Select Bluetooth Menu with Keyboard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jetheat, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Jetheat macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2008
    Sometimes, my wireless mouse loses all connectivity and its wiped out from the iMac's paired devices.

    So I need to re-pair it but I can't do it easily when my mouse is not working.

    So how do I get to the bluetooth menu and then click on "Set up New Device" all with the keyboard?

    I've learned to move the mouse arrow with my keypad but how do I access the menu and button directly with keyboard shortcuts?

    Appreciate the help,

  2. wehokev macrumors member


    Oct 18, 2007
    To activate the Bluetooth Menu on the right side of the Menu Bar using a keyboard:

    1) Control+F8 --or-- Control+fn+F8
    2) Right arrow over to the bluetooth menu
    3) Down arrow to activate the bluetooth menu
    4) Use the up/down arrows and left/right arrow keys to do the stuff you want

    I use this technique when I have to change the batteries on my mouse. Enjoy.

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