Question Restated: Can we use the task scheduler and in some way create a trigger (trigger = tapping a key combination on an external keyboard) for the task (task = boot up computer when lid is closed)?
My Set-up and Context for the Issue: I have a Microsoft Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard 7000 as well as the mouse connected to my laptop via a wireless USB to my laptop. The laptop remains closed because I connected it to my monitor. I usually have to open the computer and press the power button, wait to login before closing the lid. I'm trying to fix this problem, even though it's more of a convenience issue, really to just learn about solving these kind of problems. I'm just started a computer science degree.
What I've tried: I couldn't find any search results that were useful.
I was trying to use Intellitype Pro (64-bit) to reprogram some key on the keyboard to power on my laptop even when it is closed. I had no idea how to use that program, and I figured that the computer would need to be on before I could create any keyboard shortcuts or triggers... which doesn't help when I'm trying to remote boot up the computer when the device is closed.
I was thinking that if I were to use task scheduler to boot up the computer automatically even when the lid is closed at a certain time everyday, the computer would automatically go to sleep and then I would be able to wake the computer up with the external keyboard or mouse. The problem with this is that I do not know how to use the task scheduler program, I just found out about it from some web searches and tutorials online are not extensive enough.
I'm not very familiar with these applications so detailed instructions would be very appreciated if there is a solution.