hid compliant mouse properties> power management

i would like to enable my compumter to make my usb wireless mouse sleep to save power. my mouse does not have an on and off switch. it only shuts off when power to the usb is shut off then my mouse shuts off. the option to check the box is grayed out and uncheckable. is there a way to make it so i ca check the box?

toshiba satellite c855-s5134 windows 8.1




Apologize for the delay.


To use Registry Editor to disable the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power setting for a, follow these steps:

a.    Press Windows Key + R, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

b.    Locate and then click the following registry subkey:


c.    Click PnPCapabilities.

d.    On the Edit menu, click Modify.

e.    In the Value data box, type 24, and then click OK.
Note By default, a value of 0 indicates that power management of the network adapter is enabled. A value of 24 will prevent Windows 8 from turning off the device or let the device wake the computer from standby.

f.     On the File menu, click Exit.


Note: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.



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Last updated July 9, 2021 Views 8,314 Applies to: