I have Microsoft sculpt ergonomic keyboard which wakes up my monitor as soon as display is turned off due to power setting. As a result, display is momentarily turned off and then turned on right away. Effectively this is keeping my display on forever.

Following link mentions the problem but there is no solution:


Is there any remedy for this? I have updated OS patches, device drivers and everything...

  • The workaround mentioned in the last post of the forum thread you linked should work. Also disable any wake-up from USB feature in BIOS/UEFI. – user931000 Oct 24 '18 at 13:58
  • @GabrielaGarcia, I tried all those things. Also, changed BIOS settings. This is not getting fixed. I have another machine which was upgraded from Win-7 to Win-10, that machine doesn't have this problem. The brand new dell machine with Win-10 shows this issue. I have isolated the problem to MS keyboard dongle but there doesn't seem to be any fix. – PAS Oct 24 '18 at 14:32
  • @GabrielaGarcia, sorry, I was changing wrong setting. This indeed is working. – PAS Nov 4 '18 at 14:59

Unchecking device manager->Human Interface Devices->Microsoft Hardware USB Keyboard->Power Management -> Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power, is indeed fixing this problem.

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  • This did the trick for me too – Yugo Dec 15 '19 at 21:10

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