How to Change What Power Button Does on Windows 10

Have you ever accidentally pressed your laptop’s power button and had it shut down or go to sleep? Or maybe you just want to change what happens when you press the power button. Whatever your reason, changing the power button action on Windows 10 is easy and can be done in just a few simple steps.

To get started, open your Control Panel by clicking on the search box and typing “Control Panel”. Once you have the Control Panel open, select “Power Options”. If you have the category option selected, switch to the large icons view to find the Power Options more easily.

Once you have selected Power Options, click on the link “Choose what the power button does” in the left section of the window. Here, you will find the Power button and lid settings section. Under “When I press the power button,” you can select the action for when the laptop is on battery and when it is plugged in.

To change the power button action, click on the drop-down button next to “When I press the power button” and choose the desired action from the options available. You can choose to do nothing, put the laptop to sleep, hibernate, shut down, or turn off the display.

Once you have selected the desired action, click on “Save changes” to save your new settings. You can repeat these steps for both when the laptop is on battery and when it is plugged in. Once you are done, simply close the window.

Changing the power button action on Windows 10 is a quick and easy way to customize your laptop’s settings to your liking. No more accidental shutdowns or hibernation when you meant to do something else. Give it a try and see how it works for you.