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      • #2281877
        AskWoody Lounger

        With Switch Power Scheme v1.2 you can do following tasks easily

        1. Add Power Plans to desktop Context menu
        2. Create shortcut and change your power plan with one click
        3. Switch power Plans via system Tray
        4. Export – Import a Power plan
        5. Delete or rename a Power plan
        6. Reset Power plans
        7. Get All power Plans list

        Homapage (it is a portable freeware)

        Switch Power Scheme v1.2

      • #2281882

        Thank you for sharing, this looks quite useful. Why Microsoft decided to half-axe the power plan feature and leave it in a horrible, confused, incomplete state with v1709 is beyond me. The software-side “Battery Saver” feature has only ever had a negligible impact on battery life for me. With the Power Saver power plan, I was able to double my battery life on my Windows machine.

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      • #2282655
        AskWoody MVP

        Is there no functionality within W10 to create your own power scheme?

        W10, the itch you simply cannot scratch!
        • #2282673

          There is, but since v1709 the functionality has been nerfed into an incomplete state.

          Windows ships with three default power plans: Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance. Normally you can switch by right-clicking on the battery icon, selecting “Power Options”, and then changing it from there.

          Starting with v1709, “Power Options” takes you to the same screen, but the only option available is “Balanced”. You can create a new power plan from there, but it’s annoying because you won’t see “Power Saver” or “High Performance” in there at all, even though those plans haven’t been deleted.

          To access those plans, you need to right-click on the battery icon and select “Windows Mobility Center” (what?!). You will be able to select any of the three default power plans under “Battery Status”. However, any power plans you create won’t show up in there.

          So it’s a disorganized mess that Microsoft introduced for no good reason.

      • #2282681
        AskWoody MVP

        I don’t seem to have the problem with W10 Pro 1909.

        HTH 😎

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!


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