Power-On by USB Mouse? ASUS MB

Started Jun 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Power-On by USB Mouse? ASUS MB

Robert Schoner wrote:

Hi,

I have anew ASUS P8Z77-V LK motherboard. Is there any way to power on by USB mouse. Seems like it will only power-on by PS/2 and nobody seems to carry PS/2 cordless mouse any more.

When Apple was still using ADB keyboards, several Macs had this type of power switch on the keyboard.  After Apple went to USB, none did.  I believe people asked "why?", and someone (not sure if it was Apple) said that the USB specifications prohibit the power switch feature.

If there is such a restriction on USB keyboards, I would assume that it also applies to USB mice.

Just about any USB keyboard or mouse can, however, trigger "wake from sleep on input events".

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