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wake laptop on key press

  1. #1


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8

    wake laptop on key press


    When my windows 8 laptop is sleeping, I currently need to press the power button, which is awkwardly small and on the edge side of the laptop. I'd like to wake my laptop from sleep with a keypress.
    I went into the keyboard settings but can't find a check box or setting that allows the internally connected keyboard to wake the system.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Open an elevated command prompt and type this command
    powercfg /DeviceEnableWake "keyboarddevice as shown in DeviceManager"

    First you need to open device manager and copy exactly the device name and put it in double quotes

    To see what devices may wake the system do this command
    powercfg /devicequery wake_armed

    If the first command worked one of the devices should be the keyboard.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

wake laptop on key press
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