Nothing happens for shortcut key Win + S to make Windows XP sleep. Is there a light-weight tool for exactly this job?
Lightweight solution: Hit the windows key (opens start menu), hit U (selects shutdown menu), and then hit S (selects standby mode,) and then hit enter (initiates standby).
Or, if you simply must have it bound to a single key, you could get AutoHotKey and then bind that combination to a single key. It's a small program but i wouldn't describe it as "lightweight." I also have never used it, just heard good things about it.
There's also a thread on pcguide.com which describes creating a suspend shortcut. And you can set hotkeys for shortcuts natively in XP. But again, I've never tried this solution.
You can use NirCmd to create a shortcut on your desktop (
This implies, of course, that you copied nircmd.exe to