[Bug 146418] Re: connect to bluetooth mouse fails
kraftche at cae.wisc.edu
Wed Oct 17 16:00:43 BST 2007
> Actually "Browse Devices" means browsing the contents of a ftpobex-
> device like e.g. a mobile phone.
> For connecting HID-devices follow these steps:
> 1.(a) right-click "Bluetooth-Manager-Applet", select "preferences"
> 1.(b) from "system-menu/settings" chose "bluetooth preferences"
> 2. select "services"
> 3. select "input service"
> 4. press connect-button of your device
> 5. press "add"
> 6. select your device
> 7. press "connect"
Wow. That's a really confusing interface. I had assumed that
"preferences" would be behavior changes for the Bluetooth-Manager-Applet,
not settings for all things bluetooth related. And I never would have
thought to look under "services" to connect to a mouse. Is there some
technical limitation that prevents the applet from working the way myself
and many others thought it did: just present a list of detected bluetooth
devices and when told to connect, do the appropriate thing for the type of
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
connect to bluetooth mouse fails
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