Auto Bluetooth ON in clamshell mode

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Wreckie, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. Wreckie macrumors regular

    May 9, 2011
    Is it somehow possible to make mac enable the bluetooth automatically when using in clamshell mode? I am using it with external Cinema Display and it would be nice if I should not open the display every time I forgot to enable bluetooth to use it with Magic Mouse.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I don't know of a way to do that, but I think most of us just leave BT on all the time whether in clamshell or not. Why are you turning it off?
  3. Wreckie thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2011
    Saving battery + using same mouse with two macbooks hence making problems
  4. John Mcgregor Suspended

    John Mcgregor

    Aug 21, 2015
    Saving battery? Your savings are going to be minuscule.
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
  6. james73 macrumors newbie


    Jun 22, 2016
    ControlPlane worked perfectly for this. Yay.

    Why did I want to do this.... because disconnecting the laptop from the Thunderbolt display and using it in another room in the house was at just the right distance away from keyboard and mouse to get perpetual disconnected/connected popups from them. So I'd disable bluetooth. Then forget about it before plugging back into the monitor... on a stand behind the monitor that makes it tricky to open just to enable bluetooth.

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