Quickly connect to Bluetooth devices in Mac OS?

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  1. brilliantthings, Jun 21, 2012
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    brilliantthings macrumors 6502

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    I use three Bluetooth devices with my MBA regularly (running Lion). I'd like a way to quickly connect to each of these. Ideally with a keyboard shortcut.

    There must be a way to shortcut the menu items in the bluetooth menu "Connect This Device", but I haven't been able to find out how.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What kind of devices? How are you losing the connection? Once you connect a device, it should automatically reconnect if you turn it back on.
     
  3. brilliantthings thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Keyboard, iPhone, Bluetooth Speakers

    Not losing connection.

    If I startup my computer, keyboard connects automatically, but other two devices don't. I'm happy that they don't connect automatically but a keyboard shortcut to connect to each device would be very helpful.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    They don't appear on the Bluetooth menu when you click the icon on the Menu Bar? You should be able to click the icon, select the device and click "connect".

    In System Preferences > Bluetooth, do you have "On" and "Discoverable" both checked?
     
  5. brilliantthings thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry. Musnt be making myself clear. It's very simple to connect to a Bluetooth device. I'd just like to use a keyboard shortcut to do it.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You may be able to create a custom shortcut, but I somewhat doubt it.
     
  7. brilliantthings thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I've worked out I can use Fn+Ctrl+F8 to select the Bluetooth menu in menubar, then I can use arrows to navigate to Connect to Device. But is there an AppleScript to do the same and then assign a keystroke?
     

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