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Turn off bluetooth by default on start up

When I boot my laptop, Bluetooth is on by default: Is it possible to set it to instead be off when I start up my laptop?:
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How can I change the names of paired/connected remote bluetooth devices?

How can I change the name of my paired, remote Bluetooth devices (e.g., "Jabra a1.55.30" to "My headset")? I'm comfortable using the CLI, if that is more efficient.
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— SOLVED — Bluetooth not detecting using Loki [closed]

SOLVED 3/3 solutions + screen caps below Tried to find a solution to this problem reading around but no one else mentioned these so posting it here considering how easily it's fixed. Problem #1 ...
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Can I get bluetooth devices to remain after suspend/resume and/or reboot

I have recently installed Elementary OS, Loki on a Mac Mini (mid 2010). I successfully configure a bluetooth keyboard and trackpad (both apple) using the 'System Settings::Bluetooth' panel. Pairing ...
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Bluetooth Keeps Getting Turned Off at Wake up

After sometime of my desktop being suspended, if I wake up the machine, bluetooth is turned off. I need to plug a usb mouse to reenable bluetooth via the indicator and then I can use my devices as ...
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How to recieve files via bluetooth?

I'm trying to transfer some pictures from my phone to my computer, but I cannot seem to find an option to receive files, only to send them. I tried looking up some guides for Ubuntu (for example), but ...
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How to debug bluetooth

I'm having regular issues with bluetooth and I could really use some tips on debugging this. Especially in areas it's different from Ubuntu. I'm basically having this issue: Bluetooth applet ...
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How to automatically switch to connected Bluetooth headset and enable A2DP mode? [closed]

Default state: Enable bluetooth Connect to paired bluetooth headset Sound > Output > "Device for sound output" remains "Speakers - Built-in Audio" Switch "Device for sound output" to bluetooth ...
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How do I accept a file via Bluetooth?

It's a bit strange to ask, but the situation is: I can easily send from my laptop with elementary OS files via Bluetooth, but I do not understand how to accept a file. The system notifies me that a ...
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How to use media shares in loki

After enabling media shares in switchboard, I would expect to see my machine in the networks section in pantheon-files on another eOS loki machine in my network. I cannot find it anywhere. How do I ...
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How to disable Bluetooth by default?

I want Bluetooth disabled by default. How to do it in elementary os? I've already tried to disable it in settings. But there is no option for this. If I disable it on top bar and login and logout the ...
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Bluetooth not work on elementary os 0.4 Loki

I've installed elementary OS on my laptop but bluetooth doesn't recognize any device, can someone help me? I'm not expert with the ubuntu system...and sorry for my english 03:00.0 Ethernet controller ...
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Turn off bluetooth on startup

I'm looking for a way to have bluetooth turned off every time I start my computer, but without loosing ability to turn it on again using only switch in wingpanel. I've seen many answers to similar ...
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How can I disable networking and bluetooth indefinetly?

On my laptop I'm only holding high sensitive data. I want to disable the OS from going online or connecting to bluetooth devices at all and indefinetly. I want it to be impossible to go online with ...
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I can not receive files from my phone by bluetooth

I can not send files by bluetooth from my cell phone to the computer, they always give an error and do not send (I do not get it on the computer that is trying to get a file to accept it or deny it) ...
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Bluetooth device disconnects and bluetooth related UI locks up ocassionally

This happens occasionally when the computer is in use. When this happens, both the bluetooth indicator in the wingpanel and in the bluetooth section of settings seem to hang until I execute the ...
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Sending files from phone to notebook via Bluetooth

I've installed elementary OS Loki on my Lenovo G580 laptop and I'm very happy with it, but there's a one problem. In elementary OS Freya (and any other Linux distros I've ever used) I used to send ...
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BT A2DP not connecting automatically

I have installed a CSR 4.0 bluetooth dongle with drivers on my PC and paired it with a Bluetooth speaker. It works OK but I have to manually start the A2DP (sink) service for the speaker to work. Is ...
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Reinstall Bluetooth elementary OS

From a lot of time my bluetooth does not work on elementary OS. On Ubuntu is okay, in Windows also, but elementary OS bluetooth icon is always gray even if I switch it on from wingpanel and cannot ...
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Bluetooth connceted speakers - volume not adjusting

When I connect to my speakers via bluethooth (listening to music through them) and adjust the volume on my laptop, it adjust the volume for the internal laptop speakers and not the bluetooth connected ...
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Fix bad quality audio in Bluetooth headphones

I have a pair of Ghostek soDrop 2 headphones. They're Bluetooth-compatible with a built-in microphone and the ability to make calls if connected to a phone. I paired them with my Linux computer, ...
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Q: Bluetooth automatically turns on

i am using 0.4.1 loki, and every time the PC awake its bluetooth is turned on. Is there a way to completely disable bluetooth?
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Bluetooth cannot search detect any device

I have Loki installed updated up to today (7-Oct-2017). My bluetooth cannot search any device recently and keep turning. The wingpanel and system setting both can turn on and off bluetooth but can ...
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Bluetooth manager requests use of pin to pair headphones - elementaryOS

Problem: When I try to connect my logitech bluetooth headphones, the headphones are recognized, however, the bluetooth manager than provides a pin code asks me to input it to headphones...??? There ...
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I couldn't find the Bluetooth settings in loki

I wanted to connect by headphones to my laptop using Bluetooth but i can't find the Bluetooth settings in the system settings. Even when i toggle the Bluetooth from wingpanel i couldn't find my ...
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How to select bluetooth dongle over internal bluetooth card

