Mastering Windows 8 sleep mode settings may sound trivial, but in this article I’ll show you a couple of tips that most people don’t know. I’ll also cover the Windows 8 hibernate settings and the difference between sleep mode and hibernation. A better understanding of your Windows sleep settings leads to a better computer experience beyond any doubt.

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In the quick links menu, select control panel.

Next click on “change when the computer sleeps” to lớn continue.

Windows will now show the screen where you can set the amount of time before your computer automatically switches lớn sleep mode.
The “turn off the display” setting is another energy saving feature in Windows 8. Change sleep time in accordance khổng lồ your display settings. Normally you want lớn set the “turn off display” event to happen sooner than the setting for “put the computer khổng lồ sleep”. Turning the display back on will require slightly less time than bringing the computer back to an active state out of sleep mode.Change the “Put the computer khổng lồ sleep” timer to the required setting & click the “save changes” button khổng lồ make your Windows 8 sleep mode changes permanent.Basically that’s all there is to it.There are, on the other hand, a few options that you might lượt thích to explore. For instance, if you are working on your laptop and you put it aside when you take a short brake, it will continue khổng lồ run for as long as the sleep timer setting. This takes away unnecessary battery consumption, reducing the amount of time you can use your máy tính without power nguồn outlet.Setting the sleep timer to lớn a very short time might be an option khổng lồ avoid this, but generally people find it annoying then they are working on their máy tính and each time they don’t cảm ứng the keyboard for a minute the computer goes khổng lồ sleep. That’s where the next tip comes in.

Windows 8 Sleep Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcuts lớn put the computer in sleep mode come in two varieties. First, there are the physical keys on your keyboard that are programmed lớn invoke sleep mode. You will find those on certain brands và models of keyboard và they are generally recognizable by a little moon pictogram, like in the image below.
The moon pictogram above the F1 key in the keyboard example above is an actual soft-touch key that will send a Windows 8 sleep mode command lớn the computer when pressed. This allows you lớn put the computer in sleep mode with one single key.On máy tính keyboards this sleep shortcut may look a bit different. These often come with color-coded keys such as the ones in this image:
At the bottom of the image you see the light xanh “fn” key. I apologize if the light greed color is not entirely clear in the picture, but the màu xanh da trời is meant khổng lồ emphasize the connection with the other keys with blue symbols on the keyboard. Pressing the xanh “fn” key together with any of the other blue symbols activates the kích hoạt depicted by the blue symbol. In this case, pressing the blue “fn” key và the “Zz” sleep symbol on the F4 key will put the máy tính in sleep mode.

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Creating Your Own Desktop Sleep Mode Shortcuts

If your keyboard doesn’t have the sleep mode shortcut keys, you can still create your own Windows 8 desktop sleep mode shortcuts so you can put your computer in sleep mode with a click of the mouse. On top of that, you can also define a keyboard combination khổng lồ go with your desktop shortcut so you can also invoke sleep mode with a keyboard shortcut. To vì this, you first need to lớn create a desktop shortcut khổng lồ send Windows into sleep mode.This works pretty much the same as the Windows 8 shutdown shortcut that I described in an earlier article, but I will outline the steps for a sleep shortcut once again here. (Please also refer to lớn my Windows 8 shutdown shortcut article if you want lớn put your sleep mode shortcut on your Windows 8 taskbar).To create a shortcut on your Windows 8 desktop, switch over lớn the Windows 8 desktop first. You can bởi vì this by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard. (Pressing the Windows key on your keyboard will toggle between the Windows 8 start menu và the Windows 8 desktop).Right-click an empty spot on your desktop, select “new” and then select “shortcut”.
In the “type the location of the item” box, type the following command (or copy/paste it from here):“Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep” (without the quotes).
Now you can give your shortcut a better looking icon. To vì so, right-click your Windows 8 sleep mode icon and select “properties”.
Then, in the change icon screen, pick one of the icons that you like for your Windows 8 sleep mode shortcut and click ok.
Now, if you would lượt thích to define a keyboard shortcut as well khổng lồ put your computer into sleep mode, click in the “shortcut key” box of your shortcut properties window. This is somewhat different from normal input boxes, because you can’t actually type anything in the box. You can tell that the box is active by the blinking vertical cursor which indicates that Windows is waiting to lớn accept your input, but you cannot type an entry in this text box. Rather, you press a keyboard combination that you would like to define as the keyboard shortcut khổng lồ perform the command in your shortcut.
In this example, Windows has detected the CTRL + F1 keyboard combination, which will serve from now on to put this computer in sleep mode.Click ok lớn close the shortcut properties window and now your Windows 8 sleep mode shortcut is ready. You can use it khổng lồ invoke sleep mode either by double-clicking on it or by using your defined keyboard combination.When you wake up your computer from sleep mode (simply by pressing the power button or by hitting any key on your keyboard), you will find your computer in the same state as when it went into sleep mode, allowing you to resume your work where you left off.

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