Target display mode without apple keyboard.

Dec 27, 2014
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Dec 26, 2014 10:29 PM
For Christmas I was given an easy switch Logitech keyboard. It works great for switching the keyboard between devices. Primarily it'll be connected to a 2011 iMac. Sometimes I like to put the iMac in Target Display Mode and extend my 2011 macbook pro screen. When I do that I want to type Command +F2 on the Logitech, enter TDM, and then toggle the bluetooth keyboard over to the macbook.

The problem is I can't figure out how to enter Target Display Mode without an Apple keyboard.

I found a program that would detect when the thunderbolt cable was connected and switch it. The issue with that is it requires an Apple keyboard be plugged or connected via bluetooth still, which negates the purpose of the new keyboard.

Is there an automator script, or apple script method to toggle this on? If not is there any other solutions? I would like to be able to put the apple keyboard away for less desk clutter.


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