How do I pair an Apple remote to my Mac?

Pairing allows you to set up your computer so that your presentation can be controlled only by your remote control. If you don’t pair your computer and your remote control, someone else using a different remote control could manage your presentation. For example, someone in the audience could use their remote control to fast forward to the end of your presentation.

  1. For Tiger and Leopard, place your Apple Remote Control 2 to 3 inches away from the Macintosh computer that you will be using to make the presentation, and then point the remote control at the Apple logo on the front of your Macintosh computer.
  2. On the remote control, press and hold the Menu and Next/Fast-forward buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds.The remote control is now paired with your computer (you will see a chain-link style lock).

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