Shut off iMac remote control

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  1. kjdenison macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Is there any way to shut off the infared sensor on an iMac? I am using an Apple TV and my room is small enough that everytime i use the remote it changes stuff both on my imac and apple tv at the same time.
  2. WillJS macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2007
    Pairing your remote with your Mac I'd recommend this.. only one remote will work wth the Mac., and one with the Apple Tv

    Get extra close to your Mac (about 3 or 4 inches away).
    Point the remote at the Apple logo on the front of your Mac.
    Press and hold the Menu and Next/Fast-forward buttons simultaneously on the remote for 5 seconds.
    Your Apple Remote is now paired with your computer. You can tell the remote is paired because you will see a chain-link style lock.

    To delete a pairing between the remote and your Mac, open System Preferences, click Security, and then click Unpair in the Security pane. (You may have to enter your Administrator password to make changes in the Security pane.)

    Turning off infrared reception

    You can use the Security pane in System Preferences to turn the infrared ("IR") reception on your Mac off (or back on). To do this:

    From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
    Click Security to display the pane.
    Select the "Disable remote control infrared receiver" checkbox.

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  3. kjdenison thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2003
    Chicago, IL

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