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Is there any way to do this? I tried putting iMac 1 to sleep and waiting for the 2nd one to pick up the keyboard and mouse, but still "No keyboards have been found."

The 2nd one is, of course, the one I need to use with a few hours. I tried downloading certain programs listed in other answers, but they did not pick up iMac 2.

  • In the first Mac look in the BlueTooth preference panel. Does it list your keyboard there? With a little X on the right? What if you click that X? Can you then pair with the other Mac? – GEdgar Nov 11 '13 at 17:45
  • No, when I disconnect it, it pairs with the same Mac. If I put the first Mac to sleep, I can't get the 2nd one to notice the keyboard, as I've never configured a wireless keyboard with it before. – Jason C Nov 11 '13 at 18:14
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You'll also likely need to turn your keyboard off/back on and make it discoverable.

See:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1809

for a complete walk-through, but to be safe, turn off first mac, off keyboard, then back on while searching on the second Mac (using bluetooth control panel)

Alternately, instead of fully turning off the first Mac, you could just turn off its Bluetooth, which is much faster. But make sure you have a way to turn Bluetooth back on again—if you only have Bluetooth peripherals, this could be problematic.

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