wake up mini without mouse or keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by donw35, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. donw35 macrumors regular

    donw35

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    I use teleport between my Mac Pro and my Mac Mini, any idea's of how to wake up a Mac Mini without a Keyboard or Mouse connected ?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're on the same network, Screen Sharing should wake it. If not, you can use Caffeine to temporarily override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake with a click on the Menu Bar icon. Another click turns it off.
     
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  5. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    There is a setting for this in system prefs. I think it's in energy saver. Something along the lines of wake on LAN
     
  6. DrakkenWar macrumors 6502

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    Wake on LAN

    While I see "Wake on LAN" on my 10.5 and 10.6 machines. I don't see it here with 10.7.x.
    But, as has been said before, one of the easiest ways to wake a mac without a keyboard and/or need for one is via screen sharing. I know I do this multiple times a day from either my laptop down in the kitchen to my mini here in my office upstairs, or my wife's macbook across the hall. Works every time, and does not necessitate the install of yet another program.

    So unless you are running your mini CLI, this seems to be the easiest fix for the issue at hand.
     
  7. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    It's there on my iMac running 10.7. Second checkbox down in the energy saver pref pane.
     
  8. DrakkenWar macrumors 6502

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    I stand corrected!

    Correct and right where you said it would be. An oversite on my part. Thanks much for setting the record strait.
     
  9. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    No problem. It seems like they've reorganized some of the other items in system prefs with recent updates so I wasn't sure if they had moved it to a different location.
     
  10. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    Pressing (not holding) the power button should wake it up, too...
     

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