Every time I press the Enter key, a Control Panel window opens to the Edit Plan Settings menu. For reference, I am running Windows 7 (64 bit).

Why is the Power Options menu opening every time I press Enter?

Power management options

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You most likely opened the Windows Mobility Center on accident with ⊞ Win+X.

The Enter key will open the Power Options menu while the Mobility Center window is focused. The key should function normally after closing the window.

Windows Mobility Center

To clarify, pressing ⊞ Win+X will only open the Mobility Center on Windows 7. The shortcut was changed in Windows 8 and 10 to open the Power User Menu instead.


If using a different keyboard (or on-screen keyboard doesn't work, and Windows Key + X doesn't work, nothing works, then try this:

Open task manager (CTRL + ALT + DEL) then find 'explorer.exe', click on it, and click restart.

This fixed it for me without having to restart my computer or system restore.

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