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I never switch off my mac in the office, instead i use the energy saving mode to suspend the mac to disc. This is all working fine, but I have one problem: when the cleaning lady is cleaning the office, she also moves the mouse and the mac wakes up.

Can I set the energy save to not to wake up on mouse movements?

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    You could configure your Mac to go into hibernation ("safe sleep") instead of standby, I think it won't wake from USB in that case. – Daniel Beck Mar 19 '11 at 13:36
  • But I want the mac to wake up on keyboard entry not only when I press the power button :( . – bitboxer Mar 19 '11 at 15:13
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    That's why I posted it as a comment, not an answer ;) – Daniel Beck Mar 19 '11 at 15:28
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    You could get a cordless mouse that has a shut-off switch on the bottom; mouse movement then won't be a factor. – Goodbye Stack Exchange Apr 28 '11 at 5:11
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    Apples Bluetooth Mighty Mouse will go into hibernation if it looses connection to the computer and will only wake a computer if you press the button, not on movement alone. Switching it off completely will prevent that as well obviously. Other manufacturers may differ. – MacLemon May 5 '11 at 10:56
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Go to System Preferences » Bluetooth » Advanced and turn off "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer."

To wake the computer, you'll have to press the power button.

I do this because my iMac wakes itself up in the middle of the night.

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Kind of a dumb answer but whenever you step away from the desk you can flip the mouse upside down.

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    You could, but the cleaning lady might think it's dead and throw it out. – Wayne Johnston Mar 20 '11 at 0:05
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    I tried that a few weeks ago, but the cleaning lady thought this was by accident and fliped the mouse back. – bitboxer Mar 20 '11 at 7:06
  • Ok, the very last comment on this page makes it sound like any of these 3 apps will put a mac into a deeper sleep, so that it requires either more mouse movement to wake it, or some other wake method. I never tried any of them but might as well try them, all are free. hintsforums.macworld.com/showthread.php?t=22132 – CreeDorofl Mar 20 '11 at 7:24
  • Just a though... and more of an "in real life" hack... but could you ask the cleaning lady to leave the mouse upside down? – Joseph Redfern Jun 2 '11 at 19:48
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    or drop the mouse into a desk drawer - if she's going in there you've got a larger problem – StevenV Aug 9 '11 at 16:22
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I pull the mouse and keyboard usbs out slightly before the room gets cleaned, I just push them back in to turn it on.

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For those of you without a bluetooth mouse you can put sticky tack over the laser and it won't wake up. Easy to remove and doesn't leave residue.

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