[gnome-bluetooth] Bluetooth-applet / File Sharing / hciconfig
valent.turkovic at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 10:35:30 BST 2007
On 6/10/07, Rick Seymour <mailinglists at rickseymour.com> wrote:
> Are there any plans to integrate all the features of Bluetooth File
> Sharing applet into the bluetooth main applet? Rather than having two
> applets, one for file sharing and another to load up the preferences
> just have one.
> Also is it possible to enable/disable the bluetooth device from the
> applet, for power saving/security reasons. Do you need to rmmod the
> module to power down the device or simply hciconfig hci0 down?
> Ideas for Applet
> Left Click
> Neighbourhood Bluetooth devices -> Either to dropdown for each or a new
> window displaying an icon for the device type
> Device Mode ->
> Discoverable and Connectable
> File Sharing ->
> On if device enabled
> Preferences (Display an icon / Device name)
> Select device ->
> I'm thinking about learning a new language (as you do)... c++ or python?
I completely support this ideas. File transfer applet should be
integrated with the main applet. This makes sense to me and makes
bluetooth much more usable to users. Some users aren't even aware that
in order to send/receive files to hers/his desktop file sharing applet
need to be loaded first.
In order to make it more usable to general users a nice default would
be to make bluetooth file sharing enabled by default when bluetooth is
device is enabled - as Rick suggested also.
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