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Wakeup from sleep by just one key?

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 x64 Pro

    Wakeup from sleep by just one key?


    Hi guys,
    is it possible to wake up Windows 8.1 by just one key from the keyboard, eg. just wakeup when Enter key is pressed?
    All other keys should be ignored.


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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    A low level keyboard hook may do it. But if you want to avoid waking up when someone moves the mouse you'll need to hook that too. I would ask on the AutoHotkey forums.

    AutoHotkey Community - share scripts and functions, get answers to your programming questions

    Index page ? AHKScript

    The danger with these low level hooks is, if buggy, the input to your system will be messed up. As in it may not get any keyboard input. But you can ask around on the AHK forums.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 x64 Pro


    Thanks!
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    You could disable the mouse from waking up the computer by using the Device Manager's Power Management tab for it.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8.1 x64 Pro


    But i have wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse on same USB receiver, then i must disable keyboard to.
    Any chance to disable mouse only?

    Logitech MK 250
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    No, that's shouldn't be true. The Device Manager controls each individual device separately.
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    Windows 8.1 x64 Pro


    Yes, in Device Manager is a separate mouse, separate keyboard. But not worth to turn off the mouse.

    HID-compliant mouse - Allow this device to wake the computer = Unchecked (Off)
    HID-Keyboard Device - Allow this device to wake the computer = Checked (ON)

    And Windows still wake up if i move mouse!
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8.1


    I have the opposite problem I cannot get windows 8.1 to stay asleep I put it in sleep mode via the keyboard dedicated sleep button when I go to bed But when I get up in the morning it is usually running ?

    There is nothing set to run that would waken it I am sure there is no virus running or anything like that that would waken it As its a new install on new hardware and its done that from the very start I did wonder if it was my nas drive If when i accessed the nas unit The pc started but its not that either Did think it may be wlan But so far could not see a setting for it in the Uefi bios Any Ideas.
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Possibly Automatic Maintenance kicking in usually around 3 AM unless you have changed it.
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  10. #10


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Sometimes if the network interface is set to allow activity to awaken it you can get that behavior. Look in device manager for the ethernet card/interface properties.
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