Stop Apple Remote Controlling Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Markleshark, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Markleshark macrumors 603

    Markleshark

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    I have a Mac Mini and an AppleTV fairly close to each other, so when I use the Apple Remote to control the AppleTV, it sometimes controls the Mac Mini as well, which is annoying and I don't want.

    I never use the Apple Remote with the Mac Mini, so is there any way to make the Mac stop responding to the Apple Remote?

    Thanks.
    Mark.
     
  2. bsheridan macrumors 6502

    bsheridan

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    Yes its possible, go into system pref., then click on security. Down the bottom you can pair/unpair your remote with your macmini. When you do this its best to do it away from the apple tv console so as not to mess up the pairing/unpairing. Then its all set. When the macmini is paired with a remote, then your apple tv remote should control the mini.
     
  3. 119576 Guest

    119576

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    Alternatively, under system preferences and security; you can turn off the infrared receiver.
     
  4. Markleshark thread starter macrumors 603

    Markleshark

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    I just disabled the Infrared. Thank you both, I would never have looked under Security for the option. :D
     

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