Sleep? - Alienware Forum - Alienware Club - Dell Community


Alienware Club

Alienware Club
Share your Alienware experiences and join in the conversation with other Alienware users.


  • I don't seem to find the sleep button on the M11x, Is this some more of Dell's brilliance?  If there isn't one, any ideas how I can manually make it go to sleep with out closing the lid?


    Thanks for your help


  • What happens if you press the power button?  You should be able to configure the power button to put your laptop to sleep in the Power Options in the control panel.

  • On most laptops, you use a special Function (Shift like) key combo.

    Alienware Aurora-R1 ~ Intel i7-930 ~ 12gb ram
    NVIDIA GTX-1070 MSI Gaming-X 8gb 
    256gb Samsung 830 SSD / 1tb HDD ~ LG Blu-Ray ~ USB 3.0 PCIe
    Dell 24" UltraSharp u2410 LCD & Dell 20" LCD
    Windows-10 Pro (64bit)

    My Alienware Desktop General Hardware Troubleshooting

    Posting Tips:
    - Always provide machine make, model, specs and software versions.
    - Click the button if we answered your question.

    Registered Microsoft Partner
    & Apple Developer:

    Gaming when I'm not programming.

    I answer questions here, but
    I'm not a Dell employee.

  • unfortunately the m11x keyboard is different...  On the m17x suspend is FN-F1, on the m11x that's internal/external display...  It doesn't look like there is a dedicated sleep/suspend button.


  • Got it! Configured the power button to sleep and wake when pressed.  Holding the power button will still turn the computer off.