Mini Does Not Pair With Logitech Mouse on WakeUP

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Hrothgar, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Hrothgar macrumors 6502

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    2015 Mini running 10.11.6.
    Logitech MK Anywhere 2 mouse.

    Often, when the Mini "wakes up", it does not pair with the mouse. I need to open up my laptop, share screen, then open bluetooth preferences on the mini to get it to pair with the mouse.

    Yes, under bluetooth preferences, I've checked all three boxes, so the Mini should search for the mouse when it wakes. It doesn't.

    Is there a fix for this? Is it a Mini problem or a Mouse problem?

    Also - I'm using a Logitech bluetooth keyboard -- that does pair. Is there any way to use the keyboard to open up bluetooth preferences? none of the buttons acts to "click" the menu items.
     
  2. Kaida macrumors regular

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    hmm i have the mx anywhere 2 too and 10.12.1 can't even see the mouse on BT. I use the USB dongle that comes along with it and not BT.
     
  3. Hrothgar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm using the dongle in my 2011 laptop, which doesn't have the necessary hardware for a direct bluetooth connection.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    If you have an available port, use the USB method of connection.
    It just works better...
     
  5. gpspad macrumors 6502

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    I am pretty sure logitech anywhere mice are propiertery and do not function as a stand alone bluetooth device. You need to use the dongle the mouse comes with.

    To make things worth, the mini has really bad USB3 shielding, so USB3 ports interfere with logitech and bluetooth mice. My apple bluetooth devices get less interference than the logitech stuff, but I still notice some problems even with apple bluetooth devices. My apple bluetooth keyboard would get random gibberish when waking up and needed to be reset. I went though three keyboards and never solved the problem.

    If you have an apple monitor your best bet is to move any logitech dongles to the usb2 ports on the monitor and away from the USB3 ports. This is a well known issue, a little searching and you will find info on it.
     

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