Disappearing Bluetooth icon

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by jevel, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2003
    Whenever I get files sent from a PC my BT icon disappears! It happens every time, no exception. Anyone seen this? Is there a fix?

  2. macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2003
    Same Here!
  3. macrumors 68000


    May 6, 2002
    Brooklyn, NYC
    this may sound totally absurd but its there any chance it's disappearing because you are switching apps and putting the Finder to the background, therefore hiding the BT icon from the menu bar? probably not but i thought i'd mention it. i recently had a support call where someone said that when they opened Mail all their scripts in the script menu changed. all it was was they were seeing the Mail scripts menu, and not the Finder's. silly, but silly things do happen. i know there are a lot of menus in Word and they take up a lot of the menu bar on my machine, hiding most of my menu bar icons. are you guys on small screens, like 12" PowerBooks or iBooks? try clicking onto the desktop to bring the Finder to the front after you've opened Word and see if it's up there. if it is indeed disappearing well, i have no idea but it's damn interesting.
  4. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    Mine goes at restart, I have to uncheck and recheck the box in the Preferences Pane to get it back.
  5. macrumors newbie


    Jan 9, 2004
    i've also had the same problem since i formatted mine and reinstalled 10.3 everytime i restart it goes again
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2003
    Thanks for your input!

    I´m on a 15" 1.25GHz PowerBook. It´s brand new. Had it for two weeks.

    The icon is really gone. When I go to System options, and look in the BT prefs, the checkbox at the bottom where you can choose whether the icon should be displayed or not is unchecked. I check it again, and even click the padlock to preserve settings, but when my friend sends me a new file it won´t stick. The box becomes unchecked, and the icon disappears. Every time.


  7. thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2003
    OK. Now I´ve reinstallled and it still does it! I also got a brand new iBook over to do a little review and to compare it to my PowerBook, and this one does it as well! Anyone spoken to Apple about it?


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