Turning on Bluetooth (without using a mouse)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by novemberlima, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2007
    Hi all,

    Most of us know, people are capable of stupid things. I, am no exception. Today I managed to accidently turn off bluetooth on my brand new iMac, leaving my wireless mouse useless. Seeing as how I don't have a WIRED mouse, I am at a loss to figure out how I can activate bluetooth again.

    Is it possible to cycle through menus using keys on the keyboard? Is there a keyboard shortcut?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    And yes, I haven't been around Macs for long.
  2. macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Control (ctrl key) = ^

    ^F2 to highlight the :apple: in the upper left corner
    press return
    down arrow to System Preferences
    press return
    ^F2 and right arrow to View
    press return
    down arrow to bluetooth
    press return
    ^F5 to move focus to the window
    tab until you are over Turn Bluetooth On button (blue halo around button)
    press the spacebar
  3. macrumors 68000


    Aug 18, 2008
    At the bend in the river
    Any word on what the key commands are in Yosemite?

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