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Bluetooth - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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    I don't understand Microsofts reasoning on this. If I'm listening to music through my Iphone to a bluetooth speaker, then Windows will also connect to the bluetooth speaker which I don't want. Bluetooth never has worked well in Windows 8. Did fine in Windows 7. I have lost bluetooth connections constantly and have had to remove and pair the device again.

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  2. #21


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    Windows 8.1

    Shortcut to the Bluetooth toggle switch


    Quote Originally Posted by OZJ View Post
    Hi,

    Apologies if this is being posted in the wrong section, but when I go to PC and Devices > Bluetooth, there is no switch for turning Bluetooth on and off.

    I am using Windows 8.1; the latest version.
    Someone in the UK posted a fix for this. I'm amazed that I can't find this fix anywhere else.

    ** link removed **

    In summary:
    I always toggle my BT off when Iím not using a connected device to preserve battery life, it makes sense, so having to:
    swipe for charms->select settings->change PC settings->PC & devices->Bluetooth->BT on/off
    is about 5 steps too many in my book. There is however a relative easy way to implement this missing functionality.You can create a desktop shortcut that points directly to the Bluetooth settings section of the Metro settings. Firstly hold down a finger on the desktop until the menu pops up, then select New-> Shortcut. Then paste the following in the destination box:

    %windir%\explorer.exe%localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\ Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SettingsPagePCSystemBluetooth.settingcontent-ms

    The part in bold should tie in directly with which language you selected when you set up your Windows 8.1 device. You can check the language by swiping charms->settings->keyboard, since most commonly you would have chosen a keyboard layout in line with the language settings on the device. Most likely it will be either UK or US, and if the shortcut you make with one doesnít work, try the other.Once you have made the shortcut, you can simply pin it to Start, and it will appear as a live tile that you can tap to take you to the settings page and turn BT on/off. Okay, itís still a two step process but thatís a heck of a lot quicker.
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Jan 2015 at 19:50.
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  3. #22


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by aucdiver View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by OZJ View Post
    Hi,

    Apologies if this is being posted in the wrong section, but when I go to PC and Devices > Bluetooth, there is no switch for turning Bluetooth on and off.

    I am using Windows 8.1; the latest version.
    Someone in the UK posted a fix for this. I'm amazed that I can't find this fix anywhere else.

    ** link removed **

    In summary:
    I always toggle my BT off when Iím not using a connected device to preserve battery life, it makes sense, so having to:
    swipe for charms->select settings->change PC settings->PC & devices->Bluetooth->BT on/off
    is about 5 steps too many in my book. There is however a relative easy way to implement this missing functionality.You can create a desktop shortcut that points directly to the Bluetooth settings section of the Metro settings. Firstly hold down a finger on the desktop until the menu pops up, then select New-> Shortcut. Then paste the following in the destination box:

    %windir%\explorer.exe%localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\ Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SettingsPagePCSystemBluetooth.settingcontent-ms

    The part in bold should tie in directly with which language you selected when you set up your Windows 8.1 device. You can check the language by swiping charms->settings->keyboard, since most commonly you would have chosen a keyboard layout in line with the language settings on the device. Most likely it will be either UK or US, and if the shortcut you make with one doesnít work, try the other.Once you have made the shortcut, you can simply pin it to Start, and it will appear as a live tile that you can tap to take you to the settings page and turn BT on/off. Okay, itís still a two step process but thatís a heck of a lot quicker.
    We already had it here about a year before there.

    Bluetooth Devices Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
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