Here's the situation: I keep my laptop under my monitor and every time I want to power it up I have to move the monitor/arm, open the lid, power it up, close the lid, and move the monitor back. This is a pain for something I do 4-5 times a day.
My question is: Has anyone tried to make an external power switch for their laptops? Is there any other solution that I'm not considering?
I was thinking of finding a thin piece of plastic, gluing a "dimple" on it where it would hit the power button, and covering it with soft clothe to protect the laptop. I could just slide it in between the lid and position it so I could press down on the plastic. Hackish, I know.
This laptop has no dock, BTW. Also, I can't just move the laptop as my desk space is at a premium.