This article describes the steps one can take to add or remove the sleep button on the power options menu in Windows 11.
By default, most Windows computers will come with a sleep button on the power options menu. The sleep button lets you put your computer into a reduced power state while saving your desktop sessions.
When you resume, your PC starts up faster and gets to you back instantly from where you left off allowing you to continue your work without losing time.
Even though the sleep button is useful, if you don’t want your computer to go to sleep or accidentally click on the sleep button, you can remove it.
Add or remove the sleep button on the power menu
As described above, your Windows comes with a sleep button to put your computer into sleep mode without losing your work.
If you don’t want to put your computer to sleep, Windows gives you the option to hide or remove the button from the power options menu.
There are many ways to remove or hide the sleep button. The quickest way is to use the Control Panel app.
First, launch the Control Panel app in Windows 11.
When the Control Panel app opens, go to Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Power Options.
Control Panel-> Hardware and Sound -> Power Options
On the Power Options setting page, click the “Choose what the power button does” link.
On the Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Power Options -> System Settings pane, click the “Change settings that are currently unavailable” link as highlighted below.
Under Shutdown settings, check or uncheck the Sleep option to show or hide the sleep button on the power menu.
Save changes to apply.
Show or hide the sleep button via Windows Registry Editor
Alternatively, users can use the Windows registry editor to show or hide the sleep button on the power options menu in Windows 11.
Open the Windows Registry, and navigate to the folder key path as listed below.
If you don’t see the FlyoutMenuSettings folder key, right-click on the Explorer parent key, then create the subkey (FlyoutMenuSettings) folder.
On the right pane of the FlyoutMenuSettings folder key, right-click and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type a new key named ShowSleepOption.
Double-click the new value name (ShowSleepOption) and enter the Value data of 1 to show the sleep button on the power options menu.
A Value data of 0 will hide the sleep button on the power options menu.
That should do it. Restart your computer for the changes to apply.
Add or remove the sleep button on the power menu via Windows Local Group Policy Editor
Yet, another way to add or remove the sleep button on the power options menu is to use the Local Group Policy Editor.
Here’s how to do that.
Click on the Start menu button and search for “Edit group policy“. Under Best match, select Edit group policy result.
In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, expand the tree:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer
In the File Explorer details pane on the right, locate and double-click the setting that says “Show sleep in the power options menu“ to open its settings window.
On the Show sleep in the power options menu window, set the option to Not Configure, Enabled, or Disabled.
- Not Configured (default)
- Enabled – same as Not Configured – Will show the sleep button on the power menu options.
- Disabled – The sleep button will never be shown in the power options menu.
Save your changes, exit, and reboot.
Sleep button on and off the power options menu in Windows 11.
That should do it!
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