07-31-2012 11:14 AM
I have seen other posts, but no answers.
I'd like to be able to use my Logitech K750 keyboard as the only keyboard for my Mac, but it doesn't appear to support the Command-F2 sequence to toggle target display mode.
Is there a workaround? Some way to map the sequence to some other key? I'd even settle for some type of script our app (if such a thing could/would even work).
Feeback very much appreciated.
07-31-2012 07:52 PM
I have successfully implemented what I believe is a reasonable workaround. Here's what I did...
Purchased and installed Keyboard Maestro from Stairways Software.
Within Keyboard Maestro I created a new Macro in the Global Macro Group.
For "Triggered by any of the following:" I selected "This device key:" and then hit the mute button (i.e. F10) on my Logitech keyboard. Keyboard Maestro correctly captured this as "USB Receiver Mute".
For "Will execute the following actions:" I had Keyboard Maestro record my keystrokes and then I hit Command-F2 USING MY APPLE KEYBOARD. Keyboard Maestro captured this as Command-? (I'm sure the ? is just a place holder). It looks odd, but it works.
Now when I hit the mute button (F10) I can enter AND EXIT Target Display Mode from my Logitech keyboard.
I originally tried another key (F15), but that didn't work for me. It allowed me to enter, but not exit, Target Display Mode. I suspect that this is due to the fact that your Mac ignores most all of the keys on the keyboard when in Target Display Mode. However, I knew it still "listened" to the keys that control music playback. I selected mute as it was the least offensive to use. I haven't tried any others yet.
I hope that this helps someone else as this issue has bugged me for some time.
If you have a more elegant solution - PLEASE share.
07-31-2012 10:08 PM
Tunrs out the solution isn't perfect. After I took the batteries out of my Apple wireless keyboard, the mute/F10 trick on the Logitech keyboard stopped working. So, now I have the Apple wireless keyboard turned on, but not in use - the mute/F10 trick on the Logitech keyboard works again.
There must be a better way.