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Old Mar 13, 2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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How to disable Apple remote on IMac?

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I have a TV and Apple TV2 in our spare bedroom, my wife just moved her IMac back in there as well. Every time I use the Apple remote to control the ATV2 is also controls the Imac (Not the Media Server). Is there someway to disable the IMac from seeing the Apple Remote?

I have looked through all the menus but I must be overlooking this feature somewhere.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 07:04 PM   #2
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not in front of a mac right now but I'm pretty sure this option is under 'sharing' in System Preferences
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 07:05 PM   #3
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In the Security System preference, on the general tab, check "Disable Remote control infrared Receiver"...
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 07:10 PM   #4
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http://gigaom.com/apple/disable-apple-remote-control/
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 07:10 PM   #5
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Well intead of disabling remote on imac, you can make apple remote only working for certain device, if i recall correctly. When the iMac turned off (so it doesnt accept IR signal) and apple tv turned on, you direct the remote to apple tv, then press menu + >> (fast fwd button) altogether fOr about 5 secs

This way, you paired the remote only to apple tv. To undo the pairing, press menu + << for another 5 secs so it can be used on other apple device again.

But if you prefer disabling the ir receiver on imac itself, then it's up to you
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 07:24 PM   #6
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In the Security System preference, on the general tab, check "Disable Remote control infrared Receiver"...

Thank you it worked like a charm.
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Old Jul 9, 2011, 08:11 PM   #7
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I just tried this and I am still having the Mac either go into FrontRow or interact with iTunes. I have disabled the setting in security, disabled the keyboard shortcut and unpaired the remote.

Anything else I can try?
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