Windows power plan settings explorer utility

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  1. mbk1969

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    I use only two plans - performance and balanced. I do not delete the third one but there are people who like to delete unused things.
     
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    Yeah, I use a modified balanced plan and an HP one.
    I believe some laptop makers add/limit specific power plans.
     
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    @mbk1969 I do have 1 suggestion, Hide All/Unhide All button. :) going to be giving this a go on the same hardware with windows 7 soon :)
     
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    Be aware that on Win7 utility can only hide/unhide settings.
    "Hide all" feature is strange one. But "Unhide all" I can do.
     
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    Ahh, ok :) 7 doesnt need as much help as 10 but every little helps.

    Unhide all is good enough, thank you :)
     
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    Btw, I can write script which will inhide all settings with the help of powercfg.exe. I will try (right now at work) and if I will succeed I will post it here.
     
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    Tool works good enough as it is so add it to your todo list when you have other changes to make. :)
     
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    It`s ok. We are not working (programming) 100% of time at work.
     
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    as you prefer :)
    people on other forums get very demanding with free stuff, i say be damn grateful and be patient. :)
     
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    Could you give me a sample entry and location so i can write a simple bat/cmd to unhide them in w7 please and i will share it here :)
     

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    I failed to implement bat-file because powercfg.exe (1) outputs not all settings, and (2) outputs a lot of unneeded descriptions.

    Here is - specially for you - new version of utility with dedicated button "Unhide all" (in lower right corner)
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/wt37sbsejk7iepm/PowerSettingsExplorer.zip/file
     
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    Thank you and it works :)
    Another observation. Ive run that on this 17" 4.3 monitor, the other is a 24" screen. Even on this screen the values box in the botton left hand corner seems a bit tucked out of the way with a lot of space doing nothing. How about moving the Hidden column so the order goes - Group - Setting - a new column for Plan name and values - Description. Makes the columns resizable as needed and you gain that extra dead space below and can make good use of a wider screen.
    Just a thought :)
     
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    It is not possible with the current UI framework (WinForms): different settings have different type of values - some are range values, some are enumeration values - so I can`t set the type of the column for the values.
    It is only possible with another UI framework (like WPF or some Web-oriented).
     
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    And another thing: we have several power plans so we should show several rows for each setting - a row per power plan. Yes? Imagine the clutter...

    PS And another thing - editing of values is not possible on Win7...
     
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    They should be in Control Panel - Power Options as long as a user makes notes. Will fiddle around once i got 7 up n running, be a few weeks yet. :(
     
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    Editing of the values was not intended initially - tool should show all settings and give opportunity to unhide them in the Control Panel. But since I greatly despise the design of advanced power plan options dialog I decided to implement editing too. But later I discovered that Windows 7 lacks one or two API functions thus disabling the editing.
     
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