Activate automatically the proper power mode, with Power Plan Assistant
You can always go to the Windows Settings to select a power plan according to your current needs, if you are in low battery, or you need your computer always on, etc., but the same job can be easier using this Power Plan Assistant, and more powerful, since the program can also run specific programs according to a choice of particular power plans, it can turn off or prevent the turning off of your monitor in presentation mode, lock Windows, etc.
The program works from the system tray showing energy related information, the active power plan, charging and battery status, offering immediate selection of power saving, balanced and performance plans.
Power Plan Assistant can also change mode automatically when you plug or unplug your computer.
The program is easy to use, it is absolutely free, and it can be very helpful especially if your laptop drains the battery quickly.