A short range wireless protocol used by various devices, such as cell phones, wireless headsets, mice and keyboards.

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Disable bluetooth control dialog from popping up when a track change occurs?

I use a wired set of headphones when I have my laptop docked and connect to my phone using the Bluetooth audio sink in order to play music. This all works great, I just open the device profile and ...
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Is it possible to sequentially use one bluetooth keyboard with two Windows PCs?

I do have one bluetooth keyboard that I would like to sequentially use with two laptops. I can pair it to both laptops with the same key, but it still only works with the laptop I last paired it to. ...
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Bluetooth pairing on the command line in Ubuntu 11.10

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and try to connect to a Bluetooth device from the command line but I always need to enter the PIN in a graphical dialog box. The commands I use: root@ubuntu:~# hcitool scan ...
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Bluetooth audio sink

I have a Belkin Music Receiver that acts as an audio sink. It works great with my Android but I'd also like to play through my PC. The device has paired and shows in my devices list but not in my ...
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How can I uninstall Broadcom Bluetooth software that won't disappear in Windows XP?

My situation is similar to this question for Windows 7, except my OS is Windows XP SP3. I have recently realized I made the mistake of buying a Bluetooth adapter and installing the Broadcom/Widcomm ...
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What software can listen to a Bluetooth audio stream?

I have an android smartphone that streams audio via Bluetooth. I want to play that audio via a PC running Windows Vista. What software would you recommend to install on the PC side?
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Using keyboard attached to PC or Mac as Bluetooth keyboard for iPad?

I would like to use my computer keyboard (USB) as a Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad, while I am using it with my computer. I was hoping their was an "app for that" that I could run on either Mac or ...
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What can I do with bluetooth connection between Mac Book Pro and iPod Touch?

First time apple computer owner here, and also first time bluetooth-anything user. I have a 2nd gen iPod Touch and established a bluetooth connection with my new mac book pro. But, it wasn't clear ...
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Make Windows 10 Recognize Bluetooth Dongle as Bluetooth?

I stumbled across a six pin header on my motherboard designed for an internal Bluetooth module that uses USB protocols to communicate, and ended up making the actual cable that allowed me to place the ...
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how to play audio from android to Windows 8.1 PC over bluetooth?

I am looking for a way to stream any audio from any app or music source from my samsung galaxy s4 to my windows 8.1 computer. All suggestions in similar threads did not work. I can only stream music ...
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How can I toggle Bluetooth on and off via a shortcut or script in Windows 8.1?

Before upgrading to Windows 8.1 I used the bluetooth icon in the notifications area to turn bluetooth on and off. Now, in Windows 8.1 it requires about 6 clicks to get this job done through the new ...
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Why won't some Bluetooth keyboards pair in Windows 8.1?

I've got three different Bluetooth keyboards that I use on my Windows 8.1 PC. Apple Wireless Keyboard Logitech K810 Generic knockoff version on an Apple Wireless Keyboard by iClever I've been ...
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Broadcom 43142 Bluetooth not working

I am using a Lenovo B590 running Debian Jessie ❆ ~ け (ke) ➭ lsusb Bus 004 Device 004: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader Bus 004 Device 003: ID 2516:0004 Bus 004 Device 002: ID ...
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Pairing Bluetooth device with PIN fails

I'm trying to pair my old BlackBerry 8310 to my Linux desktop (up-to-date Debian Sid, 3.15-10.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64) by using blueman and its associated tools. Scanning for the device works equally ...
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How do I disable a bluetooth adapter and install a new one in ubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro (8.2). I have a faulty bluetooth antenna that I am not interested in paying to fix. In windows I have a usb bluetooth dongle and I just keep the built in ...
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How to prevent unauthorized access to bluetooth speakers?

I have the Soundsticks Wireless speakers. They support bluetooth but also have a regular 3.5mm audio jack. My issue is that neighbors can pair with the speakers and play audio and I don't know how to ...
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How can I get bluetooth to work on Windows Server 2012?

Apparently Windows Server 2012 does not support Bluetooth out of the box? Is there any way to get Bluetooth to work? I went to the manufacturers' website and found this link: ...
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Linux startup script to connect to bluetooth and cron to keep it connected

I have a mini Bluetooth keyboard and a Raspberry Pi running a Debian-based distro. I know the MAC address of the keyboard but for this question, let’s just use AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF. Right now I have to ...
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Applescript to connect to bluetooth device

I'm trying to create an applescript to allow me to connect to a bluetooth device by it's Bluetooth ID. So far, i've managed to get an applescript to turn on bluetooth if it's off. Here's the code: ...
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Bluetooth not detecting any devices in Windows 7

My Lenovo ThinkPad E320 Laptop running Windows 7 64bit has recently been refusing to detect any Bluetooth devices. I have tried to connect, using 'Add devices' under 'devices and printers' to two ...
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Disable Connected / Connection Lost bezels on OS X

Is there a way to disable the notifications shown when the connection status of a Bluetooth device changes? (Either globally or per device.) You could remove ...
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How to configure Mac OS X Snow Leopard to automatically connect to my Bluetooth Speakers for sound output?

I have a bluetooth speaker that I use for audio output on Snow Leopard (the Sony SRS-BT100). Generally I like it, except for one thing: When my laptop wakes from sleep it does not automatically ...
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Which BlueTooth dongles are supported under Ubuntu 9.04?

I am trying to use a BlueTooth-based Apple keyboard under Ubuntu 9.04 and although the device is visible from the Bluetooth window, I cannot connect (or bond) to it. When prompted to type the actual ...
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How do I use my phone for SMS (while connected via bluetooth)

I connected my Nexus 5 to my Windows 8 computer via bluetooth, with the hopes that I could do 2 things. Use my computer to send SMS messages Use me computer as a headset (with my microphone and ...
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What's the difference between Wifi and Bluetooth?

