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    Turn off keyboard/mouse during sleepmode???

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    Turn off keyboard/mouse during sleepmode???
    When I did the iMAC woke up looking for them. What is the correct way to put it to sleep? I did this to save battery power.

    Or do I need to turn it off every night?

    Jonah

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    Turn off keyboard/mouse during sleepmode???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonah82 View Post
    When I did the iMAC woke up looking for them. What is the correct way to put it to sleep? I did this to save battery power.

    Or do I need to turn it off every night?

    Jonah
    I asked the same question last week....short answer was "Not really necessary"....but I still turn it off after shutdown and turn it on before startup.

    It's a personal pref I guess.....let's see who else chimes in....

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    Turn off keyboard/mouse during sleepmode???
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    When I am finished with my iMac for the day, I put it in sleep mode, leaving the mouse and keyboard turned on. I use the mouse and keyboard heavily and after a month, the battery level on both is still showing 100%, so I don't think that leaving them on when the computer is sleeping will cause significant battery drain. I always use sleep mode and I don't think I have actually turned the computer off in the month I have had it, other than restarts when doing updates, etc.

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    Turn off keyboard/mouse during sleepmode???
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    I find my mouse battery drains a lot quicker than the keyboard. I just changed the mouse battery's for the first time since I got it in December but the keyboard still says 100% so I usually just shut my mouse off and let the keyboard sit on.

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    Turn off keyboard/mouse during sleepmode???
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    For the keyboard, I wouldn't worry about it. For the mouse, I often turn it off before putting the computer to sleep (since I always invoke sleep via the keyboard), which seems to help the battery life of the mouse.

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    Turn off keyboard/mouse during sleepmode???
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    I sit my Magic Mouse on its cradle and then do Cmmnd/Option/Eject and even with caffeine enabled it goes to sleep.

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