How would I get Windows 7 to sleep with a Macro Key? I have the Microsoft X6 Sidewinder Keyboard there is no obvious way to do it through the provided software other than if I were able to find a file that could be ran to execute sleep mode. Does anyone reading this have any ideas?
Bump... just got the X6 and am looking into how to do it. So far the only way I can find is to make a shortcut that will activate sleep, then assign a hotkey to it (in properties) and then assign that hotkey as a macro. I'd like if there was an easier way though.
Well that wasn't so bad... ok for anyone else who stumbles on this here's the answer:
1) Open up your "Microsoft Keyboard" properties (aka Intellipoint)
2) Select the macro key you want to assign it to, and hit Configure
3) Select the option "Start a program, Web page, or file" and hit next
4) Type this into the box: Rundll32.exe Powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep