Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro 3' started by Lafayette, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Lafayette

    Lafayette New Member

    May 22, 2015
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    My Device:
    SP3; Win 8.1 i5 CPU, keyboard attachment, and docking station. IN Power Saver mode.

    Plugged in all the time. (well, 95% of the time)

    Initially, when I put the keyboard 'up', the SP3 appeared to sleep. Perhaps it did not.

    I needed to input my password to waken or have access to the SP3.

    So, I was playing around with the Power Options (I'm learning about this device still a few months into it) and went to Chose what closing the lid does.

    I clicked on Chose what closing the lid does options and noticed that all the drop down options were then blank.

    I clicked on the drop-down button (mistake?) and then there were three options for the plugged in mode:
    Do Nothing, Hibernate and Shut Down.

    I chose Hibernate since Sleep was not then an option. Hibernate took / takes longer to start up again.

    Was the SP3 sleeping previously, prior to Fi-didleing with Power Options, when I closed the lid, so to say, or put 'up' the keyboard?

    I then noticed after disconnecting the keyboard and rebooting (had read somewhere this reverts SP3 with keyboard to default keyboard mode) and poof:

    Sleep became an option in Power Options and was defaulted to all four situations:

    for Battery and for Plugged In,

    1) When I press the Power Button (SLEEP)
    2) When I close the lid (SLEEP)

    SLEEP was showing as the selected option.

    I touched nothing, and SLEEP seems to be occurring again, as I prefer it.

    A neat thing I seemed to have learned.

    Sleep is a default function.
  2. sharpuser

    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 20, 2013
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    Surface Book
    Sleep is also my default function. [​IMG][​IMG]

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