This applet manages the ability of your computer to save or consume electricity. You can select a pre-defined power plan to increase the performance or power efficiency of the system.
You can specify how much time a system should remain idle before going to sleep. You can select what physical actions like pressing physical button or closing the lid should do.
Windows provides following 3 pre-configured power plans.
You can select any of these plans if you don’t want to customize in detail.
You can customize the settings of a power plan.
The customization is divided based on what power source your system is running on – AC power or battery. The settings provide four customizations for both the power sources.
For example, the display should be turned off after the system remains idle for 5 minutes, when running on battery, and 10 minutes, when running on AC power.
Based on such customizations, you can also create your own power plan.
These settings deal with any physical interactions like pushing a physical power button, or closing the lid, etc. They apply to the system, regardless of a power plan.
Again, an action is carried out depending on the power source of the machine – battery or AC. The following 3 customizations are available.
The following four actions are available to respond to any of the above 3 situations.
For example, when lid is closed, then system should be put to sleep when running on battery, and nothing should be done when running on AC power.
Besides that, you can specify whether the Power Menu of the Settings Charm should show the options of “Sleep” and “Hibernate”.
Similarly, you can also specify whether the account menu on the Start Screen should show “Lock Screen” as an option.