If you are like me, you sometimes turn your Apple Magic Mouse off when leaving your computer unattended for a while. The problem is that sometimes it does not seem to want to connect again when you turn it back on. What to do? Without a mouse, how do you open the mouse preferences to reconnect?
One option is obviously to attach some other kind of pointer - a trackpad or USB mouse - and use this. But (a) you might not have one to hand, and (b) that’s rather labour intensive. So, instead, use the keyboard shortcuts:
1. In Finder (use
cmd+tab to cycle through to Finder if other applications are open), use
shift+cmd+a to open the Applications folder.
2. Select System Preferences using the arrow keys. You might need to
tab into the window first. Hitting
t will jump you to the first T… application, then just use the up arrow.
3. Open System Preferences with
tab to enter the Search box and start typing mouse. The Mouse icon will get highlighted. Hit
enter to open.
5. After a few seconds of looking, your bluetooth mouse should be found. Hit
enter to connect. Job done!