How do i control wake-up from USB?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by coloco, May 16, 2009.

  1. coloco macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2009
    My Macbook Pro (10.5.6) wakes up from sleep if you so much as look at the thing, seemingly.

    Specifically, is there a way to prevent USB devices like mice from waking up the computer? I find this behaviour extremely annoying! :(
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

    Jan 30, 2008
    I don't believe you can prevent a USB mouse from waking up the computer, but you can prevent a bluetooth device from waking the computer.
  3. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Sounds like you have the network waking it from sleep.

    System Preferences > Energy Saver > Options > Wake Options.
  4. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2007
    London, UK
    No, that's a different thing -- Wake-on-LAN, where it is possible to wake a sleeping computer by sending it a 'Magic' ethernet packet.

    I still haven't found a way to get my MacBook to ignore USB when it's sleeping. When I plug or unplug a USB device, it will wake up. Something to do with being able to use a MacBook in clamshell mode with an external display.

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