button Action

If you want to change the power button action, follow the below steps:

Find two drop-down lists beside "When I press the sleep button."

Open the drop-down list under "On battery." Now you can see these options:

Do nothing - Choose this option to disable the sleep button.

Sleep - Default option. Choose this option to put the laptop to sleep when the sleep button is pressed.

Hibernate - Select this option to put the device in hibernate when the sleep button is pressed.

Turn off the display - Select this option to turn off the display when the sleep button is pressed.

Pick the one you prefer. Now, open the drop-down list under "Plugged in" and choose the one you want.

Click on "Save changes" button.

Change Laptop Lid Close Action

If you want to change the laptop lid close action, follow the below steps:

Find two drop-down lists beside "When I close the lid."

Open the drop-down list under "On battery." Now you can see these options:

Do nothing - Choose this option if you prefer to have closing laptop lid does nothing.

Sleep - Default option. Choose this option to put the laptop into sleep when the lid is closed.

Hibernate - Select this option to put the device in hibernate when the laptop lid is closed.

Shut down - When the laptop lid is closed, your laptop will get shut down if you chose this option.

Pick the one you prefer. Now, open the drop-down list under "Plugged in" and choose the one you want.

Click on "Save changes" button.

Changed action of the power button, sleep button and laptop lid close

Note: If you want to change action for more than one, then just follow the above steps but hit "Save changes" button only once at last.

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