1. WildKarrde's Avatar
    So, turns out not having the capacitive windows button can be rather annoying after all. I often use by device in tablet mode for OneNote, or to reference Excel documents. To preserve my battery life, I of course have the screen turn off rather quickly, but as I found today, it's a complete pain in the butt to turn back on without the keyboard. Touching the screen with my finger or stylus does nothing, hitting the volume rocker does nothing, and hitting the power button puts the Surface in hybernate mode!

    How do you turn your device screen back on without the keyboard attached?
    11-09-2015 11:32 AM
  2. boltman2013's Avatar
    11-09-2015 12:08 PM
  3. WildKarrde's Avatar
    No offence, but did you even read my post?
    11-09-2015 12:48 PM
  4. boltman2013's Avatar
    No offence, but did you even read my post?
    On or wake = press and release power button on surface (yes I did)
    11-09-2015 01:10 PM
  5. WildKarrde's Avatar
    (Computer isn't in Sleep or Hybernate, Just Turning Off Screen)
    I don't want to turn the device on, the device is already on. I need a way to turn the screen back on. Hitting the power button turns the machine off, since it is already on.
    11-09-2015 01:12 PM
  6. Devhux's Avatar
    My Surface Pro 4 just turns on the screen when I press the power button (if the screen is off and the unit is running).

    No clue why yours is going to sleep, unless you've specifically told it to do so in your Power settings.

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    rhapdog likes this.
    11-11-2015 04:31 AM
  7. WildKarrde's Avatar
    I did tell it to go into hibernate mode when I hit the power button. So I guess it's probably going into hibernate, not sleep.
    11-11-2015 08:47 AM
  8. boltman2013's Avatar
    I did tell it to go into hibernate mode when I hit the power button. So I guess it's probably going into hibernate, not sleep.
    Do not use hibernate ever its inefficient (you are paging all contents of ram to ssd wearing it out and reloading it) . Either sleep (select) , connected sleep (normal shutdown) or off (Hold power button 20-30 seconds)
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    11-11-2015 06:05 PM
  9. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Do not use hibernate ever its inefficient (you are paging all contents of ram to ssd wearing it out and reloading it) . Either sleep (select) , connected sleep (normal shutdown) or off (Hold power button 20-30 seconds)
    lol what?
    I have disabled instant go and use hibernate just fine.
    11-14-2015 05:47 PM
  10. onlysublime's Avatar
    the power button turns on and off the screen for me.
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    11-14-2015 08:04 PM
  11. WildKarrde's Avatar
    the power button turns on and off the screen for me.
    How did you get it to do that?
    11-14-2015 11:54 PM
  12. ttsoldier's Avatar
    How did you get it to do that?
    Go into additional power options.
    On the left hand side - Choose what the power button does.
    Select turn of screen
    WildKarrde likes this.
    11-15-2015 12:51 AM
  13. WildKarrde's Avatar
    Go into additional power options.
    On the left hand side - Choose what the power button does.
    Select turn of screen
    Awesome, didn't even notice that before! That's the option I always wished I had on my SP2.
    11-15-2015 12:54 AM

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