06-07-2011 01:45 PM
Hi I have recently purchased a Di Novo Edge Mac Edition and installed the latest Logitech Control Center software on my OSX 10.6 iMac system)
However, I am unable to activate the Target Display Mode (to switch to Display Port input) using the Command + F2 key combination.
Since I bought this keyboard specifically because it claims to enable the Mac hotkeys, I would really like to know how to enter Target Display Mode.
Thanks very much.
06-09-2011 10:32 AM
Some older Apple keyboards and keyboards not made by Apple may not allow the Command + F2 key combination to toggle display modes. You should use an aluminum wired or wireless Apple keyboard to toggle Target Display mode on and off.
More information here:
06-09-2011 06:13 PM
Hi thanks for the reply Cintech,
I already know that I can use the Apple keyboard to activate Target display mode. My question is how to use the Di Novo Edge Mac edition to do the same.
Basically I have purchased the Mac Edition of the Di Novo Edge so that I can replace the Apple Keyboard with a keyboard of superior build quality. I am sure that Logitech did not intend for users to have use the original Apple keyboard alongside the Di Novo Edge Mac. Otherwise it beats the point of buying the Di Novo Edge Mac Edition in the first place.
Since the Mac Edition which advertises to work with Apple keyboard shortcuts, I believe Logitech should support the Command + F2 function. Please help me move this request to the Logitech developers for a driver update or temporary work around.
09-05-2011 01:35 PM - edited 09-05-2011 01:37 PM
Has there been any response from the development team from on this issue? Hopefully the engineers are at least aware of the issue and are working on something.
Some official response from Logitech would be nice, rather than just leaving it hanging...
09-22-2011 02:43 PM
Have you resolved your issue? I'm personally trying develop an AppleScript (or if necessary an XCode app) which performs the CMD-F2 so then it can simply be a click away.
03-05-2012 11:10 AM
The support team is really doing a bad job. I can't imagine the support specialist would ask the customer to use the original apple keyboard instead of helping to solve the problem. I have the same problem after buying that Di Novo Edge keyboard. Trying to find a solution here and found this post. This is really disappointed, not only because can't find a solution, but also the service of such a big company. I think CajunAzn should file a complaint.
03-05-2012 03:34 PM
It would be nice to have some official response from Logitech, but I'm starting to think they consider this an 'obsolete' product. It's a shame given that this is the a premium product, you would expect at least some statement that they are aware of the problem.
@mike95: Have you made progress with your script? I've also read about trying to do this via xcode, but I believe it a driver level command that isn't part of xcode. I wonder if there might be some way to emulate a apple+F2 bluetooth signal.
Best of luck everyone!
04-21-2012 12:27 PM
I've spent several hours looking for a way to enter Target Display Mode using the Logitech K750 keyboard, which has been great up until now. Surely there must be a way to invoke Command+F2, but I haven't found it.
Logitech: Please respond!
07-31-2012 07:54 PM
I had posted my own question - same problem, different keyboard. I updated my own question with the following. Posting here as well as my search brought me to this page and I figure it'll bring others as well. This works for me... hope it helps/works for you...
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 10:09 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.