Automating bluetooth on/off when plugging in external?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by DisplacedMic, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    I have looked around for scripts that will automate this process and played around a bit with automator, but nothing is working quite right.

    what i would like is for BT to turn off when i unplug the TBD and turn on when i plug it back in.

    It's not crucial as the battery life on both the MTP and keyboard is awesome but I would prefer to have this feature automated nevertheless.

    I used to use macro polo for things like this but there again i'm not seeing any recent info on this topic. Surely i'm not the only person trying to do this?
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012

    My phone automatically pairs itself when my BT receivers turn on like the one in the car. Dunno if that's what ur talking about.

    What trigger are you using to take the off/on action?
  3. DisplacedMic thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    yep - it works great, but the problem is pittering around the house my bt devices go in and out. ideally i would only like for the trackpad and keyboard to connect when thunderbolt is plugged in.
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    The devs. web site seems to be down at the moment, but I believe the app Control Plane will do what you want.

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