How to disable mouse from waking up the PC in Windows 10

How to disable mouse from waking up the PC in Windows 10

Sleep mode in Windows is a state in which the computer saves electricity. Instead of shutting down your computer completely, you can put it to sleep so that when it wakes up, it will resume where you left off. This way, you won’t have to wait for the system to boot, or restart the programs you used.

Sleep mode turns on automatically when you don’t use your computer for a while. You can wake your computer by moving the mouse or pressing any key on the keyboard.

A common problem is that even the slightest movement of the mouse will wake up the computer. This happens if you hit or drop something on the table where the computer is. It happens even if you just walk heavily next to the computer.

To stop this, the only way is to completely turn off the ability for the mouse to wake up the computer, so that it is only possible to wake it with the keyboard. Watch our video where we show you how to turn off the mouse from waking up your computer in Windows 10.

Video transcript:

  1. In the search box, type mouse settings and click on the first result
  2. Click Additional mouse options
  3. Click on Hardware
  4. Click on Properties
  5. Click on Change settings
  6. Click on Power Management
  7. Uncheck the box next to Allow this device to wake the computer
  8. Click OK and then OK


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