May 12, 2008 Yes, you can share a bluetooth keyboard and mouse with two Macs. Here's how you do it. First, you need to pair the bluetooth mouse and keyboard with both Macs. Unless both Macs are laptops, you'll need a wired mouse to do this. Arteck-best mouse and keyboard for mac mini. It can be hectic to find suitable mouse.
Sometime a Mac can't pickup the connection of a bluetooth keyboard or mouse is normal. Whatever your Mac is brand new or not.
I will do the following if the brand new Mac can't pickup the bluetooth connection, but make sure the bluetooth keyboard and mouse is not yet paired with other computer, that means you have to un-pair the keyboard and mouse from your MacBook before you perform the follow step:
- Switch off the Mac
- Switch off the Keyboard and Mouse which not yet paired with other computer, remove its battery, and re-install the battery after 10 seconds
- Switch on the Keyboard and Mouse first, make sure both devices have a green light flashes (the light flashed at intervals, like a pulse **...**...sorry my poor English), that means the devices is discoverable.
- Switch on the Mac asap if all the bluetooth keyboard and mouse is ready, and let the Mac pair both device (according the screen instruction)
If the method still doesn't work, the worst case is: i'm afraid you have to connect wired keyboard and mouse to finish the Setup Assistant, and pair both bluetooth devices by Bluetooth Preferences. Once both bluetooth devices connected, disconnect wired keyboard and mouse.
Apple Bluetooth Keyboard And Mouse
May 15, 2011 7:07 PM
First, you need to pair the bluetooth mouse and keyboard with both Macs. Unless both Macs are laptops, you'll need a wired mouse to do this. Once both Macs have been paired with the mouse and keyboard, you need a way to switch from one Mac to the other. The basic process is to turn off bluetooth on the Mac you're switching from, and activate the mouse and keyboard with the Mac you're switching to.
For instance, suppose the mouse and keyboard are currently paired with your MacBook, and you want to pair them with your iMac. Follow these steps:
1. On the MacBook, disable bluetooth
2. On the iMac, enable bluetooth
3. Click the mouse and type on the keyboard to connect them to the iMac
The catch is that you'll need to keep a wired mouse available to enable bluetooth on the iMac/Mac Pro/Mac Mini in step 2. So here's a clever variation: add a step 4 where you automatically re-enable bluetooth on the MacBook.
The way to do this is to download the blueutil utility from www.frederikseiffert.de. With this, you can create a very simple Automator action around the following shell script:
Run that utility on the computer you want to switch from, and you're ready to go! I would still keep a wired mouse available in case there is a glitch, but this should handle it. Enjoy!
Bluetooth Keyboard And Mouse For Macbook Pro
Jun 6, 2008 3:47 PM