Mac Bluetooth Keyboard?

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

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    nylon

    #1
    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

    ravenvii

    #2
    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

    Veldek

    #3
    I'm not sure if this is still true, as you can buy a Mac with only BT peripherals now.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    nylon

    #4
    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).

    Problem:

    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

    Peterkro

    #5
    Yes you can use a bluetooth keyboard during startup.I just restarted my powerbook in safe mode from several feet away. :)
     
  6. macrumors 68020

    combatcolin

    #6
    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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