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Candelair is an alternative driver for the built-in IR receiver as found in many Mac's today. It provides a clean, global fix for Apple Remote issues many users are experiencing with third party applications under Snow Leopard releases 10.6 and 10.6.1. It's based on Remote Buddy's driver and comes packaged in a preference pane that presents all remote control options at a glance. Candelair is a free download.


  • Global fix for Apple® Remote IR Receiver locking issues - as seen under OS releases 10.6 and 10.6.1
  • Pairing always available - remotes can be paired regardless of whether an more...

What's New

Version 1.12:
  • New: Retina support.
  • New: Internal info database updated with latest Mac models.
  • Enhancement: Also offers installation if no Apple IR receiver was found, but applications that can take advantage of other parts of Candelair are installed.
  • Enhancement: Incorporates the latest changes to its more...


  • OS X 10.4 or later
  • Mac with built-in Apple IR receiver

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Snoopy31415 Member IconReview+2

I mainly use apple remote when I watch a movie with VLC or when I give a presentation using OpenOffice.

Snow Leopard 10.6.1 launched itunes whenever I was using VLC, 10.6.2 OpenOffice just don't detect the remote anymore...

I was worry about security at beginning then I realized Candelair comes from the guys who make Remote Buddy so I decided to give it a try.

Candelair just worked flawlessly when I needed VLC or OpenOffice, the menu is simple but there is only one button I care about : Activate Leopard compatibility mode!

Then the Apple remote just works!

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Version 1.0.2
Solvseus7 Member IconComment+11

Too bad it doesn't work with Twisted Melon's Matra TR1 receiver. Been looking for a way to get rid of it's Mira software on my Mac Pro that never seems to work right and is crippled under Snow Leopard ($15 for nothing). I'll try it on my MacBook Pro though with it's built in IR.

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Version 1.0.2
Elan Feingold Member IconReview+2
Elan Feingold

This driver is excellent, and solves all the various problems that the Apple driver has on Leopard and Snow Leopard.

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Version 1.0.1
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Version 1.5.1
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Downloads 14,132
Version Downloads 674
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 11 Feb 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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