My keyboard doesn't have power-related keys. I would like to enter the hybrid sleep using the keyboard and only with a minimum of keystrokes.
If there is none, how do I bind a hotkey to it?
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Windows doesn't have a standard hotkey or keyboard shortcut for going to sleep - except the "sleep" button that you see on some keyboards.
Instead, you can use a program to trigger the sleep state, and you can assign a shortcut to launch this program:
Target, add the word
Shortcut key, then press the key combination you want to use. This is then displayed in the field. Note: Not all shortcuts work, e.g. Win+S gets translated to Ctrl-Alt-S instead.
*) See the Wizmo webpage for complete documentation. Wizmo can do lots more!
You can use the free utility NirCmd as follows:
"C:\Program Files\Nircmd\nircmd.exe" standby
The rest you can find in torbengb's answer.
You can use Autohotkey script:
Pause:: DllCall("PowrProf\SetSuspendState", "int", 0, "int", 0, "int", 0) Return
It will put PC to sleep when you press "Pause Break"
You can change key to any combination you want
Another good option: Use "psshutdown -d -t 0"
From pstools of SysInternals: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/pstools
Create the shortcut with its hotkeys. Pin the shortcut to taskbar, have it on desktop, use hotkeys ;D.