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Enable or Disable Device to Wake Computer in Windows 11

When you put your computer to sleep, a device can automatically wake the computer if the device is currently configured (allowed) to wake the system from a sleep state.

Some devices may support waking the system from a sleep state, but are not currently configured to wake the system.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable allowing a device to wake the computer in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Get List of Devices that Support Waking Computer in Windows 11

When you put your computer to sleep, a device can automatically wake the computer if the device is currently configured to wake the system.

Some devices may support waking the system from a sleep state, but are not currently configured to wake the system.

Knowing which devices that are currently configured to wake the system from any sleep state can be useful if you want to prevent a device from waking the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to get a list of devices that support or configured to wake the system from any sleep state in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change When to Put Computer to Sleep Timeout in Windows 11

Sleep uses very little power, your PC starts up faster, and you’re instantly back to where you left off. You don’t have to worry that you’ll lose your work because of your battery draining because Windows automatically saves all your work and turns off the PC if the battery is too low. Use Sleep when you’re going to be away from your PC for just a little while.

The sleep idle timeout specifies the duration of inactivity before the system automatically enters sleep.

This tutorial will show you how to change when to automatically put the computer to sleep when idle in Windows 11.

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Sleep Computer in Windows 11

Sleep uses very little power, your PC starts up faster, and you’re instantly back to where you left off. You don’t have to worry that you’ll lose your work because of your battery draining because Windows automatically saves all your work and turns off the PC if the battery is too low. Use Sleep when you’re going to be away from your PC for just a little while.

On most PCs, you can resume from sleep by pressing your PC’s power button. However, not all PCs are the same. You might be able to wake it by pressing any key on the keyboard, clicking a mouse button, or opening the lid on a laptop. Check the documentation that came with your computer or go to the manufacturer’s website.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to put your Windows 11 computer to sleep.

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Change Sleep Button Action in Windows 11

The sleep button action setting lets users specify the default action to take when the system hardware sleep button (if available) on the PC is pressed.

Users can specify one of the following actions to take:

  • Do Nothing = No action is taken when the sleep button is pressed.
  • Sleep = The system enters sleep when the sleep button is pressed. This is the default setting.
  • Hibernate = The system enters hibernate when the sleep button is pressed.
  • Shut Down = The system shuts down when the sleep button is pressed.
  • Turn off the display = All displays will be turned off when the sleep button is pressed.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default action to take when pressing the sleep button in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off Suspend Mixed Reality and its Apps when Headset is Asleep in Windows 10

Windows Mixed reality blends real-world and virtual content into hybrid environments where physical and digital objects coexist and interact.

You can adjust the amount of idle time before a headset automatically goes to sleep for Windows Mixed Reality.

By default, Windows 10 will suspend Windows Mixed Reality and its app when your headset is asleep.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off suspend Mixed Reality and its apps when headset is asleep for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Sleep Timeout for Mixed Reality Headset in Windows 10

Windows Mixed reality blends real-world and virtual content into hybrid environments where physical and digital objects coexist and interact.

You can adjust the amount of idle time before a headset automatically goes to sleep for Windows Mixed Reality.

This tutorial will show you how to change the amount of idle time before a headset automatically goes to sleep for Mixed Reality for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Power and Sleep page in Settings in Windows 10

The Power & sleep page in Settings > System allows users to change the following available settings:

If you like, you can disable the Power & sleep page in Settings to prevent any of these settings from being changed by users from Settings on the computer.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Power & sleep page in Settings for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Change Computer Sleep After Time in Windows 10

The Sleep after setting in Power Options allows users to specify how long in minutes the computer is inactive (idle) before automatically going to sleep.

Sleep uses very little power, your PC starts up faster, and you’re instantly back to where you left off. You don’t have to worry that you’ll lose your work because of your battery draining because Windows automatically saves all your work and turns off the PC if the battery is too low. Use sleep when you’re going to be away from your PC for just a little while – like when you’re taking a coffee break.

This tutorial will show you how to specify how long your computer is inactive before automatically going to sleep in Windows 10.

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