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OS X Mavericks: Wake your computer with a wireless mouse or keyboard

Wake your computer with a wireless mouse or keyboard

If you have a wireless keyboard and mouse and a Bluetooth module in your computer, you can set the computer to wake when you press a key or click the mouse.

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Bluetooth.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Select the “Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer” checkbox.

If this option is dimmed, determine if your computer supports this feature. Put the computer to sleep and connect a USB device, such as a USB keyboard or mouse, and try to wake the computer with it. (Disconnecting and reconnecting an existing device is also acceptable.) If the USB device doesn’t wake the computer, the computer also doesn’t support the Bluetooth wake-from-sleep feature.

If a wired USB device wakes the computer from sleep, but the option is dimmed, try these additional steps:

  • Be sure the computer has Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later installed.

  • Be sure the computer has either an internal Bluetooth module or a connected D-Link DBT-120 USB-to-Bluetooth adapter, revision B2 or later. This feature only works with these devices.

  • Download and install the latest Bluetooth software.

  • If the computer still will not wake, download and install the latest Bluetooth Firmware Updater.

Note: The D-Link DBT-120 USB-to-Bluetooth adapter is not compatible with OS X v10.6 or later.
Last Modified: May 8, 2014
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