Keyboard question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kgdg, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. kgdg macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2007
    Hi guys,
    I am about to order the new mini.
    Just had a quick question about the keyboard.
    I am going to be putting the mini next to my windows desktop.
    I want to be able to share the keyboard with both machines.
    My windows desktop doesn't have BT, the mini does.
    So if I get the Logitech Dinovo Edge for Mac keyboard, i know it will work out of the box with the mini.
    1) But I will have to purchase a USB-BT receiver for the windows desktop correct?
    2) So if above is correct, i suppose there shouldn't be any issues with pairing the dinovo edge up to both the mini and the windows m/c simultaneously?
    In other words, i should be able to change the input on the monitor to the mac and just continue using the keyboard on the mac and switch back to the windows without pairing/re-paring correct?
    3) I suppose any USB-BT receiver will work, i dont have to get the logitech version?

  2. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Do not think your idea would work.
    1) Doubt that the BT keyboard can be paired with 2 computers at the same time.
    2) If pairing with two receivers works, you would end up typing on both computers at the same time!
    I think you might have to look at a keyboard switch for help.
  3. capo64 macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2008
    If both computers will be connected to the same network simultaneously, check out Synergy:

    Cross-platform, open source application that allows you to share keyboards between multiple computers.
  4. wbtlevi macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2009
    Either get a USB KVM or use something like Synergy. Bluetooth can't be paired between two computers at the same time.
  5. kgdg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2007
    I know about Synergy, but if not via BT, how would I use the kb with the windows m/c even with Synergy? (I mean h/w wise, how would the kb connect to the windows m/c?)

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