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Topic # 4448 20-Jul-2005 11:37
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I just bought a Dell Inspiron 9300 with Bluetooth. It synced up with my mouse and phone with no problems. Works like a champ.

However, I'm a big fan of minimalist desktops. HOW can I get rid of the "Bluetooth Information Exchanger" icon. I've tried deleting it (it just comes back at reboot), I've disabled the Exchanger service through the Bluetooth Manager Service Properties.

[b]It just won't die![/b]

Does anybody know a trick for this?

Thanks,
Mike

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Reply # 16803 20-Jul-2005 12:12
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I don't remember a Bluetooth Exchange Folder on my desktop. Perhaps you have changed the Bluetooth configuration and set the folder used for file transfer to be on your desktop?

Try changing it to My Documents or another temporary location. Right-click the Bluetooth icon, Advanced Configuration, Local Services, File Transfer and change the location there.







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  Reply # 16816 21-Jul-2005 06:10
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It's not a folder, it's a blue icon with blue waves coming out of it. It's an application called "Bluetooth Information Exchanger". I have absolutely no interest in doing file exchange through bluetooth. I'm just using it for a BT mouse (I hate the touchpad thingy!).

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Mike

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  Reply # 18524 16-Aug-2005 22:55
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Hi Mike, Have you found a fix for this yet? I have exactly the same problem. My desktop is organised into folders representing different task areas, and this Bluetooth Information Exchanger icon is out of context. Its annoying the way it always pops back - even when you just Standby.

Let me know if you crack it.

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Reply # 18525 16-Aug-2005 22:59
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Welcome to Geekzone, fineline...

I finally saw this specific kind of icon on the desktop when I was testing the Toshiba Libretto. couldn't figure how to remove it though...





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  Reply # 18528 16-Aug-2005 23:15
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I use TweakUI to remove desktop icons that wont go by themselves, maybe try using that?




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  Reply # 18541 17-Aug-2005 00:49
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Thanks Disenchanted, that's fixed it!!



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  Reply # 18545 17-Aug-2005 04:54
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I haven't been able to find any other way to make that thing go away. The TweakUI seems to do the trick, though. Thanks!

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Reply # 18549 17-Aug-2005 09:37
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Wow... One of the first things I install on my computer (not that I have to do any reinstall lately), and I forgot about the TweakUI PowerToy...

Good one!




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Reply # 18585 17-Aug-2005 17:34
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freitasm: Wow... One of the first things I install on my computer (not that I have to do any reinstall lately), and I forgot about the TweakUI PowerToy...
Good one!

Its probably the single best free windows utility i have ever used. period.




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