HT2845: Bluetooth: How to set up your Apple Wireless Mouse or Magic TrackpadLearn about Bluetooth: How to set up your Apple Wireless Mouse or Magic Trackpad
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 6:41 AM (in response to halcal)
To turn it off, hold the power switch for 5 seconds. Tap the power switch once to turn it on.
To prevent the trackpad from connecting with the iMac, unpair it from the iMac in System Preferences > Bluetooth > highlight the trackpad in the list > press the "-" icon below the list.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 11:58 AM (in response to captfred)
Thank you for the info, I have now unpaired the trackpad from the iMac.
With respect to turning it off, if you put the laptop to sleep (instead of shutting it down) the trackpad stays on unless you disconnect it first. Once you have disconnected it, then holding the power button for 5 seconds will turn it off.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 10:41 PM (in response to halcal)
Well yes, the trackpad would be supposed to stay on when your system is in sleep mode. Otherwise, how else would you wake it up with the trackpad?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2012 8:03 AM (in response to halcal)
I leave my mouse and trackpad on all the time, even when the Mac is powered off. They enter a "low power" mode so it uses little power when not in use.
The only time I power them off is to change batteries.