Use of Apple remote in class

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gtvyt, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. gtvyt macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2010
    I'm sure this came up sometime I just didn't find it....

    While using the apple remote for presenting in uni class full of students with macs.... well, strange thing happened.
    Is there a way of making the remote working ONLY on my computer?

    Pairing make my mac to work with specific remote. I need my remote to work only with my mac and not others.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. gtvyt thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2010

    Thanks eternlgladiator, but this is not the problem. When I use the remote it affect hoer macs of students. imagine 8-10 macs start playing itunes....
    I need my remote to control my mac only! not others. The pairing you suggested is doing only half of the job by making my mac controlled by my remote.
    I need the other direction as well.
  3. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    They all need to disable IR reception altogether or pair with their own remotes.
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    You will have to buy a bluetooth remote such as the Targus Bluetooth Laser Presentation Remote.

    What you are asking is not possible with the Apple Remote. It is a simple infrared remote. Any devices that recognize the infrared patterns emitted by the remote will be affected. I had a Performa 6400 that would boot or shutdown whenever I pressed the power button on my Sony TV remote my only option was to tape over the IR receiver on my Performa to block the remote.
  5. Awjvail macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2010
    The mental scene I'm playing out right now is hilarious.

    But yes - you cannot lock it. It would be the same thing if you had two of the same TV sitting side by side. There is no way to lock one remote to one TV and one to the other... that is just the nature of the infrared tech.
  6. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    It is possible. Read the apple support page supplied above. Everyone should either pair with their own remote or disable IR.

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  7. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2010
    Twin Cities

    This is it. They shouldn't need their IR on. It does sound like a funny situation though.
  8. some1uDNTknow macrumors regular


    Sep 27, 2009
    United States
    Do you have an iPod Touch or an iPhone?
    If so, you could one of the those simple apps that allows you to control your mac through WiFi via your iDevice.

    Good Luck

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