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Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by rexfuge, Jun 30, 2006.
is there a way to clear this list?
ey fuge, please do us all a favor and be more specific in your post title selection. it will also help others search the forums at a later date. thanks.
i think he means to clear the bluetooth connection list (or what's the exact term for this) on the dialog box you see when sending files through bluetooth
I'll pretend that you haven't been sharing scandals and baby-laugh-ringtones to all those people.
Open your Bluetooth pref.pane and you should find this...
but its not showing up on my Bluetooth pref.pane
You want to clear the recent list of Bluetooth File Exchange, you won't find it the prefs. I cleared mine recently, but I forgot how I did it (a symptom that comes with age). Lemme trace my steps. will post the answer in a bit.
Oops... wrong answer Gomi!
Try this nifty little utility... you'll need to repair your existing devices afterwards.
System Preference> Bluetooth> Devices> Delete
jm, that's exactly what I first posted... I only noticed this now but deleting from the pref.pane won't "refresh" the bt list from the BT File Exchange browse window since I also see a pair of devices that don't show up in the prefpane. The utility I uploaded should work, I just tried it out a few minutes ago.
This is another way of removing the recent devices list without re-pairing again your devices.
0. Turn Bluetooth OFF
1. Install Xcode tools from your installer disc (Under Mac OS10.4, Xcode is not installed by default, plus it will require around 3GB of HD space)
2. Open Bluetooth Explorer by going to Macintosh HD>Developer>Applications>(Menu)Utilities>Bluetooth>Bluetooth Explorer
3. In Bluetooth Explorer, go to Utilities>Show Device Cache , It will now display a list of devices that was paired or discovered by your Mac. What you can do for now is to remember or list the Device Address of the device name that you want to keep in the list since you will need the device address later on. DO NOT select Delete Selected Device from this list since this will only remove the name details of the device from the list of your recent devices, and you'll end up having an Unknown Device from the list instead.
4. After writing the Device Address that you want to save, open com.apple.Bluetooth.plist(via Property List Editor) by going to User>Library>Preferences>com.apple.Bluetooth.plist(ctrl+click -- open with -- Property List Editor)
5.Once opened, click on the carrot (arrow) on Root and select RecentDevices and click on the carrot(arrow) again to display a list of Device Address. You can now delete the addresses here that you want to be removed from the list, take note of the device addresses you wrote that you dont want to be deleted or you have to re-pair again.
6. Onc eyou have deleted the addresses of the devices you want to be removed from the list, SAVE the plist file back to its original location (User/Library/Preferences)
7. Log out and Log back in, Turn Bluetooth ON and see under your Browse Bluetooth list that those devices that is eating up space are now gone.
I hope the instructions are not too technical, I tried my best to make it as simple as possible
Sorry i was looking at the wrong window, so how did you delete?
thanks, been dying to delete all those devices....
i used snapndrag to capture the devices name...
i like to add..
after deleting, you shld go back to step 1, 2 and 3 and delete those name
whew! that was fun. thanks babynino!
youre the man!
Hehe adventure ba fuge? I dont know if you were able to remove those devices already. If you do then congrats hehe.
Thanks for the additional info loko__loko
Tried this... how will I remove the unknown device?
i did! thanks ulet! good thing i already installed developers tool when i first got this mac...
are you really a
Check out this link http://blog.litux.org/2007/04/18/cleaning-up-bluetooth-recent-devices-list
Isn't this as simple as trashing the com.apple.Bluetooth.plist? I went into my ~/Library/Preferences folder and trashed the file, now my Bluetooth device history is empty. Of course, after doing this, I'll need to pair my own BT devices again. There's just a few of them anyway, and oddly, my wireless mighty mouse and BT headset were instantly recognized and added to the list once within range.