Customize and Manage Power Plans on Windows System
The following section will provide a short summary of features and functionality related to the Power Plan Management functionality on Windows System. Using the functionality described below an end user will be able to customize and manage Windows Power Plan/s
You can open Power Plan Management form by doing one of the following:
Clicking Power button on the toolbar
Going to Options -> Power Plan Management
Power Plan Management consists of three main sections:
Power Plan Settings: this section gives the ability to an end user to view, describe and modify Power Plan settings related to selected Power Plan.
Power Plan Management: this section will provide a management functionality for the Power Plan/s itself, which includes (Edit, Import, Export, Activate, Delete, Clone and Reset selected Power Plan)
Compare Power Plans: this section will allow an end user to compare and merge power setting values (AC/DC) for two different Power Plans.
NOTE: In order for changes to a certain setting (Screen Brightness for example) to take effect, you’ll have to go to the “Power Plan Management” section and reactivate (press Activate button) the selected power plan.
The Power Plan Settings section lists all the settings that can be found in the selected power plan. By default all the settings are grouped by power scheme Subgroup Id (can be seen on the group row above the grid columns).
This section provides the following functionality:
View Settings for selected power plan: using combobox control on the right side of the form choose one of the available power plans to view the settings
Edit selected power setting: after selecting specific power setting (selected row) from the data-grid, you can use one of three different options to open “Edit power setting”dialog
By double-clicking selected row
By pressing “Edit setting” button
By pressing Ctrl+Enter
Editable setting values: it is possible to modify/edit the following setting values:
Value AC (Plugged In)
Value DC (On Battery)
View setting values description: this option is available for settings with “complex” (number and description) setting values. To view available value options press (+) on the left side of the setting
Column data options for (sorting, grouping, choosing & hiding the columns: right click on one of the grid columns and choose from one of the following options from the pop-up context menu:
Group By Column (the view will be grouped by selected column considering that grouping for this column is allowed)
Hide Group Box
Hide Column (you can simply drag a column away from the grid to hide it)
Column Chooser (this dialog will show all of the columns that were previously hidden)
Filter Editor (Create or Edit Columd data filters)
Best Fit (rearranges width for the selected column )
Best Fit All Columns (rearranges width for all the columns)
Column filter editor
Create Filters for power settings data
Create filters for integer and string data
Combine and aggregate multiple filters
Perform text search: using find control on the right side of the form, you can perform a text or value search across the entire data set.
Expand and collapse subgroups: right click on the group header to show the context menu with the following options
Export to file settings: by expanding menu on “Export to” button you will be able to export your power plan settings to the following file formats (PDF, HTML, CSV)
Backup selected power plan: use “Backup scheme” button to export selected power plan settings to power scheme M(.pow) file
Power Plan Management
The Power Plan Management section allows an end user to view and manage system power plans available on the computer. This functionality consists of two separate sections:
Available Power Schemes: lists all non-hidden power schemes available to the user.
System Default Power Schemes:System Default Power Schemes: application is using a predefined list of known system power schemes, to search the user machine and see if any or all of them are available. If the power plan is found it will be added to the System Default Power Schemes list.
This section provides the following functionality:
Reset All: this option will restore default power plans. This change will remove all the custom power plans and restore all the settings to default.
Activate: this option will activate selected power plan
Delete: this option will delete the selected power plan. NOTE: Currently active power plan cannot be deleted. In order to delete currently active power plan you ‘ll need to choose and activate a different power plan instead
Rename: this option can be used to rename power plan name and description
Clone: this option can be used to create a new power plan base on the existing (selected) power plan
Export: export selected power plan to (.pow) file
Import: import power plan from (.pow) file
Duplicate and Activate: this option will attempt to re-import selected system power plan, if the previous operation is successful duplicated power plan will be automatically be activated
Compare Power Plans
Compare Power Plans section allows an end user to compare setting and values (AC/DC) for two different power plans. This section will display information about all the differences found in power plans being compared
Total number of settings that don't match: shows the number of Power Plan settings where AC or DC values don't match
Total number of AC values that don't match: shows the number of AC values (only) that don't match
Total number of DC values that don't match: shows the number of DC values (only) that don't match
Merge Power Plan settings dialog allows an end user to Merge non-matching Power Plan settings from one Power Plan to another.
To open the Merge Power Plan settings dialog you can do the following:
Double-click on non-matching setting grid row (shown in Green / Yellow color scheme)
Select (highlight) non-matching setting grid row and click Merge Settings button in bottom right corner
Merge Power Plan settings dialog functionality:
Use Rotate button to choose a primary Power Plan (Merge From), from which setting values (AC/DC) will be merged into a secondary (Merge To) Power Plan.
Use check-boxes (below the Merge From Power Plan) to select if one or both setting values (AC/DC) should be merged. If one of the values (AC or DC) are identical on both Power Plans, check-box control representing identical value (AC or DC) will be disabled.
Click the Merge button to complete the merge process.