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Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: Black
Date: April 21, 2015 07:10PM
Minor annoyance ever since switching to a newer Turbomouse (the ancient one I had got left behind and was not fully functional when I moved from a 2010 iMac running SL to a 2012 Mini running Mavericks) is that I have to remember to hit the keyboard to wake the mac (still not used to it.) Added an MTP yesterday and discovered touching it does wake the mac.... can anyone explain that?




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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/21/2015 07:11PM by Black.
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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: April 21, 2015 07:19PM
Wireless?

With many wireless mice/trackballs, first click wakes the mouse. Second click wakes the Mac.



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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: April 21, 2015 07:22PM
It's voodoo...



You need to take appropriate steps, though it seems that you're already on the way...
Good luck.
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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: Black
Date: April 21, 2015 07:23PM
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Onamuji
Wireless?

With many wireless mice/trackballs, first click wakes the mouse. Second click wakes the Mac.

The Turbomouse is wired. The Magic Trackpad was wireless last I checked. I just picked it up to make room for my coffee cup (I think I'm going to have to get one of those under-desk mount thingies for my coffee cup.....)




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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: Black
Date: April 21, 2015 07:30PM
If you can think of it, someone's probably already designed it...
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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 21, 2015 07:40PM
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If you can think of it, someone's probably already designed it...
...

oh well, there goes my motivation
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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: April 21, 2015 07:47PM
Turbomouse going through a hub?

Tried zapping PRAM or doing a SMC reset?



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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: billb
Date: April 21, 2015 07:54PM
mini with Mavericks, Logitech wired trackball won't wake from sleep.
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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: Black
Date: April 21, 2015 08:11PM
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Turbomouse going through a hub?
That may be it, now that you mention it-- it's going through a Dell monitor.




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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 21, 2015 08:38PM
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Turbomouse going through a hub?
That may be it, now that you mention it-- it's going through a Dell monitor.

yeah, it kind of makes sense, monitor goes to sleep as well, cuts power to the the hub. Is the keyboard going through the monitor or directly to computer?

or is it wireless keyboard?
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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: Black
Date: April 21, 2015 08:59PM
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Onamuji
Turbomouse going through a hub?
That may be it, now that you mention it-- it's going through a Dell monitor.

yeah, it kind of makes sense, monitor goes to sleep as well, cuts power to the the hub. Is the keyboard going through the monitor or directly to computer?

or is it wireless keyboard?
The keyboard goes into the same monitor... eye popping smiley




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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: April 21, 2015 10:14PM
Different devices have different power-needs.

It may be that the trickle power coming from the sleeping display is sufficient for the keyboard to work and not for the trackball.

Does the trackball wake the Mac when connected directly?



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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: Black
Date: April 21, 2015 10:16PM
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Onamuji
Different devices have different power-needs.

It may be that the trickle power coming from the sleeping display is sufficient for the keyboard to work and not for the trackball.

Does the trackball wake the Mac when connected directly?
Not sure-- how do I test that?
The KB is lighted so I can't imagine it needs less power than a mouse.




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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: Black
Date: April 21, 2015 10:21PM
So, moving the ball will wake the mac until the monitor has gone into power saver mode, and then it won't. Guess I got my answer, thanks.




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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: April 21, 2015 10:27PM
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Onamuji
Different devices have different power-needs.

It may be that the trickle power coming from the sleeping display is sufficient for the keyboard to work and not for the trackball.

Does the trackball wake the Mac when connected directly?
Not sure-- how do I test that?

Connect the USB plug from the Turbo Mouse to a USB port on the back of the Mini and use it to wake the Mac from sleep.



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Re: Moving/clicking my mouse doesn't wake my mac but touching a trackpad does?
Posted by: Black
Date: April 22, 2015 08:27AM
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Onamuji
Different devices have different power-needs.

It may be that the trickle power coming from the sleeping display is sufficient for the keyboard to work and not for the trackball.

Does the trackball wake the Mac when connected directly?
Not sure-- how do I test that?

Connect the USB plug from the Turbo Mouse to a USB port on the back of the Mini and use it to wake the Mac from sleep.
Not really possible at the moment, but thanks.




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