3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 1, 2012 3:27 AM by NathanL1192
dgm583 Level 1 Level 1

When I connect my Macbook Air to my iMac with Thunderbolt, I have to keep my Macbook Air open or else the iMac does not sense it. I've tried closing it to just use the iMac as the display, but then the iMac goes back to its regular screen. Also, I have to control everything from the MBA keyboard and touchpad- my iMac mouse and keyboard suddenly won't work. How do I fix this?

Solved by NathanL1192 on May 30, 2012 9:37 AM Solved

Hi there,

 

Apple outline the steps to do so in the link I've posted below. If you need help with any of them, just shout.

Using Mac in Clamshell

 

Have a nice day,

 

Regards,

 

Nathan

  • NathanL1192 Level 3 Level 3

    Hi there,

     

    Apple outline the steps to do so in the link I've posted below. If you need help with any of them, just shout.

    Using Mac in Clamshell

     

    Have a nice day,

     

    Regards,

     

    Nathan

  • dgm583 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the help. The article made a lot of sense, but I am hesitant to disconnect my keyboard and mouse (both wireless) from my iMac . I can't seem to find any other articles that tell me how to pair them back to my iMac without having an ADDITIONAL keyboard and mouse to turn on Bluetooth and pair them. Is there a simpler way to toggle back and forth between using them for my iMac and Macbook Air?

  • NathanL1192 Level 3 Level 3

    Hi there,

     

    I don't believe there is a way. You can submit feedback to Apple at apple.com/feedback

     

    Nathan