How can I remap the power button on my laptop to anything I want?

Manuth C November 27, 2013

Well, I’ve just seen this nice trick:
The problem is, can I just remap the power button (it’s a Lenovo E49) to C:\Windows\System32\SlideToShutDown.exe?

  1. Dwight S
    December 14, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Please don't do that. That is a really inefficient idea. There are times when your computer locks up and the ONLY way to shut it down is to hold down the power button for 5 seconds. You'll be sorry if you remap it. :(

  2. dragonmouth
    November 28, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    What exactly do you mean by "to anything I want"?

    The Power button will only control with happens to the power. You cannot remap it to, for example, change tabs or to print a special character.

  3. Hovsep A
    November 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    1.Go to the Control Panel.
    2.Click Power Options
    3. click Change Plan Settings next to one of the plans
    •Stand by •Hibernate •Shut down: if there is an option ask me what to do then perhaps you can do something else.

    Change what happens when you press the power button on your computer

    How to Change Your Laptop’s Power Button Functions in Windows XP

  4. Alan W
    November 27, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    No, a power button cannot be remapped as its link to the PSU.