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Add or Remove Power Button on Start Menu in Windows 11

The Power button on the Start menu allows you to quickly open Sign-in options, Sleep computer, Hibernate computer, Shut down computer, or Restart computer from the Start menu.

If wanted, you can completely remove the Power button from the Start menu.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Power button on the Start menu for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change Power Button Action in Windows 11

The power button action setting lets users specify the default action to take when the system hardware power button on the PC is pressed.

Users can specify one of the following actions to take:

  • Do Nothing¬†= No action is taken when the power button is pressed.
  • Sleep¬†= The system enters sleep when the power button is pressed.
  • Hibernate¬†= The system enters hibernate when the power button is pressed.
  • Shut Down¬†= The system shuts down when the power button is pressed.
  • Turn off the display¬†= All displays will be turned off when the power button is pressed.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default action to take when pressing the power button in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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How to Enable or Disable Power and Sleep page in Settings in Windows 10

The Power & sleep page in Settings > System allows users to change the following available settings:

If you like, you can disable the Power & sleep page in Settings to prevent any of these settings from being changed by users from Settings on the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Power & sleep page in Settings for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Battery Life Estimated Time Remaining in Windows 10

The Power icon on the taskbar notification area is your battery level indicator for your Windows 10 device (ex: tablet or laptop).

When you hover over the Power (battery) icon, you will only see a percentage of battery life remaining by default.

When you click/tap on the Power (battery) icon, you will see a percentage of battery life remaining, a link to Battery settings, and a Battery saver action button to toggle on and off.

If you like, you can enable to see the battery life estimated time remaining shown in hours and minutes along with the percentage. The estimated battery life remaining time is calculated and made in real-time, so it can fluctuate wildly.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable showing the battery life estimated time remaining for the Power icon on the taskbar for all users in Windows 10.

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