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Dumb question - Apple Keyboard


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Can I use an apple wireless keyboard on a KVM switch and will that keyboard work for my PC? Or should I just keep my old wireless keyboard attached to my pc and get the apple wireless for my laptop?

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The Apple wireless keyboard uses Bluetooth. It has to be "paired" with a single machine. (Pairing involves exchanging a "key" to create a secure connection between the computer and device.)

If your PC has Bluetooth, you could theoretically use the Apple keyboard, but you'd have to "re-pair" it every time you switched computers. You couldn't use a KVM to do that, and it would almost certainly be more frustrating than it'd be worth.
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This is exactly the feedback I wanted! Thanks!
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