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XP and Vista: Put or Remove the Bluetooth Icon in the System Tray

Having quick access to your bluetooth connection is very handy. Other people probably do not like it there. Here is how to control the behavior of your bluetooth icon in your system tray.


Now that you know how to transfer files to and from your bluetooth phone, you may wish to have quick access to your bluetooth devices. Here’s how to place the bluetooth icon in the system tray.

    1. Click Start
    2. Click Control Panel
    3. Click Bluetooth Devices
    4. Click the Options tab
    5. Click Show the Bluetooth Icon in the notification area
    6. Click OK

If you ever want to remove it, just repeat the process and uncheck the box.

Alternatively, in Vista you can just type Bluetooth in the Start Search textbox in the Start Menu and select Bluetooth Devices from there.

David Kirk
David Kirk
David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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