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    How to wake up Mac...

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    How to wake up Mac...
    I've noticed that when my Mac goes into power save mode the mouse doesn't wake it up. Sometimes the mouse isn't even on, and other times it's on but moving it doesn't wake up the system. What's the proper way to wakeup the system?

    Thanks.
    Scott
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    How to wake up Mac...
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    Not sure on your new baby, but my old G4 takes a stab at the space bar to wake it up. The mouse is ignored. Might be configurable on both, but I'm new so I don't know for sure on that.
    My Newbness Rules Me.

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    How to wake up Mac...
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    Is your mouse bluetooth?

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    How to wake up Mac...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Vindicat3d View Post
    Is your mouse bluetooth?
    Nope. It's the standard Apple mouse that comes with the Mac Pro. I think it's called the Mighty Mouse.

    Just now, I hit the Esc key and it woke up fine. I think I've tried the spacebar before and it just beeped but the screen didn't come back.
    Scott
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    just wiggling the mouse doesn't wake (in all cases). Like svnipp, I usually tap the space bar...if you want to use the mouse to wake, try clicking.

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    How to wake up Mac...

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    give it a big slap on the side, if that doesnt work push enter or space should work

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    Find it necessary to briefly hit the startup button to wake using USB dongle and bluetooth.

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    How to wake up Mac...

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    Thanks for the feedback. I think this one can safely be chalked up to user error. I'm pretty sure now that the Mac was going into power save mode and a simple tab on the spacebar is enough to bring it happily back.

    I love that if I have audio playing, or have a game running even though I may be sitting idly doing nothing in the game it's smart enough NOT to go to sleep. It's all the little things about this system that I'm finding I love more and more. Mail is still taking a little getting used to, but I'm getting there.
    Scott
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    How to wake up Mac...
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    This old one will wake up with any keystroke, but not the mouse at all,
    and it is cool that if anything is running (music, browser, etc.) it just goes to the screen saver or monitor sleep if the screensaver times out.
    Start the music and go to sleep (me that is), and it's playing when I wake up.
    My Newbness Rules Me.

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