Surface Pro 3: Show Hibernate in the Power Options Menu

In my last post I noted that Mouse Without Borders was able to wake up my Surface Pro 3 from Sleep mode. That makes perfect sense if the system is in front of me and I want to wake it up with the mouse. It doesn’t make sense if the system is in a bag, out of sight and out of mind. I’ve added Hibernate to the Power Options Menu and putting the system into Hibernate mode this seems to have eliminated the problem. I just need to consciously choose to put the system into Hibernate mode instead of just … Continue reading Surface Pro 3: Show Hibernate in the Power Options Menu

Surface Pro 3: InstantGo vs. Mouse without Borders

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 … Continue reading Surface Pro 3: InstantGo vs. Mouse without Borders

Surface 3: Side By Side

Okay – you might be expecting a side by side comparison of Surface 3 to Surface Pro 3 or Surface 2.  I might do that later, perhaps in May when they are shipping. For now you can join me as I look at this picture and try to imagine how much smaller the Surface 3  will feel compared to the Surface Pro 3. Back to Side By Side I’d like to think about working two-up: that is working with two machines side by side. I like to work with multiple screens. I do that now with my Surface Pro 3 … Continue reading Surface 3: Side By Side