Mouse and Keyboard keep getting"lost"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by LarcV, May 14, 2019.

  1. LarcV macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Seems to be persistent problem with wireless "magic??" keyboards and mice. Sometimes it "finds"it but other times only a reset return it. The "shift-option" move is not the answer. 2016 IMac
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    #2
    Get a wired keyboard and a Logitech wireless mouse with its own transmitter/receiver.
    They won't "get lost" on you. ;)
     
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 601

    velocityg4

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    #3
    Agreed. Although a wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse are just as good. I've never had any of them get lost from their Unify receiver. Plus unify works immediately on boot like a regular USB keyboard. Unlike Apple's Bluetooth options which sometimes won't connect until the OS starts to load.

    Have you tried an SMC and NVRAM/PRAM reset?
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063
     
  4. dwig macrumors 6502a

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    With recent macOS versions, if you don''t want your "pets" to get "lost" you need to put them on a leash, as Fishrrman suggests. Bypassing Bluetooth by using a Logitech wireless mouse, and possibly a companion Logitech wireless keyboard, is also a good option. Logitech's wireless tech is much more stable and reliable than the multipurpose Bluetooth.
     

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