Mouse or keyboard activity does not wake up the computer. Is there a way to do this without opening the lid?


Attach a charger and then you can wake it up with a keybord or mouse.


He's right; clamshell mode will not work unless the Mac-top is on external power.

Wake-on-mouse was last seen in Snow Leopard, it's been keyboard-only for some years now.

If your Mac-top is one of the New Breed (ie. it has a T2 chip) you can only wake a sleeping clam-book with a directly-connected (can't be in a hub) USB keyboard or a previously-paired Bluetooth keyboard.

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    Please make your answer stand on its own, without referring to a different answer. There might be multiple answers over time, so any reference is difficult anyway. – nohillside Sep 8 at 17:28

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