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  1. #1

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    Oct 18, 2009
    Bluetooth mouse can't be used for both mac users
    Me and my spouse use the same mac as two separate users.
    I recently purchased a Targus Bluetooth Mouse for Mac. I paired it successfully on my user account.
    The problem I have is when my spouse login as the other use, the mouse won't work. The cursor just sort of flicker and won't move. As far as I know it is paired properly in both user settings.
    How do I get the bluetooth mouse to work for both users??

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    I'm not sure you can pair it to both accounts at the same time on the same machine. I may be wrong about that, and if so, perhaps someone else can give you an idea on how to get it working for both accounts.

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    RavingMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 07, 2008
    In Denial
    16Gb Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G
    Very strange, after all wireless keyboards and mice or trackpads are almost the default now, and I've never seen this issue.
    Could it be the original setup/pairing was done in an account without Admin privileges?
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Nov 15, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    2.8 GHz 2008 MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 8+, 2015 iMac 16 GB 10.13 beta
    With my Apple BT keyboard, trackpads and mouse each shows up on all accounts (2 admin, 1 guest). Since I did the initial pairing in my admin account it shows with that name in all accounts.

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