Every now and then I reach into my case and find a warm Surface Pro 3 running. I’m always careful that the machine is actually asleep before I put it into the case. I thought that this was happening spontaneously (like spontaneous combustion), And then I remembered: Mouse Without Borders will wake a machine from sleep.
I use Mouse Without Borders because it is an absolutely terrific virtual keyboard sharing program. And when I have all my machines lined up in front of me it makes perfect sense that if I mouse into a machine that is asleep, it should wake up. But I don’t want it doing that if the machine is in an enclosed space, out of sight and out of mind.
I’m going to have to rethink my workflow around this. Maybe I will add Hibernate to the Power Options menu. Then I can put the system directly into Hibernate Mode when I know that I won’t be needing it to wake up instantly – deliberately or by accident.
I’ve been thinking of doing that anyway so that I can avoid accidentally waking up the system by bumping the power button.
I’ll let you know how that works.