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connect bluetooth mouse without a mouse?

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oliverj Calculating status...
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Nov 15, 2011 11:55 AM

I just got a bluetooth mouse, but i cant set it up because I can't get to the bluetooth menu in System Preferences.  How do I set up the mouse with only keyboard commands?  The Apple instructions only tell you how to set up a new mouse WITH a mouse... duh...

  • benjyhe Calculating status...
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    Mar 4, 2013 5:40 PM (in response to oliverj)

    For any future people looking at this, you can simplify this process using Spotligh:

     

    • CMD + Spacebar (opens Spotlight - Mac's search feature)
    • Type "Bluetooth" - use arrow keys to select Bluetooth with the heading system preferences (most likely the 2nd or 3rd option)
    • Continue from CMD + N as above

     

    This cuts out about the first half - additionally, using the keyboard to automatically open up spotlight and search for a program/file is often way faster than navigating to find it in everyday life too!

     

    (Another really useful command: CMD+W - close window or if browsing the internet close tab)

  • FranciscoKeepow Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2013 10:57 PM (in response to oliverj)

    I am sure a lot of people have not replied to this or mentioned anything, but thank you for answering your own question. Thought I was going to have to wait for my USB mouse to arrive from Amazon before I could finally test out my new Hybrid drive. Thanks a ton!

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