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Can I disable Sleep Button

It was a serious design flaw to put the Sleep button just above the Esc botton on your keyboard. I never use the Sleep button (purposely) but use the Esc button often. It is easy to hit the Sleep button by accident and then I have to wait until the PC goes to sleep before I can wake it up again. Is there a way to disable this Sleep button?

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If you are using Vista ... control panel.... system and maintenance.... Power Options. On the left there is an option for "Choose what the power buttons do" You can disable the sleep button there. C'mon Compaq... get a brain!! Who's dumb idea was it to put the sleep button there?

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If you are using vista ... control panel.... system and maintenance.... power options ..... set it to high performance..... you will drain your battery quickly on a laptop but if you always run it on ac it's not a worry.

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Pressed the sleep button..how do I get it to w"wake-up?"


Is there an actual button on your keyboard that is the sleep button? Or did you put it to sleep within Windows?
If you pressed the sleep button on your keyboard, you should be able to press that button again, and it should wake up. If you pressed it within Windows, then pressing any key should wake it up.
If neither of those works, then sometimes you need to press the power button. Don't hold it down, just press it, and your computer should wake up.
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My keyboard has a quarter moon on a round button top left what is this


Hey,
that is very likely the sleep button, it puts the computer into a low power sleep state, which you can turn it back on by pressing any button or mouse.
just let it go to sleep first before you start pressing other buttons again.
if its not coming up press on the power button once and it wakes up.
let me know if you have any other questions.

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Compac keyboard 1/4 moon key on model 5137, once I hit it, monitor went to sleep. I cannot wake it up. I have no password. I have unplugged and replugged entire system, I have tried every combo of keys...


Try holding in the power button on the computer for 30 seconds. wait 5 seconds then tap the power button again once and wait. also check that the monitors cables are securely connected to the computer.

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How can i disable the sleep button?


go in to control panel and double click the power options icon and all the settings are in there use the tabs and you can disable sleep mode from there

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Curious - What is the moon shaped key all about


this button puts the computer into sleep mode.

FROM WIKIPEDIA-

Sleep mode can go by many different names, including Stand By (Microsoft Windows 95-Server 2003), Sleep (Mac OS 8)-(Mac OS X) / (Windows Vista,Windows Server 2008), and Suspend (Linux). When placed in this Sleep mode, aside from the RAM which is required to restore the machine's state, the computer attempts to cut power to all unneeded parts of the machine. Because of the large power savings, most laptops automatically enter this mode when the computer is running on batteries and the lid is closed.
Though Sleep and Hibernate are generally thought as two separate functions, modern Macintoshes, Windows Vista (termed Hybrid Sleep), and some specially configured Linux machines also feature a variation of Sleep mode that incorporates the strengths of Hibernate. The RAM is copied to the hard drive before sleep mode is initiated, preserving the RAM contents in the event of a power loss.
ACPI is the current standard for power management, superseding APM and providing the backbone for sleep and hibernation on modern computers. Sleep mode corresponds to ACPI mode S3. When a non-ACPI device is plugged in, Windows will sometimes disable stand-by functionality for the whole operating system. Without ACPI functionality, as seen on older hardware, sleep mode is usually restricted to turning off the monitor and spinning down the hard drive.

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Snooze button on my acer keyboard


To disable the sleep button on the acer keyboard Do the following (Vista home)
Go to control panel (classic view) double click Power options.
left hand margin select Choose what the power buttons do.
This opens a systems settings page
You will see an option :
When I press the sleep button: (Don't worry that the picture of the button is different than the keyboard's Zz)
Select Do Nothing from the dropdown box.
Click the Save changes button at the bottom of the screen.

This will disable the button on the keyboard...

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u have to aigain press ur sleep button tehen he will be wake uo
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usually, to get a PC out of sleep mode, you either press the ESC key, press the power button a bit quickly, or press the sleep key agian. It really depends on the system. Try any of those to see if it helps.

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The button puts your computer in to standby. If you do not want this to happen, you can turn that feature off from within your Keyboard Software.

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