Pairing BT keyboard/trackpad to a monitor?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by macdot, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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  3. macrumors 68020

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    IGregory

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    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
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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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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    Swiss-G

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    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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