Mac Thread, Bluetooth Mice and Keyboards... in Technical; Hello all!
We have a suite of iMacs here and they are driving me absolutely crazy. For whatever reason, they ...
27th September 2012, 12:02 PM #1
- Rep Power
27th September 2012, 12:12 PM #2
Could you not rename each of the keyboards / mice from within the bluetooth preferences to each machine name (so MAC001-Keyboard, MAC002-Mouse, etc). Then hopefully (and also turning off discovery). Also, once they're set up, in the Advanced settings on the Bluetooth Preferences, try turning off the "Open Bluetooth Setup Assistant at startup is no keyboard/mouse detected" as these options will hopefully stop the machines going "I CAN'T FIND MY KEYBOARD .. PANIC AND FIND ANOTHER FOR THE USER"
P.S. Agreed though, whoever made that order mad a big mistake .. I mean, wireless keyboards are great for personal use or tutor use, but for a whole suite?! GAH! lol ..
27th September 2012, 12:17 PM #3
Long term i would replace the lot with wired and make the money back selling the old ones on eBay.
27th September 2012, 04:09 PM #4
Could be the kids are just swapping the KBs/mice around to avoid doing work. No end of times I've been called out to find that the kid's turn the switch on the PSU off.
On the note of selling the old gear, that's a bit of a grey area for schools, our one in particular. Everything that's unwanted has to be "signed off" by a governor. Last time we tried to get rid of a box of quite litterally junk (borked keyboards etc.) we got told off!
27th September 2012, 06:10 PM #5
Meh .. sharpie on the base "MAC001-KEYBOARD" etc .. lol ..
Originally Posted by kirchie
Doesn't stop the swapping, but sorts out getting them back to the right machine .. lol ..
But ulimately, what @FN-GM said .. get them all wired, and check on what @kirchie said with regards to your school and selling ..
28th September 2012, 01:29 PM #6
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28th September 2012, 08:16 PM #7
Thankfully we only have the one recent iMac, ditched the godawful Magic Mouse straight away as it would have gone in someone's bag within a day. Just a shame the wired keyboards are so unbelievably expensive, and Windows ones aren't quite there. Not many (any?) third party Apple keyboards about!
28th September 2012, 08:36 PM #8
Seems to be, if I use my Magic Mouse on another Mac then it shows up as SoVeryAPT-Mouse so it might work ..
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