Startup Options with Bluetooth Keyboard

seanf

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I've read conflicting reports regarding specifying startup options (e.g. holding the command key whilst booting) using the Apple bluetooth keyboard. This does not work for me and I always have to use a USB keyboard, but I have seen people say it does work with 10.4.something onwards.

Can anyone confirm if this is possible? I have a Mac Pro if that makes any difference.

Sean :)
 

NATO

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Feb 14, 2005
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Does your Mac Pro have built-in Bluetooth? If so, an Apple Wireless Keyboard should work when booting the system, however I have yet to actually try this myself. A USB bluetooth adapter won't work as it isn't initialised until much later in the boot process.
 

seanf

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NATO said:
Does your Mac Pro have built-in Bluetooth? If so, an Apple Wireless Keyboard should work ...
It does, but the Apple Wireless keyboard doesn't work until I'm well past the boot options stage.

Sean :)
 

xUKHCx

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With my iMac G5 i could do all the boot options. One annoying point was i could get it into single user mode but then couldnt do anything when i was there.
 

MacBoobsPro

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xUKHCx said:
With my iMac G5 i could do all the boot options. One annoying point was i could get it into single user mode but then couldnt do anything when i was there.
Doesnt Sinle User mode block certain drivers? That might be why!