Mac Bluetooth Keyboard?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by nylon, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Does anyone know if the Mac Bluetooth Keyboard is useable during bootup.

    For example if I wanted to boot off the CD by hitting 'C' (I think) on the keyboard while powering on the mini would the keyboard be functional before the OS was loaded?

    Thanks, I just need to weigh my options.
  2. macrumors 604


    Nope, Bluetooth doesn't get "turned on" until the OS actually starts to load. So you'll need a wired keyboard to input any startup commands.
  3. macrumors 68000


    I'm not sure if this is still true, as you can buy a Mac with only BT peripherals now.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    This is a major problem if you can't. Here's a scenario:

    1. You only have the Mac Bluetooth Keybaord and/or Mouse.
    2. You want to install a new hard drive and/or do a clean install of an operating system (eg: Tiger when it is released).


    If the wireless keyboard and mouse do not work during boot then you are unable to perform these funtions.

    I hope there is someone out there that can test this out.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Yes you can use a bluetooth keyboard during startup.I just restarted my powerbook in safe mode from several feet away. :)
  6. macrumors 68020


    I think one of the recent OS upgrades enabled the use of BT keyboards during boot up.

    10.3.5 or 6 i think.

    Anything earleier and yes you would have some fun playing around.

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