Monday, 9 May 2011

Reconnect Mac OSX bluetooth mouse with just the keyboard

You might ask why you want to do this. Well it seems to be a common problem that the mac magic mouse keeps disconnecting at crucial moments and what ever you do it doesn't automatically re-connect. I wish apple would make the process of mouse disconnects "magical".

Anyway, if this does happen to you and you don't fancy a reboot follow these steps.

Type Command and space to bring up spotlight
Type mouse
In the list a item under the heading "System Preferences" called mouse should appear
Use the down key to get to it and hit Enter
The searching for mouse dialog should appear.
At this point turn the bluetooth mouse off and on. I think this puts the mouse in discovery mode
When found just hit Enter again

Volia - you should have a connected mouse


John Stevenson said...
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CoolFire said...

Thanks. It's quite a good solution to a problem that should never have existed.

Chris Herbert said...

Thanks for taking the time to post this. I was losing my mind.

Clinical Software Solutions said...

No problem Chris. I can't believe this problem even existed in the first place. For all the accolades of usability, Apple got this one very wrong.

tony-the-hitman said...

Thanks! By the way, it works the same with a Trackpad too. Just type in "trackpad' in spotlight and follow the same steps.