Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


power button press to come out of sleep

  1. #1


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8

    power button press to come out of sleep


    I set my Dell Inspiron laptop (Windows 8) to sleep after 15 minutes (never to hibernate) whether on AC power or battery.
    This allows me to take out my laptop from my bag, open the lid, enter my pin and get to work quickly.
    One thing that baffles me is that when on AC power, I have to press the power button to "wake" the laptop out of sleep
    instead of just pressing a key on the keyboard. The power button is this tiny chicklet metal button that is awkward to press.
    Any way to set Windows 8 to wake on keypress when on AC power?
    Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    You do not find it in Power Options to change power button from doing it? Only know ways if using an external USB device. Should be a sleep button or one of the F buttons or Fn.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

power button press to come out of sleep
Related Threads
This problem is NOT a Blue Screen problem. But it is a crash of sorts. First of all my icons are blank. Until I touch the right mouse button. Then when I touch the right mouse, the cursor changes into a never ending hour glass which only stops when I stop and reboot Windows 8.1 . I have a feeling I...
The power button on my friend's laptop has started getting stuck, more and more and sometimes so much that it will keep turning itself on and off. Apparently a repair is very pricey on this build of laptop (said the shop) and I remember that on older versions of windows i could set an alternate key...
I don't know how to wake my PC up without pressing power button. There's nothing wrong with doing it this way, it's just inconvenient. Can it wake on key press?
I have one of the strangest issues I have come across. After upgrading to 8.1 my power button doesn't always work when trying to enter sleep mode. It's how I send my computer to sleep and wake it up. If the computer is off or asleep and I press the button it works every time, but if it is on and I...
I'm running Win8 Pro 64 bit on a Dell Precision 490 desktop. I upgraded from XP so it was basically a clean install. I have my power button configured to put the system to sleep and it will do that ONCE after I turn it on. After that, pushing the power button does nothing until the next reboot...
I have for a long time, used the chassis's power button to shut computers down; there's nothing wrong with that, Windows has be designed to do this for a long time. What I've noticed though, is that every time I use the power button, I get a critical error in event viewer: Event ID: 41...
Power button in systray in Software and Apps
This is a neat option: NPowerTray
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook