Default start menu power button action

This policy allows you to control the default action of the power button on the Start8 stat menu.

If the setting chosen is restricted by other group policy settings such as blocking shutdown this setting will be ignored.

If you do not configure this policy setting then it defaults to shutdown.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Stardock\Start8\Start8.ini\Start8
Value NamePowerButtonMode2
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Action to take


  1. Switch user
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Stardock\Start8\Start8.ini\Start8
    Value NamePowerButtonMode
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value0
  2. Sign out
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Stardock\Start8\Start8.ini\Start8
    Value NamePowerButtonMode
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value1
  3. Lock
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Stardock\Start8\Start8.ini\Start8
    Value NamePowerButtonMode
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value2
  4. Restart
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Stardock\Start8\Start8.ini\Start8
    Value NamePowerButtonMode
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value3
  5. Sleep
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Stardock\Start8\Start8.ini\Start8
    Value NamePowerButtonMode
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value4
  6. Shut down
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Stardock\Start8\Start8.ini\Start8
    Value NamePowerButtonMode
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value5
  7. Hibernate
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Stardock\Start8\Start8.ini\Start8
    Value NamePowerButtonMode
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value6


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