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will a wireless keyboard awaken a sleeping iMac?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/09/09 - Rick Jones

Today on my increasingly venerable 800 MHz G4 iMac I awaken it by pressing the shift key on the wired keyboard. Would that be possible with say a wireless keyboard on a G5 iMac? Or does wireless keyboard mean having to reach around the back to wake the machine?

rick jones

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Message #2 - Posted 2004/09/09 - Adrian

Rick Jones wrote:

Today on my increasingly venerable 800 MHz G4 iMac I awaken it by pressing the shift key on the wired keyboard. Would that be possible with say a wireless keyboard on a G5 iMac? Or does wireless keyboard mean having to reach around the back to wake the machine?

Yes, it does wake up the G5, and they work well. However, I thought I would save some battery power onetime by switching off the keyboard and mouse ... not a good idea ... I eventually managed to wake the computer by plugging in a USB mouse I have, but still couldn't get the keyboard or mouse to reconnect so did a restart. Also, if you want to do maintenance by booting from the install CD to run Disk Utility you lose Bluetooth so you at least need a USB mouse to hand.

Adrian

Message #3 - Posted 2004/09/10 - Steven Fisher

Previously, Rick Jones wrote:

Today on my increasingly venerable 800 MHz G4 iMac I awaken it by pressing the shift key on the wired keyboard. Would that be possible with say a wireless keyboard on a G5 iMac? Or does wireless keyboard mean having to reach around the back to wake the machine?

Yes, although I think there's an option in the Bluetooth system preference pane to turn that feature off...

Steven Fisher; sdfisher@spamcop.net
"Morituri Nolumus Mori."

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