Bluetooth Question

JzzTrump22

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
From which list do you want to remove devices...?
When you right click the bluetooth icon and go to "browse" there are some names i want to get rid of.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Open ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist (using Property List Editor) and under Root go to RecentDevices. Mark the ones you want to delete and press the delete button.

Mark that the plist only have the BD_ADDR of the devices, on the form 00-0a-d9-2f-ef-17, if you haven't added them to favorites then you have to guess the friendly name (or check the date which either shows last used or added, not sure).
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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JzzTrump22 said:
I don't have that file in my system.
You don't have a file named com.apple.Bluetooth.plist in /Users/<your username>/Library/Preferences/ ...? :confused:

(Remember ~ is just a *nix shortcut for your home folder)

Then where are your Bluetooth preferences...?
 

Mechcozmo

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JzzTrump22 said:
I don't have that file in my system.
Try going to System Preferences and then Bluetooth. See if what you want is there.

The '~' symbol means your home directory which can vary to things like "john" or "bobby" or "thegreatmacintoshuser" so they are just represented by the tilde, or "~"
 

JzzTrump22

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
You don't have a file named com.apple.Bluetooth.plist in /Users/<your username>/Library/Preferences/ ...? :confused:

(Remember ~ is just a *nix shortcut for your home folder)

Then where are your Bluetooth preferences...?
Oh, i didn't pay attention to the ~. I found the file.
 

JzzTrump22

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Mechcozmo said:
Try going to System Preferences and then Bluetooth. See if what you want is there.
The wierd thing is that i cleared the list in the System Preferences. But the names remain on the list when i click "browse"

BTW, i don't know how to use/open/get property list editor.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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JzzTrump22 said:
The wierd thing is that i cleared the list in the System Preferences. But the names remain on the list when i click "browse"

BTW, i don't know how to use/open/get property list editor.
In System Preferences you "only" delete the FavoriteDevices, not RecentDevices...

I just open Property List Editor (think the app is in Core Services, not sure) by double-clicking any .plist file, like com.apple.Bluetooth.plist ;)

And this approach works, I tested it here on my machine and deleted all the entries under RecentDevices (kept two in FavoriteDevices, though, which now are the only ones appearing when I choose "Browse Device..."

Edit: Just found Property List Editor... it's in /Developer/Applications so if you don't have Developer tools installed you can either edit com.apple.Bluetooth.plist with a text-only editor (emacs, textwrangler, subethaedit, etc...) or (if you don't need to keep any devices in the recent-list) just delete com.apple.Bluetooth.plist all together...
 
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