bluetooth symbol

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  1. sarbru macrumors newbie

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    Does anybody know what the 3 dots across the bluetooth symbol mean. The bluetooth symbol itself is dim and the 3 dots are highlighted. Bluetooth seems to be working ok.
     
  2. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure it means that there is file transfer / connection going on...
     
  3. sarbru thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    that seems a bit long.... even after rebooting?
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Do you have a paired headset? Turn off discoverable.
     
  6. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    It means a device is connected (i.e. mouse, keyboard, phone, etc)
     
  7. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    You can install Growl (a central notification system) + Hardwaregrowler (in the same dmg) to debug what keeps your bluetooth connection open. Hardwaregrowler will notify you (through growl) about changes in hardware (ie. USB mouse attached, harddrive removed and Bluetooth devices (un)paired). A growl message looks like this:

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  8. sarbru thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have had a wireless mouse and keyboard for over a year and just started seeing these 3 dot for about one to two weeks.
     
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