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Old May 26, 2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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How to reconnect mouse after batteries fail?

I've got a Mighty Mouse, when the batteries die, and after I have put new ones it, it wont automatically connect back to it, I have to open up the bluetooth preferences box to get it to see it, which I have to do via a wired mouse

is there a keystroke or some such I can use to recognize the mouse quickly instead?
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Old May 26, 2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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Try turning the mouse off, then on. Try turning Bluetooth off, then on. Try logging out/in or rebooting.
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Old May 26, 2010, 02:35 PM   #3
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Try turning the mouse off, then on.
Doesn't work

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Try turning Bluetooth off, then on.
That works but I'm using a wired mouse to do it !! Hence my Q, is there a quick way to do it via the keyboard?


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Try logging out/in or rebooting.
Easier to stick with the wired mouse
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Old May 26, 2010, 02:37 PM   #4
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That works but I'm using a wired mouse to do it !! Hence my Q, is there a quick way to do it via the keyboard?
Easier to stick with the wired mouse
How often do you have to do this? I replace batteries in my mouse once every 3-5 months.
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Old May 26, 2010, 02:57 PM   #5
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How often do you have to do this? I replace batteries in my mouse once every 3-5 months.
What kind of mouse are you using? I would change the batteries in my wireless Mighty Mouse every three months or so. My Magic Mouse batteries need changing at least once a week (using rechargeables).

For the OP, I turn the mouse off, change the batteries, turn it back on & then click the mouse.
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Old May 26, 2010, 02:58 PM   #6
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What kind of mouse are you using?
Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX™
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My Magic Mouse batteries need changing at least once a week
OUCH!
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Old May 27, 2010, 03:18 AM   #7
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How often do you have to do this? I replace batteries in my mouse once every 3-5 months.
Sure its no biggie, I guess once every 4-6 weeks, but I just discovered the reason - Doh! Bluetooth on my iMac was not set up as discoverable how embarassing
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Old May 27, 2010, 09:01 AM   #8
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Sure its no biggie, I guess once every 4-6 weeks, but I just discovered the reason - Doh! Bluetooth on my iMac was not set up as discoverable how embarassing
Thanks for letting us know! Too many would just disappear without ever telling if or how they resolved it. Glad it's working for you now!
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Old Jan 22, 2011, 12:40 PM   #9
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For the OP, I turn the mouse off, change the batteries, turn it back on & then click the mouse.
Changing the batteries and turning it on did nothing. BUT, the click suggested here was the winner for me. One click and back it was!!
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 08:45 PM   #10
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Not to resurrect such an old thread, but the bluetooth on my mini is set to "discoverable" and it will not reconnect to the magic mouse after I replace the batteries. Frustrating!
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 08:04 AM   #11
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This has been a constant source of frustration... the indignity of plugging in a Microsoft mouse to enable the Apple one...

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Not to resurrect such an old thread, but the bluetooth on my mini is set to "discoverable" and it will not reconnect to the magic mouse after I replace the batteries. Frustrating!
If I had read PeggyD's reply more carefully the first time, I would not have found the same answer staring at me in the manual...:

"You may have to click your Apple Magic Mouse once to reconnect it with your Mac."

Doh!
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