HT3887: Wireless input devices: Bluetooth frequently asked questionsLearn about Wireless input devices: Bluetooth frequently asked questions
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to Shrinkfit)
One problem is that these boot modifiers seem not to work with Bluetooth keyboards, as many users who hold down the modifier keys immediately at startup find that the Mac boots up normally, ignoring the modifiers. The solution is simple: wait to press the keys until you hear the startup chime, but before you see the spinning gear at boot. This allows the Mac to load the appropriate bluetooth drivers so that it can see the keyboard, but is early enough in the boot process that the keys aren’t ignored.
I copied this from somewhere, but I don't remember where!'09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2012 9:53 AM (in response to Dah•veed)
I found that posting too. I tried it a few times. I also tried the keyboard switch (hoping to acquire earlier). For both of them ...no joy.
Where it causes difficulty is when a new user (me) has just migrated a bunch of data over from an old PC ...but it did so in a NEW account which was password protected ...and I had no way to change that password unless I booted up with Command-R ...which doesn't work with a bluetooth keyboard.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2012 10:17 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Linc, thank you for your help.
Here is my diskutil list:
Jerrys-Mac-Mini:~ jdkalpin$ diskutil list
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.1 GB disk0
1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 499.2 GB disk0s2
3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Linc, not yet.
For getting around the unwanted password ...after migration... I have a workaround for that. I would post it for others if I knew where.
But sooner or later I will need to use 'Command-R' and I wish I could do so with my Apple standard bluetooth keyboard.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 2:53 PM (in response to Shrinkfit)
On my Mac Mini, with updated 10.7.5, I had the same problem. After reading this forum thread, it mentioned the Bluetooth keyboard light going out. I had to keep turning on the keyboard while holding down command+R keys and then it worked.