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How to disable Bluetooth in Ubuntu

Bluetooth is becoming a fact of daily computer life on Linux, and more and more Bluetooth dongles and PCI cards are finding support in the Linux kernel. However, not everyone likes to have this technology enabled all of the time, as it can contribute to battery drain. Many Linux distributions …

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How to rename a Bluetooth device on macOS

Bluetooth devices have generic names. Generally speaking, the device names will be different from one device manufacturer to another but, Bluetooth devices that are the same make and model will have the exact same name. It’s not practical to give each device its own name. That said, users might need …

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How to reset Bluetooth on macOS

macOS generally has great Bluetooth support. Connecting devices is easy, and rarely does a device fail to pair, or have a choppy connection. Both the hardware and the software work well and it’s to be expected since Apple has its own Bluetooth mouse and keyboards for iMacs and Mac Minis …

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How to use Bluetooth Swift Pair on Windows 10

Using a Bluetooth device is a two step process; first you have to pair it with your PC, and then you have to connect it. The pairing is really what takes more time, while connecting requires clicking a button (or tapping a keyboard shortcut) and nothing more. Pairing is really …

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How to share files over Bluetooth on Linux

Linux users often use Bluetooth to connect wireless peripherals to their computers (headphones, mice, keyboards, gaming controllers, etc.) Did you know that you can also share files over Bluetooth? It’s true! The Bluetooth protocol is incredibly useful for transferring files, folders, and other data wirelessly. Enable Bluetooth On many Linux …

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How to connect a Bluetooth device with a hotkey on Windows 10

Bluetooth, and Bluetooth devices aren’t the easiest to interact with outside of the built-in options that Windows 10 provides you. Even those don’t always work right. This isn’t entirely a Windows 10 problem because there are a lot of Bluetooth devices out there with varying  capabilities. That said, if you …

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How to control media in Chrome from Bluetooth headphones

Bluetooth has been around for a long time. When feature phones were still a thing, Bluetooth was used as a medium to send/receive files wirelessly. Now, Bluetooth is more commonly used to connect peripherals like keyboards, mouse, speakers, and headphones. Bluetooth headphones and even some speakers allow you to control …

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