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How to send keystrokes to Universal control

For testing purposes, I need to send keystrokes to my iPad. Using Universal control, I am able to press a key with my keyboard connected to my mac and it will register on the iPad. However using an ...
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Is there any way to trick universal control to redirect keyboard input to Mac #2 after using a script to move mouse from Mac #1 to Mac #2?

I want to be able to move the cursor to my other computer using a hot key when using Universal Control. So I devised a hack for tricking Universal Control into giving the other computer mouse control. ...
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Best network practice for continuity, handoff, camera, clipboard, universal control, etc? [troubleshooting]

What settings, debugging steps, and troubleshooting workarounds should I apply in setting up my home network for continuity/handoff features?
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MacBook connected to the iMac keep on disconnecting

Setup I've got an iMac on Ventura 13.5 with a connected Magic Mouse and a Magic Keyboard. I am sharing the Magic Mouse and the keyboard with another Mac (Ventura 13.5). The two devices are a foot ...
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Why will the iPad not auto-lock and turn its screen off after the set time has expired?

The iPad's auto-lock settings are set to 5 minutes. Running iOS 16.5. For some reason the iPad does not auto-lock after 5 minutes of inactivity. Reboots did not help. (I thought it was a localized ...
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Automatically "link keyboard and mouse" to iPad with Universal Control?

Universal Control can "Link keyboard and mouse" to an iPad, which just controls the iPad with the keyboard and mouse that are already assigned to your Apple computer. This is different than &...
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How to connect Mac Mini and Macbook through Universal Control when one is connected through ethernet and the other on Wifi?

I used to connect both through Wifi, and it worked like a charm, but the Wifi was unstable on the Mac Mini. Now I connected the Mac Mini through ethernet but cannot combine both through Universal ...
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Universal Control stops working

So I set up 2 MacBooks and Universal control works fine. But time passes, I turn on computers with the same setting and everything, but Universal Control doesn't work till I restart both of them. What ...
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In Universal Control, is there any way to switch focus from macOS to the iPad with a keystroke, rather than having to push through with the mouse?

In Universal Control, in order to start writing on my iPad, I have to switch focus by selecting something with the mouse, then the keyboard keystrokes will be sent to the iPad. In order to switch back,...
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Is there a way to programatically detect Universal Control monitors and arrange displays?

I've been trying to find a way to programatically detect and script Universal Control. (Some background: imagine you have two Macs—call them A and B—both hooked up to external displays over USB-C to ...
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Universal Control working intermittently between two Macs running macOS 12.6

I’m using a 14” M1 MacBook Pro and an Intel Mac mini, both running macOS 12.6, with Universal Control enabled so that I can share an external Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse between both Macs. The ...
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Re-installing Mac OS on Macbook Pro kills Universal Control on Mac Mini [duplicate]

I've been having issues with universal control being intermittent between a Macbook Pro and 2 iPads. I thought maybe there is an issue with one of my devices, so I purchased a Mac Mini M1 16GB. This ...
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Universal control not working on two MacBook Pro's

I may be misunderstanding how Universal Control works/what it's meant to do, so hopefully this isn't a dumb question - but I think that I should be able to use my keyboard and mouse to control two ...
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Universal Control Stops Working after putting iPad to sleep (12.5)

Universal Control has always been extremely glitchy for me, sometimes it works great a week, other times it flat out refuses to show up at all. I recently managed to get it working by factory ...
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Universal Control Stopped Working (12.5)

Every update Universal Control stops working. There is another thread here: Universal Control Stopped Working (12.4) Trying the usual steps: Creating another admin user on mac Booting in safe mode ...
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Shortcuts to make it easier to change between Sidecar and Universal Control in Monterey and iPadOS?

Currently I don't see a quick way to flip between using an iPad as an additional display or in using Universal Control (controlling it with macOS keyboard and mouse) with the current tooling of macOS ...
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Universal Control: Mouse pointer keeps jumping back to computer 1 when working on computer 2

I've started using Universal Control to be able to switch between devices with just one mouse (MX Master 3) and without toggling on the mouse. This works fine as soon as I move the mouse pointer to ...
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Option “Automatically reconanect to any nearby Mac or iPad” cannot be turned on

On Universal Control settings on my Mac, the option named “Automatically reconnect to any nearby Mac or iPad” cannot be turned on. Even if I click the checkbox, it's immediately turned off again. ...
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Is Universal Control flaky for you between Intel Mac and M1 mac?

Computer A: intel imac, 2020, monterery 12.4 Computer B: m1, macbook pro, 2020, monterey 12.4 Computer C: ipad pro, 2017 I have universal control set up between these 3 machines. The Universal Control ...
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Script to add iPad as a linked keyboard/mouse?

I have 2 macbook pros in clamshell that I swap between using a KVM switch. I have to manually re-add my iPad as a linked keyboard/mouse every time I swap macs. Note that I can't enable "Push ...
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Universal Control Stopped Working (12.4)

I upgraded to 12.4, I had been using Universal Control between two MacBook Pros (Intel ones that are still new enough to support Universal Control) and it had been working great. But after upgrading ...
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How to remap keys when using Universal Control between two macs

Keyboard connected directly (Bluetooth) When using an external keyboard on my 16" 2019 MBP or 13" M1 MBP (both running macOS Monterey 12.3.1 build 21E258), connected directly with Bluetooth ...
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