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Windows 7: Disable Mouse and Keyboard from Turning On Monitors?

05 Jun 2010   #1
darkangel86

Windows 7 Professional x64 w/ Dual Multi-Touch Monitors
 
 
Disable Mouse and Keyboard from Turning On Monitors?

Hey guys,

I have a quick question ... I'm not sure if this is doable or not, but here is my question anyway...

I followed the following link on how to create a keyboard shortcut that turns off all connected screens to my computer at once Link. This worked just fine, and has been really useful for the past few days, however my problem is as follows:

When I use my keyboard shortcut and turn off my screens (which are two Acer multi-touch screens), any key-press to the keyboard or move to the mouse will bring them back on... Is there ANY WAY to disable that?

I would like my screens to ONLY turn on when I touch them, and NOT when I move the mouse or press the keyboard.

It is annoying for me because when I place anything on my desk that causes the mouse to move both screens go back on. I don't use SLEEP or STANDBY neither do I lock my machine, since my computer is always on.

Any ideas?

Thanks!


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05 Jun 2010   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forum darkangel86, sure that is doable.

Start> in search field type Device Manager, click on Device Manager to open it

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Expand both the Keyboards and Mice and other pointing devices. Right click on your keyboard> Select Properties>

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Click on Power Management tab

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Unclick Allow this device to wake the computer

Click ok

Repeat for the mouse and there you go. A Guy


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05 Jun 2010   #3
darkangel86

Windows 7 Professional x64 w/ Dual Multi-Touch Monitors
 
 

Thank you for your reply, I've done that but it doesn't work.. Remember I'm not putting my computer in sleep mode, I am just simply turning off the monitors, but my mouse or keyboard turns the monitors back on. Is there any way I can disable the mouse and keyboard from turning the screens back on?

Thanks again for your help!
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06 Jun 2010   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ahhh, I get it, the PC is still on just the monitors go to sleep after a set amount of time. I'm sorry, I don't have the answer for you. Not sure it can be done natively. A Guy
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06 Jun 2010   #5
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is there a settings / properties for the touch function for the displays? This is an obvious guess, but it would seem that would be the first place to check.
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06 Jun 2010   #6
kucing13

 

Have you try the same approach mentioned by a guy to your mouse?
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06 Jun 2010   #7
darkangel86

Windows 7 Professional x64 w/ Dual Multi-Touch Monitors
 
 

I really appreciate the help folks, I have tried the above mentioned method prior to posting this thread. There are no touch options associated with this. Windows 7 touch options are very limited.

The screen wakes up when touched, that is not the problem, my problem is that I would like the screen(s) not to wake up when the mouse is moved or the keyboard is pressed.

Perhaps a registry edit? ... I'm not sure.
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06 Jun 2010   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'd have to think a BIOS setting having to do with the S3, such as repost video on S3 resume or such. You do know the wise guy answer is "why are you moving the mouse and/or hitting the keyboard if your monitors are off" . Well, give it some time, someone else might come along with the perfect answer. A Guy
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06 Jun 2010   #9
darkangel86

Windows 7 Professional x64 w/ Dual Multi-Touch Monitors
 
 

I'll check on the BIOS settings and let you know ASAP!

Thanks!
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06 Jun 2010   #10
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

No, there is no way... I use the same method as the OP, but I don't have a shortcut, I set my monitor to sleep in 1 minute, before it goes to sleep, I lifted my mouse, and put something under it so that the sensor won't register anything... that way I can rock the table without it registering anything...

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