I'm on OS X 10.9.5. I do not like using mouse/trackpad, and mostly work with keyboard only. One annoying thing is that when the OS is locked (screen lock) and the power saving for the monitor is activated, I can't wake it up with a keystroke. I MUST move the mouse cursor to let me type in my password to unlock the screen.

Does anybody else have the same problem and if so is there a workaround?

  • Is your keyboard connected over USB or Bluetooth? – grg Nov 7 '14 at 18:43
  • @grgarside USB keyboard (HHK light) – Memming Nov 7 '14 at 18:53
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    Space Bar wakes mine up. Mouse used to, before 10.9 but no longer. – Tetsujin Nov 7 '14 at 19:32
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    I have a worse problem on Yosemite… I have to click to get it to work. – 0942v8653 Nov 7 '14 at 20:06

On 10.9.5 You could use the Accessibility option and enable mouse keys if you have a keyboard number pad.

There are some optional settings there to choose from like:

By clicking 5 times on the Option key you can turn that feature on or off.

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