Thursday, October 13, 2005

Create a Shortcut to Suspend Your Computer

Most modern computers support a low power state called 'Suspend'. In this state your computer will turn off all unnecessary components (i.e.: monitor, hard drive, etc.) that are not require to keep the computer turned on. When you're ready to use the computer again, all you have to do is move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard and the computer will come back to life.

To create a shortcut to put your computer into a suspend mode:
  • Right-click on the Desktop, and select 'New>Shortcut'
  • Type, "rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState"
  • Give your shortcut a name, and press the Enter key
To suspend your computer all you have to do is double-click the new shortcut you created.

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