Pairing BT keyboard/trackpad to a monitor?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by macdot, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. macdot macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    Odd question, I know, but I have two computers that I use with an Apple Display. I also have a BT keyboard and trackpad that I only use when the computers are connected to the display. Is there any way (a USB dongle or something connected to the monitor) to have the keyboard/trackpad only work with whichever computer is connected to the monitor via USB? Thanks for any help.
  2. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
  3. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
  4. IGregory macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2012
    Just so that I understand, when the computer goes to sleep the keyboard lose connection to the other device or just to the computer? Thanks
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    The BT keyboard and trackpad connect to the computer, not the display. I'm not sure if there is something that you can connect to the display, but I don't think there is such product (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). I think using a wired keyboard and mouse plugged into the display will get you what you want.
  6. Swiss-G macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Not tried this myself but others have suggested pairing the BT keyboard and trackpad with both computers and simply toggle Bluetooth off on the computer you are not using and turn Bluetooth on on ther other. When you need to switch computers reverse the process.

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