New Mini with wireless Keyboard

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  1. OldITGeek, Sep 10, 2014
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    OldITGeek macrumors newbie

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    I am getting a new Mac Mini delivered this week and want to use a Bt wireless keyboard.

    Can I run the OS install with the keyboard or need to find a USB keyboard during the install of the OS
     
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    I had issues with trying that with only the Bluetooth keyboard so I got a cheap wired one and have it handy just in case for my MacMini. They are not expensive anymore
     
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    What OS are you installing on a new mini?
     
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    Not expensive is correct, especially if you check out the thrift stores, $2-$5...
     
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    I agree with talmy, you can do it with a Bt keyboard. It is great to have USB devices as backups but I did it with bluetooth only.

    You did not mention your mouse or pointing device. What do you plan to use?

    When I had a problem during installation I simply switched my pairing order. Instead of connecting the keyboard first I tried the Magic Trackpad and it worked. Then with the trackpad paired, the keyboard connected with no issues. :)
     
  7. OldITGeek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    latest OS X with server.

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    Thanks,

    I am using a trackball, as I will install Lightroom and Photoshop, for photo editing
     

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