I'd like to be able to hit a key combo on my keyboard without it waking my Mac's monitor.
Let's say my monitor is asleep and I want to press a function key to do something (volume up/down, iTunes next/back, or something else), if my monitor is asleep, pressing the key wakes the monitor instead of executing the function I've assigned... so... I have to press the button twice, but what's particularly annoying is that I have to put my monitor to sleep again.
I want to be able to use hotkeys without waking my monitor. Is this possible? It's a USB keyboard (actually, it's a Flirc IR receiver USB dongle that a Mac sees as a keyboard. Flirc plus BetterTouchTool makes it easy to use a universal remote to control a Mac... but drat, I can't figure out how to keep the monitor asleep).
I'm running the latest version of macOS.