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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?

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  2. #2

    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
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