Startup Options with Bluetooth Keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by seanf, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. seanf macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I've read conflicting reports regarding specifying startup options (e.g. holding the command key whilst booting) using the Apple bluetooth keyboard. This does not work for me and I always have to use a USB keyboard, but I have seen people say it does work with 10.4.something onwards.

    Can anyone confirm if this is possible? I have a mac pro if that makes any difference.

    Sean :)
     
  2. NATO macrumors 68000

    NATO

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    #2
    Does your Mac Pro have built-in Bluetooth? If so, an Apple Wireless Keyboard should work when booting the system, however I have yet to actually try this myself. A USB bluetooth adapter won't work as it isn't initialised until much later in the boot process.
     
  3. seanf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It does, but the Apple Wireless keyboard doesn't work until I'm well past the boot options stage.

    Sean :)
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    #4
    With my iMac G5 i could do all the boot options. One annoying point was i could get it into single user mode but then couldnt do anything when i was there.
     
  5. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Doesnt Sinle User mode block certain drivers? That might be why!
     

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