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  1. #1

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    Dec 27, 2010
    ATV3 Remote & my iMac
    When using the ATV3 remote to navigate settings on my TV it also controls the iTunes volume and tune selection on my iMac.
    My son's playing an online game on the iMac and I'm busy selecting songs and messing with the volume for him. He's about ready to throw something at me.

    As well as my macbook, I sometimes stream content from the iMac as well and don't really want to un-pair it.

    Is there a simple solution to this?

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    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.11, Mac Mini i5 (2014), iPhone6s, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, New AppleTV (4?)
    You pair the remote to a single device or you leave it open to work on all.

    But you can pair/unpaired at will so it's easy enought to chsnge
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2009
    Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10
    The other option you have if you don't want to use a remote at all with the iMac is to just disable the iMac from accepting commands from the IR remote.

    If you're using Lion, Go to:

    System Preferences -> Security & Privacy

    Make sure the page is unlocked
    Click the advanced button
    Select Disable Remote control Receiver

    You can always re-enable it when he's done playing games.
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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