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Can you have a mouse and touchpad running bluetooth at the same time?


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I am buying a new macbook air for work/home use. I do some work that mouse use is better for but I love the idea of how lion works, can i run a mouse and pad together?
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I run both the Magic Mouse and the Magic Trackpad. They work together with no problems.
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You just need to make sure the devices have unique names, if they are setup as mymouse and my trackpad or similar then all is good

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perfect...thats great to know
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Bluetooth has a "frequency-jumping" technology in it that prevents conflicts, even though it uses the same 2.4GHz frequencies that some kinds of Wi-Fi use. This same technology also protects multiple BT devices from conflicting with each other.
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Right now on my iMac I have a Wired Mighty Mouse plugged in, a Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad. Works great with all 3 turned on if I choose to do that. So yes, it will work.
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