On my machine, I have two bluetooth adapters. One inside (connected to the wifi) that has terrible range, and a bluetooth dongle (usb) that has excellent range. On elementary OS, it automatically ...
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How to remove the Bluetooth icon from the topbar?

first Elementary OS user here! I don't use Bluetooth, so how can I remove it from the top bar. I know that I can disable it, but I want to remove it.
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Trouble connecting a bluetooth keyboard

I'm after getting some help to make a bluetooth keyboard work, I can't figure out how to get it to connect and stay connected so it will work to allow me to enter my password when switching the PC on. ...
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Bluetooth no longer works after system update

I've been using elementaryOS Loki for a while but after I decided to update packages queued in my System Updates, Bluetooth, along with its icon in Wingpanel ceased to work, although I'm not entirely ...
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Bluetooth headphones not showing up as sound output on Dell XPS 15

I have Elementary OS Loki installed on my Dell XPS 15, I've got it paired to my UE Boom 2 and Bose QuietControl 30, but they aren't showing up as a possible Sound output. Their indicated type is ...
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0cf3:3004 Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth stop working within 5 minutes

System Information uname -r: 4.4.0-57-generic lsusb: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 ...
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Trouble with bluetooth intermittently working

Further to the problems I experienced with my touchpad, I am now encountering issues with bluetooth. Everything was working fine, but on my most recent reboot bluetooth now seems to have totally ...
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Bluetooth not detecting any devices on Thinkpad T420s

I have elementary Freya installed. It seems Bluetooth is working. At least it's not hard- or software blocked and the lamp on my T420s is on as if Bluetooth was doing something. But when I try to find ...
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How can I safely upgrade to BlueZ 5?

Purchased a new Logitech MX mouse. This mouse requires Bluetooth Smart which is only available in BlueZ 5. Everything I have read in upgrading the packages breaks the current Bluetooth Manager PPA ...
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Bluetooth headphones don't work at all :(

Today I bought a cheap usb bluetooth adapter to use it with my bluetooth headphones, and I've tried to connect them and use them. When I try to connect them it either says Unable to connect or asks me ...
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Can't wake the computer from suspend state with wireless mouse and keyboard

I have a Logitech M705 wireless mouse through unifying receiver and a Bluetooth Micorsoft Keyboard. Both work just fine in OS but they won't wake the computer from suspend state. I guess the usb power ...
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Settings are missing options and settings after update to Juno

I recently updated from Loki to Juno. I copied my home folder over as is. As I was copying the home folder over, after Juno had installed itself, I marked all the same-name folders to merge and all ...
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Distorted sound quality via Bose QC35 headphones on Juno

I tried connecting my Bose QC35 Bluetooth headphones to my Dell XPS 13, on a new installation of elementaryOS Juno. I hear a hissing noise in the headphones, which does not change in its volume. When ...
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Bluetooth and laptop speakers working at the same time

I installed eOS on an HP Envy x360 Convertible 13-y0xx. Bluetooth is doing something strange. If I'm connected to my Bluetooth headsets, open YouTube through Epiphany, everything sounds normal. But if ...
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Compatibility chart

I am planning to move to Elementary OS and was wondering if there is a kind of compatibility chart. I'm planning to buy an ASUS UX390UA, but I would like to have everything working properly. Like ...
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Bluetoooth Tether

How to get a bluetooth tether to work? I thought it was my old phone, but now I have a new one and it still does not work. I can create a bluetooth connection to eOS from phone I can create a tether ...
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Bluetooth start automatically on wake up

I'm on Eos HERA 5.1.3 My bluetooth auto start when i wake up my laptop. I would like the bluetooth to stay off on wake up, reboot, boot.... But i d'ont want to ban it or kill it everytime... How to ...
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Missing “Bluetooth settings”

Recently I noticed that I don't have "Bluetooth" tab in my System settings. When I press the Bluetooth icon in my taskbar and press "Bluetooth settings..." it just opens up "System settings" window ...
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How can I disable bluetooth by default?

I have tried to deactivate the bluetooth as I did in other versions of elementary, but in elementary os hera I did not succeed, which was to edit the file /etc/rc.local and add rfkill block bluetooth, ...
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Problem with finding bluetooth device

i just bought a new laptop and had install elementary os as a main boot. But i have a problem with bluetooth on my laptop. It keeps searching and no others bluetooth device detected. In this case , i ...
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Problems with bluetooth

For over a month I have a problem with bluetooth. I couldn't turn it on from wingpanel icon, but it was possible to do that from System Settings. However, after bluetooth was turned on, I couldn't ...
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Sending files via bluetooth

I'm not sure, if I am just stupid, or discovered a bug. I wanted to send a file to my phone, using bluetooth. I did the pairing, and then wanted to send a file: Then comes the file selection dialog,...
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Bluetooth headset set-up problem

I'm having this problem when I try to set-up my bluetooth headset (an Avantree audition Pro, which is very nice btw), and it pairs properly, but when I go to sound settings, it doesn't show in list of ...
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Magic mouse connection issues on PC

Similar or same problem as the other folk with "magic mouse connection issues". magic mouse has to be reconnected every time I restart my computer. And it has to be done by "bluetooth settings". If I ...
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Bluetooth stopped working - HERA

Bluetooth is dead. Yesterday it worked, today it's not. I checked common points like: systemctl restart bluetooth cat /etc/bluetooth/main.con ....AutoEnable=true rfkill ID TYPE DEVICE SOFT ...