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Resume applications after shut down?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by rip-the-jacker, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. rip-the-jacker


    Joined: Jan 28, 2011

    Posts: 2,650

    hey guys,

    wondering if there is a way to setup when I shut down the computer, you can restart with all the apps and tabs you left open resuming without loading everything again?..
  2. Armageus


    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 9,916

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    Hibernate instead of shutdown
  3. rip-the-jacker


    Joined: Jan 28, 2011

    Posts: 2,650

    I use my power button on my NZXT case to shut down. Can I just go into advance settings and change "shut down " to "hibernate" on the power button?
  4. MrRockliffe


    Joined: Apr 14, 2014

    Posts: 2,665

    Location: Loughborough

    You should be able to control what the power button does :) Will likely be in control centre, where you select the performance plan, and then edit the plan.
  5. Semple


    Joined: Mar 5, 2010

    Posts: 5,502

    Yep in power settings, there's an option called something like "choose what power button does".

    One thing to bear in mind is that hibernation creates a file on your root drive, i think the size of this file normally is equivalent to the amount of memory you have installed. So this does add additional read/write counts onto your SSD (assuming you're using one).

    For web browsers (at least with Chrome and Firefox) you can change it to reload all previous opened tabs, and possibly create a scheduled task to launch the web browser upon you logging in.

    Scheduled tasks could be applied to most applications. Although most people tend to go the other way and have as little as possible running on start-up and open what you need after each restart.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
  6. rip-the-jacker


    Joined: Jan 28, 2011

    Posts: 2,650

    cheers guys, changed it over, perfect!
  7. Double07

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

    Posts: 1,112

    Location: Scotland

    until you realise that multiple hibernates on windows just turns it into a pile of sludge after a while. always good to have a proper power down now and then :)