Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to darpa)
The action of turning off the mouse reawakens your Mac. It is the equivelent of pressing any key.
I don't think you will save but a miniscule amount by turning it off. I leave mine on.
I did experiment by using my old corded mouse to turn it off but it was too mush of a hassle. You could go to Systems prefs and set Energy saver > Display sleep to one minute.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 9:57 AM (in response to seventy one)
Thanks for replying. I suppose to turn it off overnight doesn't save much energy, although I am replacing the 2 batteries quite often.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to darpa)
My experience of batteries is also unsatisfactory. I am currently having words about the quality of the Apple charger and batteries; I rarely get more than ten days from a 100% start. I'll keep you posted if I learn something.
Incidentally, if you click your own post as helpful, it registers neither in your favour or in favour of anyone else you may have intended.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 10:06 AM (in response to darpa)
You could turn the mouse off first then Press the power button, don't hold it down just Press it, and a selection box will come up with 4 options, Sleep, Restart, Shut Down and Cancel. To put the system to sleep just press the s key on the keyboard. The system will go to sleep.
Personally I leave my battery powered wireless mouse on. It goes to sleep, actually Standby, all by itself if it isn't moved for a period of time.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 10:15 AM (in response to LowLuster)
Where is the "power button" on the iMac? I'm a new owner.
Otherwise, I think I will just leave it on so that as you say it can go "to sleep" on its own. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 10:18 AM (in response to seventy one)
Actually, I meant to recheck under your answer that you "helped me," not "solved my problem." But whatever, at least you tried.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to darpa)
I guessed that was the case and thank you. The power button on mine is on the back casing, bottom left.
Again, incidentally, you really don't need to turn off your Mac overnight. The power usage is minimal. Just put it to sleep and in the morning it will greet you with a big smile once you press any key.
I'll tell you what happened on Friday. What battery charger do you have to cope with your mouse and keyboard?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 9:37 PM (in response to seventy one)
Yes, I just put it to sleep. No battery charger - I buy reg AA's.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2013 3:58 PM (in response to darpa)
I promised to come back although it doesn't exactly run with your needs. I have had trouble with using the Apple Charger and Batteries. I prefered to use rechargables because it gave me greater certainty of availability; at least I saw it that way.
The batteries were running down in as little as 8 to10 days with relatively modest use of the machine. So I numbered the batteries, checked them and tested them over a two month period, and today presented the results to my local Apple store.
The charger and the batteries were replaced with no quibble at all. So while I hope the replacements will prove better, I'm happy to say, well done Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2013 6:10 PM (in response to seventy one)
Interesting. Hadn't thought about rechargables. Will look into them. I use my computer most of the day every day for work/pleasure. But I live in midtown eastside Manhattan so I can get brand name batteries like Duracell or Energizer at discont stores all over my neighborhood. Thanks. again.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 9:33 PM (in response to darpa)
Change this setting:
In System Preferences (click the Apple icon in the top-left of your screen, then System Preferences...), click on "Bluetooth", then click the "Advanced..." button in the lower-right corner of that window. Un-check the box next to "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer." That's it, you can then turn off your mouse, save some battery life, and your iMac will stay asleep.
Then, to wake your computer back up from sleep, instead of pressing a key or wiggling/clicking your mouse (which won't wake it up anymore), just press (DON'T hold) the power button on the back of your iMac. It'll wake right up.