What is the difference between Wifi (802.11 "wireless") and Bluetooth?
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How to force hcitool scan

I'm using hcitool to discover BT devices. hcitool scan I works great but when it succeeds, the successive invocations will return the contents of the discovery cache and return immediately. I need ...
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Bluetooth A2DP profile and poor sound quality

I have bought a YMB-10 module lately. This is a Bluetooth wireless audio receiver you can connect to your stereo to listen to music played from your mobile or laptop etc. I tried to play some music ...
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Can I use a mini PCI-E card in a standard motherboard with PCI/PCI Express slots?

I'm helping someone build a computer and they absolutely insist on having an internal Bluetooth adapter. I've been searching around for a PCI-E/PCI based Bluetooth adapter but I've had no luck ...
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One Mouse, Two Computers, One-Click Switch

I have two computers set up next to each other - one Mac and one PC. Is there a mouse out there (Bluetooth, perhaps?) that I can use on both - one computer at a time - without linking the desktops? ...
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Quick copy and paste over Bluetooth

Can I make quick copy & pastes between devices over Bluetooth? I know how to move files between devices but have always felt that a clipboard-like approach would be a great feature. Examples: ...
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Annoying sound from microphone in headphone

I recently bought a Plantronics bluetooth headset for VOIP in Skype. But I am facing an annoying problem. The microphone is really sensitive and I could hear all the background noises and my sound ...
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wireless usb disk?

My dream is to have a "USB disk" I can access (wifi or bluetooth) without taking it out of my wallet. Does something like this exist?
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Is it possible to transfer files from my Galaxy S3 to my ARM Chromebook?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone and a Samsung ARM Chromebook. I have pictures on my phone that I would like to be able to transfer to my Chromebook without use of the cloud. Is there a tool or app I ...
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Bluetooth version and capabilities of a USB adapter

Is there a Windows utility that shows detailed information about the current bluetooth device attached to the PC? Like supported bluetooth versions, standards, etc.
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Where does Windows 7 store bluetooth phone contacts and calendar data?

Windows 7 has feature can help you connect mobile phone via bluetooth. I wonder where Windows 7 stores bluetooth phone contacts and calendar data as I could not find it in documents location ?
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Can a file be transferred from an iPhone to Mac OS X using Bluetooth?

Can a file be transferred from an iPhone to another iPhone/iPod/iPad and to my Mac/PC using Bluetooth?
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Enabling windows 7 to allow bluetooth file transfers without confirmation

I have a phone that I am using to transfer file in between my various computer using bluetooth. I can easily push files from my computers onto my phone quickly and easily (computers run windows 7, ...
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Bluetooth to 3.5mm audio jack

I want to connect my laptop's (and cellphone's) bluetooth to an audio jack. Of course there has to be some sort of receiver on the audio jack side. Are there any devices for this?
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Windows 7 Bluetooth Configuration

I have Bluetooth installed in my laptop. The Bluetooth is enabled according to the status light. However, I do not see Bluetooth listed in device manager or have a control panel option for it. A scan ...
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Is Bluetooth prone to data errors?

Our company has a brand new Bluetooth barcode scanner. I've received reports that occasionally a wrong character is received; this is using Code 128, which has a checksum built in that should nearly ...
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Is it possible to use aptX on unsupported computers or phones?

I've been reading up recently on different ways of wirelessly streaming media. At first I ignored bluetooth connections because of the quality, but then I started reading about aptX, which sounded ...
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Scripting / Macro tools for Bluetooth etc on Windows

Say I have to connect a Bluetooth headset, it takes a long time to do it manually each time (and afterwards its the sound settings). What kind of scripting or macro tools would I use to automate ...
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Why can't we listen to audio using bluetooth head set

While this is perfectly OK while I take calls using my bluetooth headset , why can't we listen to audio using my bluetooth Headset ? Does the headset software internally built to function only for ...
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Is it possible to pair my Magic Mouse to both Windows and Mac OS X?

I have a Magic Mouse that I'd like to use on Windows and Mac OS X (scrolling will not be necessary on Windows, at least for now, since I have this shiny trackpad too). However, it is my understanding ...
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Would Bluetooth dongles work on my speaker that has USB port?

I'm looking at some USB dongles on eBay, and I was wondering if I was to buy one, i could connect to my speaker which has a USB port, so that I can play music on it from my computer without using an ...
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How to convert my wireless keyboard Bluetooth dongle as universal bluetooth dongle?

So I have an old Logitech wireless keyboard which is still working perfectly fine. I was wondering if I could use its bluetooth dongle in order to connect my bluetooth speakers(different brand) to my ...
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How to connect multiple bluetooth A2DP/HFP-compatible phones to one bluetooth headset?

I need to be able to use anytime - and anywhere! - three mobile phones with a single bluetooth headset. Mobiles and headset supports A2DP and HFP bluetooth v2.0 profiles. I do not need to ...
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Uninstalling Intel Proset/Wireless Bluetooth while upgrading to windows 8

I purchased Windows Upgrade 8 and ran Windows Update Assistant on existing windows 7. However, It is asking me to uninstall Intel Wireless bluetooth, as it is not compatible with windows 8. I did ...
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Bluetooth Headset drivers on Windows 7

I have a Dell Precision with integrated bluetooth from work. I wanted to connect either one of my two bluetooth headsets (Plantronics UC Voyager Pro v2 and Sennheiser MM450X) in order to make calls ...
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Displaying / Setting USB BlueTooth Buffer Size

In Windows 7 there is a sequence of mouse clicks on various icons which will display the buffer size of a given Com Port. I can't remember that sequence at this moment. I know I did it once before. ...