Power Button in Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by FireLizzard, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. FireLizzard macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2011
    I have a 17" mid-2010 MacBook Pro, model identifier 6,1. I want to be able to map the power button to another function in Windows, such as a simulated Ctrl-Alt-Del. Anyone have any ideas?
  2. FireLizzard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2011
    It's not attached to the keyboard. I've tried a number of tools, including <conio.h>, to pick it up, and nothing that works via the keyboard sees anything.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
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    It is a soft button. Figure out how this is done and you might be able to do something. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-what-happens-when-you-press-the-power-button-on-your-computer

    However IIRC Crtl-Alt-Del can't be mapped. That was why they picked it.


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