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Hotkey mode I have a Macbook Pro for computer 1 and a Dell desktop for computer 2. Everything is set up correctly and works, except I can't toggle between computers.I use a wireless Microsoft keyboard for mac. I have tried the hold clear, -, thing and it doesn't work. any tips?

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    I have exactly the same issue with the only difference is I am using a kensington Slimblade keyboard

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    Same issue here. Have to shut down and restart computers to switch between the two.

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This just worked for me. Using your PC keyboard, boot up to the PC first and then power up your mac. Hit the scroll lock twice and IMMEDIATELY hit enter. You have to go fast- click-click-click with no hesitation and it works great. I still can't toggle the hot keys to set up my mac keyboard, which I prefer using, but I'm assuming it takes the "right" timing on the keys. I'll keep trying.

Good luck!

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Using a microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse.mouse ok,keyboard stuck in hotey mode.uninstalled and installed software and even restored pc.stll dont work.any ideas?

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Toggling between the computers using the GCS632U? All you have to do is to quickly press the Scroll Lock button twice.

Holding down the Clear key and the minus sign, that is for invoking the hotkey mode. These steps should be done if your keyboard does not have a Scroll Lock button.

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Not sure what key combination can affect those settings.
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