Disable wake by mouse

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  1. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure there's a preference pane for this but I can't seem to find it; lately I've been doing a lot of work at my desk and almost everytime I reach over to get something, I hit the mouse of my PMG5. It gets really annoying because it's being quite loud. So, my question is, is there a way to disable muse wake on the PowerMac? Also, I don't want to turn off the mouse, put it upside down, etc..
     
  2. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    I have the exact same issue, being that I have the mouse to the side and I accidentally hit it when using a different mouse. I just turned it off recently after hitting it accidentally for the past 2 months. When I actually need it, I prefer to wake my computers up with the mouse, so disabling it would be even more annoying. Sorry I couldn't help, maybe someone else can...
     
  3. MacCubed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the reply, I just turned mine off it keeps getting in my way. I would be typing on my PowerBook and reaching to get some index cards and bump the mouse. Even shutting my drawer sets it off:mad:
     
  4. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    I have my keyboard on the feet of my monitor riser, which is two metal polls, and it keeps sliding it off and the mouse triggers, banging on the desk (which happens often out of anger while playing a game, lol), something falling onto the desk, and just about anything thing to vibrate the desk would trigger it. Even if I set the mouse to a higher click pressure (which as far as I know doesn't actually change anything), it won't change. That is the most sensitive mouse I own.
     
  5. MacCubed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Mines a Logitech M325 and it's way to sensitive. I do most of my gaming on my Xbox minus a few games on my MBP.
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    If your mouse is too sensitive to accidental movement, then why not just turn the mouse off when you are not using it? Only takes a moment to turn it back on if you need it.
    (how is your mouse "loud" ? It just wakes your PMG5 when you move it, how can that be "loud"?)
     
  7. MacCubed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    When I said loud I was referring to the PMG5
     
  8. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Mine is the Apple Pro Mouse. I game on my MBP, HP, PS4, or Xbox. I also have all my other "older" consoles there as well.
     
  9. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Ah, that makes more sense. 'Twas not easy to decide what "it" was :D
    Anyway, that would be a good fix to flip the mouse off.
    Another thought is to place the mouse somewhere else. I have a shelf attached to the wall. I leave my wireless mouse on that shelf, when the Mac that uses that mouse is sleeping. I can beat on the computer desk all day, and the mouse sits undisturbed (and the Mac also stays sleeping). Might give you another idea for your own use.
     
  10. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like it is a wireless mouse...
    USB mice shut off when the machine shuts off but the buttons still work to wake it up. Wireless lice are independent and don't know when the computer is off, so they still operate, and send signals when moved.

    Whenever I close my computer, I shut off the keyboard and mouse. It's not that hard... the switch on my Gear head mouse is on the left near the thumb. I can easily turn it on with my thumb but it's hard to shut it off with my thumb, but I usually just use my other hand to shut it off. I do it so often it's become habit and I don't realize I did it :D
     
  11. MacCubed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah it is wireless, I'm gonna try and make a make-shift thing that covers the laser, hopefully that fixes this.
     
  12. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Why not just shut it off whenever you put the PC to sleep? Is the switch hard to reach or something?
     
  13. MacCubed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    There's that too, but im trying to be creative;)
     
  14. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    How are you gonna fit a door there?

    if you find a way then it'll probably be more work to cover it up than shut it off :p
     
  15. MacCubed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hahah, true. But I'm just thinking outside the box:D
     
  16. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    The feature you are looking for is in the BT preference panel, select your mouse then select "Advanced" now deselect "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this Computer"
     
  17. MacCubed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have a wireless USB mouse.
     
  18. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    That would work if the mouse was bluetooth.
    The OP has a Logitech M325, which connects through a RF USB dongle (the "unifying" receiver), not bluetooth.
     
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    Sorry, seems I missed that.
     
  20. MacCubed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Don't worry about it:D
     
  21. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    I wish there was an option like that for any USB device... including keyboards and anything that sends signals. I'd like to only wake up the PC by pressing the power button.
     
  22. for this macrumors regular

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    Try a USB PCI card then. IME with my MDD, any device connected to it won't be functioning when the Mac is sleeping.
     
  23. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Just a thought. Don't know if this would work or not because I do not know your workflow. But what about creating a hot corner and assigning the hot corner to sleep your Mac.

    When you aren't using the Mac, put your cursor in the hot corner, the Mac sleeps.

    If you bump the mouse, it's still in the hot corner, Mac returns to sleep.

    Again though, I don't know if that would work or not. I am assuming you do not have the Mac set to display the login box when waking from sleep. That's the one thing I think would throw a kink in this. Just throwing it out there.
     
  24. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    Could be this one:

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  25. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    HAHAH :D cool mouse xD literally LOL
     

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