Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Create a Standby Shortcut Icon

You can create a standby shortcut by using this method.
Right-click an empty area of your desktop
Select New>>Shortcut. This will invoke the Create Shortcut Wizard
In the text box, copy and paste the following code: %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState
Click Next, then rename your shortcut to Standby or whatever youwant
Click Finish.


Anonymous said...

Excellent Tip!!!

Glenn said...

Thanks this is how to create a standby Shortcut, but not how to create the graphic or "Icon" that will represent Standby. I'm looking for an Icon file, dll, icn, exe, etc.
I think a picture of a computer with pause symbol ||, like the pause printer Icon I found at the end of the %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll file. :)

Anonymous said...

You can get the Standby icon at



Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the above creates no standby shortcut, but a hibernate shortcut.