Will Magic Mouse (or any BT Mouse) wake a closed macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by akm3, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    If I pair a bluetooth mouse to my Macbook Pro, will it wake itself up inside it's bag (potentially over heating it and killing my batter) if it receives input from the mouse?

    I assume it won't. But I hate to assume.
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Not if it's closed. The only way it'll wake up closed is if it's connected to a/c and has an external display attached.

    You can turn off this feature in System Preferences > Bluetooth, click on "Advanced..." and uncheck "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer". However, if you do use it with an external monitor and BT keyboard/mouse, you would need the feature enabled.
  3. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    The Magic Mouse also has an on/off switch. You could always switch it off before packing it up.
  4. kez macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2008
    ^^ this
  5. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    I'm just trying to protect me from myself. The one time I forgot to shut off the mouse and kill my system.

    But my understanding is, it won't wake up from bluetooth unless it is on AC and a monitor is plugged in. Or it's open.

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