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Bluetooth Mouse Issue on Two Laptops

  1. #1

    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Bluetooth Mouse Issue on Two Laptops

    I primarily use two computers, a personal HP Envy laptop and a Surface Pro 3 for work. Both run Windows 8.1 Pro. Because the SP3 only has one USB port, I decided to get a Bluetooth mouse, the Microsoft Sculpt Comfort.

    It works great, aside from one major issue. Anytime I switch to the other computer, I have to re-pair the device. It will not work automatically. Once I pair it again, it works fine, until I decide to use it on the other computer.

    Now, I'm not trying to use it at the same time on both. Let's say I use the SP3 during the day, then later at night, I'll put away the SP3 and boot up my personal laptop. I'll turn off the mouse and turn it back on. I tried removing the batteries and putting them back in.

    Are Bluetooth mice only capable of storing pairing data with one computer at a time, where it needs to be re-paired each time that device changes?

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  2. #2

    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,584
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)

    As far as I know the answer is yes, one device at a time. My solution is to own 1 Bluetooth mouse per machine, so I own 4 of the MS Sculpt Comfort mice.

    I have a Bluetooth keyboard that specifies that it can be paired with 6 devices at the same time. Once paired, you press "FN" and the number 1-6 to switch to the desired device. The keyboard also has a touchpad. Here's a link if you're interested: IOGEAR - GKM611B - Multi-Link Bluetooth Keyboard with Touchpad
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  3. #3

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    From my experience you can pair a mouse to only one device at a time. Haven't searched to see if there are models that can be paired to more than one device.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    It sounds like that may be the issue, then. Thank you for the answers. I'll probably just be buying a second mouse and expensing it to use solely with my SP3.
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