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Get Windows 7 to Sleep With Macro?

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  • Windows 7
  • Macros
Last response: in Windows 7
March 13, 2010 10:07:30 PM

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?

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October 2, 2011 6:42:25 AM

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.

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October 2, 2011 6:59:17 AM

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
5) ....
6) Profit!
October 9, 2011 12:10:20 AM

Sweet Good Job
October 9, 2011 12:10:28 AM

Best answer selected by bmxjumperc.
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October 9, 2011 2:54:08 AM

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