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    Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog in Windows 10


    How to: Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog in Windows 10

    How to Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog in Windows 10


    The Shut Down Windows dialog is what you see when you press the Alt+F4 keys without any currently open windows selected.

    *Warning If you press the Alt+F4 keys with a window selected (active), that window will be closed.

    The Shut Down Windows dialog allows you to select from the actions below for what you want the computer to do.
    Shut down is the action selected by default in the Shut Down Windows dialog, but you can change the default action if wanted.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the default action of the Alt+F4 Shut Down Windows dialog for your account, specific users, or all users in Windows 10.

    *note If you remove hibernate from the power menu, Hibernate will not be available in the Shut Down Windows dialog.

    *note If you remove sleep from the power menu, Sleep will not be available in the Shut Down Windows dialog.

    *note If you have a Windows Update waiting to restart the computer to finish, you will have the Update and shut down (default) and Update and restart actions available in the Shut Down Windows dialog.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for Current User using a REG file
    • Option Two: Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for All or Specific Users in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Three: Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for All Users using a REG file

    EXAMPLE: Shut Down Windows dialog

    Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog in Windows 10 [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for Current User using a REG file
    *note The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    Start_PowerButtonAction DWORD

    100 (hex) = Switch user
    1 (hex) = Sign out
    10 (hex) = Sleep
    40 (hex) = Hibernate
    2 (hex) = Shut down
    4 (hex) = Restart

    1. Do step 2 (Switch user), step 3 (Sign out), step 4 (Sleep), step 5 (Hibernate), step 6 (Shut down), or step 7 (Restart) below for what you want as the default action.


    2. To Set "Switch User" as default action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for Current User
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 8 below.

    Set_Shut_Down_Windows_default_action_to_Switch_User_for_current_user.reg

    Download

    3. To Set "Sign out" as default action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for Current User
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 8 below.

    Set_Shut_Down_Windows_default_action_to_Sign_Out_for_current_user.reg

    Download

    4. To Set "Sleep" as default action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for Current User
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 8 below.

    Set_Shut_Down_Windows_default_action_to_Sleep_for_current_user.reg

    Download

    5. To Set "Hibernate" as default action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for Current User
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 8 below.

    Set_Shut_Down_Windows_default_action_to_Hibernate_for_current_user.reg

    Download

    6. To Set "Shut down" as default action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for Current User
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 8 below.

    Set_Shut_Down_Windows_default_action_to_Shut_Down_for_current_user.reg

    Download

    7. To Set "Restart" as default action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for Current User
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 8 below.

    Set_Shut_Down_Windows_default_action_to_Restart_for_current_user.reg

    Download
    8. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    9. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    10. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    11. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for All or Specific Users in Local Group Policy Editor
    *note You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.

    If enforced, this option will override Option One.

    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Three.

    1. Open the all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

    2. In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar. (see screenshot below)

    Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of Start Menu and Taskbar, double click/tap on the Change Start Menu power button policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (default) or step 6 (change) below for what you would like to do.


    5. To Restore Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog
    *note This step will allow users to use Option One.

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    6. To Change Default Action for Shut Down Windows Dialog for All or Specific Users
    A) Select (dot) Enabled, select either Shut down, Sleep, Log off, Restart, Switch User, or Hibernate in the "Options" drop menu for the default action you want, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    *note Lock is not supported as a default action in Windows 10, and will be the same as Shut down.


    Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    7. When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.





    OPTION THREE [/i] Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for All Users using a REG file
    *note You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.

    If enforced, this option will override Option One.

    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

    PowerButtonAction DWORD

    (delete) = Default user choice
    100 (hex) = Switch user
    1 (hex) = Sign out
    10 (hex) = Sleep
    40 (hex) = Hibernate
    2 (hex) = Shut down
    4 (hex) = Restart

    1. Do step 2 (Switch user), step 3 (Sign out), step 4 (Sleep), step 5 (Hibernate), step 6 (Shut down), step 7 (Restart), or step 8 (default) below for what you want as the default action.


    2. To Set "Switch User" as default action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for All Users
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.

    Set_Shut_Down_Windows_default_action_to_Switch_User_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    3. To Set "Sign out" as default action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for All Users
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.

    Set_Shut_Down_Windows_default_action_to_Sign_Out_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    4. To Set "Sleep" as default action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for All Users
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.

    Set_Shut_Down_Windows_default_action_to_Sleep_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    5. To Set "Hibernate" as default action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for All Users
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.

    Set_Shut_Down_Windows_default_action_to_Hibernate_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    6. To Set "Shut down" as default action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for All Users
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.

    Set_Shut_Down_Windows_default_action_to_Shut_Down_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    7. To Set "Restart" as default action of Shut Down Windows Dialog for All Users
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.

    Set_Shut_Down_Windows_default_action_to_Restart_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    8. To Restore Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog
    *note This step will allow users to use Option One.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.

    Default_Shut_Down_Windows_action_user_choice_for_all_users.reg

    Download
    8. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    10. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    11. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    12. restart the computer to apply.

    13. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Change Default Action of Shut Down Windows Dialog in Windows 10

    Windows 10 Tweaks

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    • Launch the Store from your Start menu.
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