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how can startup MacBook Pro via wireless keyboard (as using separate monitor and...

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...the MacBook Pro screen is closed)

Currently I leave the machine running 24/7 as I find it inconvenient to have to open the laptop screen to access the power button every time I want to start the machine.

I don't want to leave the laptop open all the time either.

I am using an Apple wireless keyboard (via bluetooth connection) to type.

I've checked the Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts web page already but cannot find an answer there... (Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts)

I wonder if there is a way to configure the machine to "wake on bluetooth" (similar to "wake on LAN" functionality)?

Any pointers would be very much appreciated.

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There is yes, you have to be able to, to use HengeDocks and clamshell mode.

Go to System Preferences > Bluetooth > Advanced then check mark the option "Allow Bluetooth Devices To Wake This Computer"

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