Saturn Keyboard - funny quirk!

doac00

Standard Member
Folks,

Wondering if anybody has experienced this and can help.

I have the excellent Saturn keyboard - I cannot emphasis how good this keyboard is for a HTPC build.

Anyway when I bring the HTPC out of standby and when it prompts for password to get into OS - I can readily use the keyboard mouse to point to the account and use the keyboard to enter the password BUT the password is always wrong so I can only assume the keyboard wakes up in the incorrect language or something (which I of couse cannot see or tell) - if I restart the HTPC is all comes back up and works fine - however I would prefert o standby the device not shut it down every time.

Any ideas, anyone?
 

Rambles

Distinguished Member
In the power settings remove the tick from 'request password when resuming from standby'
 

doac00

Standard Member
thanks - nice one - that would be perfect - can you set up the machine on power up to automatically come up with Media Centre without having to log onto the OS at all????

I have no need for this.
 

Rambles

Distinguished Member
Yes, there is a setting within MCE to start up automatically with windows.
 

nigelbb

Distinguished Member
You can use TweakUI to have Autologon at boot time too.

BTW My Saturn keyboard seems to eat batteries compared to other wireless keyboard/mouse combos which typically last 6 months or more whereas the Saturn lasts a couple of weeks. Is this normal?
 

nudge

Novice Member
mine eats batteries too. i use mine very little and always turn the off switch 'off' when i have finished with it. i am not convinced it turns everything off internally though as i have had two sets of batteries go flat when left in the keyboard for a fortnight unused. have gotten so fed up with putting new batteries in it i now take them out everytime i am finished with using it and pop them back in when i need to use it again. apart from that though it's a great little keyboard.
 

nigelbb

Distinguished Member
nudge said:
i use mine very little and always turn the off switch 'off' when i have finished with it.
Thanks for that. I hadn't noticed that there was a little on/off switch. I will give it a try & see if it improves my battery life. I have got a bunch of rechargeable batteries so they are probably a better option.

I guess battery consumption is a problem or there wouldn't be an on/off switch. The Microsoft wireless keyboard that I am typng this on hasn't had new batteries since I got it 9 months ago & it has no on/off switch.
 

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