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Whenever I connect a Bluetooth audio device I currently do

  1. Control Panel
  2. Bluetooth Devices
  3. Bluetooth Configuration
  4. Audio tab
  5. Connect

Which is a bit of a pain. The best I've managed to do is to have a shortcut on the desktop directly for step 2.

Isn't there a faster way?

Best would be to make Windows recognize when the audio device has been turned on and prompt for action, but I don't dream to get that far.

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When your bluetooth is truned on, you should see a Bluetooth icon on system tray. Click it and you should see the option "Allow a device to connect".. try it.. if doesn't work, the press "Show Bluetooth devices" then select device and connect.

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Yes, that reduces the needed clicks. Thanks – Vinko Vrsalovic Feb 20 '10 at 20:36

There's another shorter way,

Goto start menu and type bluetooth in the search box at the bottom of the start menu. Then a search result named "Change Bluetooth Settings" will appear. Drag it and Drop it on the desktop. It'll create a shortcut to the bluetooth settings dialog.

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When you have added a bluetooth device once, it should show up when you open / type: view devices and printers

Over there you can right click on your speaker / headset and click: Advanced Operation -> connect to audio device

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