Turn off "wake on mouse movement"

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lexfuzo, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. lexfuzo macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2005
    The heart of Europe

    I love how my mac (OS X 10.3.9) goes to sleep and wakes up without any problems, but:
    I have a cat that is strolling around my room when I'm not at home. When she's up on my desk she touches the mouse and therefore wakes up my computer. As I don't want this to happen, I am searching for a way to make the computer wake on a mouse CLICK only. How can I turn off that it wakes on mouse movement?

    Any help is welcome, thanks a lot.
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    I've never seen a mac wake from just mouse movement only. Are you talking about actual sleep, or just the monitor going blank?
  3. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2004
    St. Louis
    I don't think it wakes from mouse movement with the apple pro mouse but I have a microsoft wireless optical mouse and mouse movement wakes my computer from sleep.
  4. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816


    Mar 1, 2005
    i think he meant that the monitor wakes from sleep and not the computer...my monitor wakes from mouse movement from my apple bt mouse but i really hope your comp dosnt wake from actual "sleep" by moving your mouse...if it does then i think your comp has a DRUG PROBLEM! :p
  5. lexfuzo thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2005
    The heart of Europe
    OMG, a drug problem - I have to look for some therapy group then ...

    No, seriously: Mouse movement wakes the Computer from Suspend-to-RAM, commonly known as sleep. It's not just about the Monitor being activated again.
    I do not use an Apple Mouse, though, I don't even have one (mac mini).
    As iLikeMyiMac said, this could be related. I will check this as soon as i get my hands on an Apple Mouse.
    Thanks for your help, any further comments on the topic are welcome!
    Can anyone confirm that his Mac does not wake from sleep when the moving mouse is an Apple-made one?
  6. Balin64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    In a Mauve Dream
    My Apple BT mouse does not wake my Macs by merely moving it, I must click it. Perhaps it is time to find a new home for your kitties? Or shut down your Mac before you leave thge abode. Cheerios,

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