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Old Feb 18, 2013, 03:14 AM   #1
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Pairing BT keyboard/trackpad to a monitor?

Odd question, I know, but I have two computers that I use with an Apple Display. I also have a BT keyboard and trackpad that I only use when the computers are connected to the display. Is there any way (a USB dongle or something connected to the monitor) to have the keyboard/trackpad only work with whichever computer is connected to the monitor via USB? Thanks for any help.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:01 AM   #2
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Don't know about your existing keyboard, but logitech has a keyboard that allows you to switch between 3 devices easily.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/produc...iphone?crid=26
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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Don't know about your existing keyboard, but logitech has a keyboard that allows you to switch between 3 devices easily.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/produc...iphone?crid=26
I own one. I wouldn't recommend. It takes like 15 seconds on the switch between, and frequently loses connection if the computer sleeps.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 02:31 PM   #4
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I own one. I wouldn't recommend. It takes like 15 seconds on the switch between, and frequently loses connection if the computer sleeps.
Just so that I understand, when the computer goes to sleep the keyboard lose connection to the other device or just to the computer? Thanks
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 02:56 PM   #5
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The BT keyboard and trackpad connect to the computer, not the display. I'm not sure if there is something that you can connect to the display, but I don't think there is such product (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). I think using a wired keyboard and mouse plugged into the display will get you what you want.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 02:22 PM   #6
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Odd question, I know, but I have two computers that I use with an Apple Display. I also have a BT keyboard and trackpad that I only use when the computers are connected to the display. Is there any way (a USB dongle or something connected to the monitor) to have the keyboard/trackpad only work with whichever computer is connected to the monitor via USB? Thanks for any help.
Not tried this myself but others have suggested pairing the BT keyboard and trackpad with both computers and simply toggle Bluetooth off on the computer you are not using and turn Bluetooth on on ther other. When you need to switch computers reverse the process.
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